Finding your Android phone if you lost it or stolen from you can be possible with Android Device Manager, a Google service that keeps your device right. Dailytechhub will show how you use this Google service.
In order to use this feature, Android Device Manager must be enabled on your smartphone. This usually happens automatically, but you can check it by going to the Google Settings app and then select Security. Then set all options, including “Determine remote location” and “Allow remote lock and delete.”
After you’re done with this set-up, then you can get started right away. The five steps below will help you find your Android smartphone or tablet anywhere.
Note: The function will only work if your device is still active. If the battery is empty, then it will create a lot more difficulty in finding the phone.
How To Find Your Lost or Stolen Phone With Android Device Manager:
- Sign in with your Google Account via the Android Device Manager web version. Make sure to sign in with the Google Account associated with the lost or stolen device;
- Here you will find all devices associated with your Google Account. Choose the desired device. Usually, your smartphone or tablet is immediately displayed and the location is retrieved. This can be seen in Google Maps, as shown on the image;
- You now have three options: call, lock and delete. You can choose to sound your device – even if the device is on standby. This is useful when you’re lost;
- Choose lock to lock your smartphone or tablet with a password, allowing you to leave a message and phone number for the winner. This is useful if you lost the smartphone or tablet;
- Choose to erase if your smartphone or tablet has been stolen. This resets the device to factory defaults and removes apps, photos, music, and settings. If the device is offline, the reset will be reset to factory defaults as soon as the device returns online. Note: After erasing, your smartphone or tablet will no longer appear in Android Device Manager. This is really your last option.
If your device is not in Android Device Manager, the feature is unfortunately disabled. Then it’s not possible to find your smartphone or tablet by this way.
Have you activated Android Device Manager on your smartphone yet?