There are many things in life that you do not want to happen. One of these things is misplacing or losing your smartphone. It’s not just because you’ll have to buy a new one, which will be an additional expense. The main reason for this is the data stored on the device.
Modern smartphones contain a large amount of personal data, login credentials, banking information, and other vital information that you cannot afford to lose.
Find My Device helps you locate your lost Android and lock it until you get it back.
- View the location of your phone, tablet, or watch on a map. If the current location is not available, the last known location will be displayed.
- Use indoor maps to find your device in airports, shopping malls, and other large buildings.
- Tap the device location and then the Maps icon to navigate to your device using Google Maps.
- Even if your device is set to silent, play a sound at full volume.
- Erase the device or lock it with a personalised message and contact information on the lock screen.
- Check the network and battery statuses.
- See the hardware specifications.
If you misplaced or lost your Android phone, there is a built-in feature called Find My Device that comes with almost every Android smartphone that allows users to remotely locate the lost phone and then lock or erase it.
Steps for using Find My Device to locate lost, stolen, or misplaced Android smartphones
- Head to website using any web browser and any device
- Log in using the Google account connected with the smartphone.
- Once logged in, it will begin to display the most recent location, connectivity, and battery life.
- The phone’s current location is displayed on the right side of the page.
Click on the location pin to start the navigation
Find My Device also allows users to remotely secure the phone and, in the worst-case scenario, erase it.