With the emergence of the Covid 19 epidemic over a year ago, smartphones have become a vital part of our lives. We’ve become more reliant on our phones than ever before. That is why, when you can’t find your smartphone, it’s completely natural to feel anxious or panicked. The prospect of losing your valuable smartphone, along with all of the data and memories stored on it, can be terrifying.
Everyone probably had the terrifying experience of misplacing their Android smartphone once. Fortunately, today’s GPS and tracking systems make it easier to locate the phone, as long as the correct settings are in place and are done beforehand.
Always keep in mind that timing is important. There will be a lot of people who would want to keep that missing phone, so you will have to act swiftly to get it back.
Nobody intends to lose their phone, yet it does happen. As a result, it’s critical to enable the feature to trace the phone just in case.
- How to turn on “Find My Mobile” on android
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select Biometrics & Security from the menu.
- Tap Find My Phone and then turn on the switch.
- Go to Settings > Location to increase location accuracy. Then tap Google Location Accuracy under Location services. Ensure that the option is enabled.
- How to display alternate contact number on the phone’s lock screen
Setting up a Lock screen message with alternate contact information is also good.
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select Lock screen > Contact information from the menu.
- Tap Done after entering an alternate contact number or email address.
Here is how to track your smartphone’s location and remotely erase the phone to protect its data.
- Use Google Maps to find your phone location
- Visit the website http://android.com/find.
- Use your Gmail account login and password to sign in.
- You can view your phone’s approximate location on the map. If the phone cannot be found, it will display the last known position.
You have three alternatives from the map page: find, secure, or erase your Android device:
- Play sound: Your phone will ring even if it is in silent or vibration mode.
- Secure Device: This can be done using an existing pin or a new one. This option also allows you to leave a message or a mobile number where you may be reached by anyone who finds your device.
- Erase Device: To protect personal information, you remotely erase the data from the device.
If Find My Device doesn’t work, it’s probably because your phone isn’t linked to Wi-Fi or another available network. The phone will appear on the map as soon as it connects to a network.
- Use a smart home speaker to find your phone.
Your smart speaker can locate your phone if you’ve misplaced it and know it’s somewhere in your house. As long as your smartphone and smart speaker are both logged in to the same account, there will be no trouble in finding the phone.
You can say things like, “Okay, Google, find my phone” if you have a Google Home Hub. The voice assistant will confirm and ring the device asked for. The device will ring even if the phone is set to mute or vibrate mode.