Sunday, July 16

How to track my lost or stolen Android phone or mobile?

"How to track my lost or stolen Android mobile?" is one of the questions that 75% of the android users have in their mind around the world.
There are normally two ways to find your lost Android phone. The first method is locate your phone with the help of tracking app and second method is to find your android phone without tracking app. We are going to show both ways as how can you do it for yourself.

1. Google’s find my device (Android Device Manager)


It’s the official tool from Google to track your android phones and tablets by signing in to Android Device Manager website. Once you log in using your Google account Id which you used to setup your device, you will be able to track and locate it. You need to choose among the devices on the website if there are many. Once you choose it, then it will show you the location on the map and you can perform some other functions as well.
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There are some requirements before you will be able to do it :

  • Lost/Stolen Android mobiles must be connected to the Google Account. 

  • Internet access to the lost android phone is must. Nothing can be done if there is no internet. 

  • You must have enabled Android Device Manger to track your mobile through Google app settings. (Normally it's ON by default) 

If you believe that you satisfy above 3 conditions then follow the simple steps below :

> Log in to Google’s Android Device Manager.

> You will be directly able to see all your active devices.

> Click on your lost android phone and you will be able to see its location however Google also says location given on map is close to the accurate location. The device must be nearby somewhere.

> You can perform 3 actions from this website/app : play sound(Ring),lock your phone and erase its data. (Lock and erase must be allowed for Android Device Manager via Google app settings. It's turned off by default. )

> If you lost it somewhere in your house, office then you can see the location in the map and you will be able to figure it out or simply ring it(play sound).

2. Google Maps Location History

Google maps is the second easy way to know the location of your Android phone quickly. Through Google maps location history, you can track you phone and knows its location. Using this way, you can easily find you android device. Even if the location is not accurate, you will come to know as where your device possibly can be.

There are few things which needs to be done before you can use this method:
  • Device must be connected to the Google Account. 
  • internet access must be present in the lost/stolen device. 
  • Location reporting and history features must be enabled in Google app settings on your device. 

To turn on the location history go to settings>accounts>google>location history.

Follow the steps below to use it :

> Plz log in that same google id on new mobile/pc which is in the lost Mobile and visit-https://www.google.com/maps/timeline or open the map and go to my timeline

> Now you will be able to see different locations where device was registered.

> To see the last available location, you need to click on the calendar icon(right top corner) for latest timeline.
Now using timeline, you can check out the places where your phone appeared more than 2-3 times.


Thank you !!!

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