We rely on our phones for so many things. We can’t afford it if someday it is lost somewhere. No one wants to lose a phone, but it may happen any day or with anyone. Looking at the data that more than two thousand phones are stolen or lost every single hour, it becomes necessary to turn on the tracking ability that can help you to track your phone. Google has made it much easy for users to track their stolen or lost phones. Google has made the phone location tracking system available as part of the Google account. The feature has been active since the year 2015. The feature allows the users to track their Android devices in which they have signed into and running mobile services of Google.
Before we learn how to find out the lost Android phone, it is essential to know the guidelines to turn on “find My Device” on your Google Pixel. The steps will help you to make sure that the option Find My Device is turned on.
- First of all, go to the Settings.
- Click on Security & location option.
- Click on “Find My Device” to turn it on.
To Turn the Location On, you will need to follow these steps.
- Click on the Settings option.
- Click on Security & location.
- Click on Location.
- Click on turn on location.
Android Phone: How You Can Find it in Chrome
The syncing of Chrome with Google provides the easiest method to find your Android phone. The overall process will become much easier if you use Chrome and are signed in with the same Chrome account. Here are the steps that you need to follow to find your Android Phone.
- First of all, you need to open Chrome.
- Now, you need to use the same account to Sign in to Chrome.
- Click on the search bar and type “find my phone.”
- After typing the text, click on it.
- You can see the location of your phone on the result page at the top of a box.
- The users can select the specific device they are looking for by using the drop-down box.
- It can be done with the map displaying locations.
- Also, the user has the option to recover or ring your phone.
- The users can find the options to remove, erase, or lock the phone from their account.
How to Find Your Phone in Another Browser
If the user doesn’t use Chrome, then you can use your browser. However, it is not so simple.
- You will need to click on your browser.
- Then move to google.com/android/find.
- In case the user is not logged in, then use the same account you have on your Android phone to log in.
- You will be prompted to the Google account page with the option to find your lost phone.
- After then, you will need to choose the Android device associated with your Google account and that you want to find out.
- You can lock, wipe, or ring your Android device.
Also, you should know how to improve location accuracy. Here is how you can do it.
To improve the location accuracy, you will need to open the Settings of your phone.
- Click on Biometrics and then click on Security.
- After then, scroll down to the option ” Location.”
- Now, click on the option “Improve location accuracy.”
Google Account: Manage Your Devices
Google can always locate and manage your devices because Android phones require a Google account to run. In simple terms, it allows the users to view devices related to their Google account within that area of account management. It applies to both G Suite and personal accounts that you use to work for. The users can access the account through the Android device or the browser. You will need to go to your Google account and then click on the Security option.
In the Security section, you will find the list of devices you have ever signed in. You can find out your devices here in this option. But, you can more usefully remove your devices from your account that you no longer own or use, or wipe your devices remotely that you can’t access. Apart from this, the feature helps find out PCs, Wear OS devices, and Chromecast devices in which you might have used Chrome to sign in.
Chloe Decker is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.