If you have lost your phone and it happens to be an Android phone, there are options available for you to locate your lost Android phone . For the best locating results, your phone needs to have internet access. Even if it has no internet connection, you can still check up its most recent location using Android Device Manager.
This guide shows you how to find your lost Android device and how to lock or wipe it in case it is stolen.
How to locate your lost Android phone using Google
Google location tracker is a feature which records your location and provides you with a history of places you’ve been. Most Android devices now come with a built-in feature called Android Device Manager which allows you to track your device with a computer.
The most important thing is that you need to make sure your device set to be found you you lose it. So follow this guide on how to set up you Android Device Manager.
How to enable Android Device Manager
In newer Android phone, the Android Device Manager can be found in Settings. If you can’t find it, you can download it Play Store. Android Device Manager has 4 main features:
- Displays the last known location on map
- Rings the phone even if it is on Silent mode or Vibrate
- Allows you to set up a remote screen lock
- Enables you to wipe out content remotely
Now in order to activate it:
- Launch Settings
- Go to Security > Device administration
- See if Android Device Manager is checked
- Go back to Settings menu and tap on Location, switch the slider to turn it on
- Select Mode and tap on High accuracy
- Switch on Google Location History in the previous menu
- Make sure Location history is on for your device
How to locate a lost Android phone
The easiest way is to go to the following URL on your computer:
Now, you need to log in to your Google account which is associated with your lost Android phone . After accepting the terms and conditions, the maps will show you the last known location of your device on Google Maps.
You can also track your lost phone with a third-party application.
Find your lost Android phone with Underspy
Underspy is an application which allows you to track down your lost or stolen device. Even if GPS is turned off on your device, Underspy provides you cell tower location which tells you the vicinity of your device. Also, you can remote commands to turn on or off GPS, WiFi, or cellular data.
Location tracking is only one of the cool features of Underspy, you can also track calls, messages, and social media conversations on your target device.