It’s happened to many of us—one second our phone is in our hand and the next it’s nowhere to be found. It’s easy to misplace a mobile device, but they often contain a lot of personal information, so losing it can be the ultimate stressor. If you’re wondering how to find a lost Android phone, we’ve got you covered. Start with these steps from Trademore:
Google provides an app and website called Find My Device, which you can use to locate your missing phone; however, it’s important to note that your Android device can only be found if:
To check that your Find My Device is on:
To check that Location is on:
Once all of the correct settings are in place, you can track your lost Android device moving forward.
To find your lost Android device, open up Find My Device. From there, you should see a map with your registered devices displayed, where you can locate your Android device. In addition to locating your device, you have a few more options:
If you’re a Samsung user, you can track a lost Android device using Samsung’s Find My Mobile feature. Here’s how to make sure this is set up on your device:
Once these settings are in place, you can track your Android device using Samsung’s Find My Mobile moving forward.
To find your lost device, open up the Samsung Find My Mobile website and sign into your Samsung account. The site will display the location of your missing Samsung device. In addition to locating your device, you have a few more options:
Our phones often contain the vast bulk of our private information or sensitive data, which is why losing them can feel like a nightmare. Knowing how to find a lost Android phone may come in handy down the road. For tips, tricks and more how-to guides like this, be sure to check out the Trademore blog.
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