Google’s Find My Device service, formerly known as Android Device Manager, makes it easier than ever to locate and recover your lost Android device if it’s ever stolen or missing. Since we haven’t discussed the feature yet, we decided to come up with this tutorial on how to use Find My Device to help you find an Android phone, tablet, or other device that you may have misplaced in your home or office. Here’s how to use Find My Device to locate your lost phone
Enable Find My Device
If you lose your Android phone or tablet, you can find it by enabling Find My Device. This feature allows you to remotely locate your device, lock it, or erase it if you believe it to be lost forever. Here’s how to enable Find My Device on your Android device – From the Home screen of your device, tap the Apps icon
- Tap Settings
- Tap Security & Location
- Scroll down and tap Find My Device – Under Remote Controls, make sure that Find My Device is enabled.
- Scroll down and press Save at the bottom of the screen
What Is Google Location History?
Google Location History is a feature of your Google account that stores your device’s location data and activity information. This data helps Google provide more accurate results when you search for things like restaurants or coffee shops. Plus, it can be used to improve the performance of features like Directions and Maps. If you turn on Location History, your device will periodically send information about your location and activities to Google.
What Happens When I Turn On Find My Device?
Once you turn on Find My Device, you can use the feature to locate your phone if it’s ever lost or stolen. You can also use it to remotely lock or erase your device if necessary. Here’s how it works -Find My Device must be turned on before you lose your phone.
- Once enabled, make sure to provide contact information so that Google has a way of getting in touch with you when they find your phone.
- Your location is only tracked when Find My Device is activated and battery levels are above 50%. Your location will be stored for six months unless told otherwise.
When Can I See the Location History?
If you’ve enabled Find My Device on your Android phone, you can see its location history from the device’s Settings app. To do this, open the Settings app, tap Security & location, and then tap Find My Device. If you have more than one device signed in with your Google account, you’ll need to select the lost device from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. You’ll also be able to see any other devices that are currently online and map their locations on a map.
You might also want to check out some popular third-party apps for finding missing phones, such as Lookout Mobile Security or Cerberus (no longer available).
How to Check if the Remote Access Is Enabled?
If you lose your Android phone or tablet, you can use the Find My Device service to find, lock, or erase it. But first, you need to make sure that the service is enabled on your device. Here’s how
- Go to Settings > Google > Security > Find My Device.
- Check if the Remote Access option is turned on. You may need to enter your password for this step.
- Turn Remote Access off and then back on again if it’s not already turned on by default.
- Check again if the Remote Access option is turned on in Settings > Google > Security > Find My Device.
Option 1: Check from Web Console Section: Option 2: Check from Mobile Application Section: Option 3: Check from Another Smartphone Section: Option 4: Check from Computer
If you lose your Android phone or it gets stolen, you may be able to find it by checking the Find My Device feature. This feature is available on most Android devices and can be used to locate a lost or stolen device. The steps for enabling this feature vary depending on which version of Android your device uses. You can access this feature in two ways: from the web console or from an application installed on another smartphone. To use the web console, sign into your Google account and go to My Devices. On the next page, click Find my Device and enter your password.