Bag, wallet, keys, phone…
These are the things that I always check before I leave my house — and for a good reason, right? Losing any of these would be such a hassle, and it could affect your entire day.
So, what if your phone gets stolen or misplaced? Now we have a problem.
When you lose your phone, you don’t just lose an expensive gadget. Unless you have a cloud backup, you also lose hundreds of contacts, important emails from work, cute photos of your pet, and a whole lot more!
Fortunately for you, it might not be too late just yet, because there’s still a way to find your phone.
Well, by using Google Find My Device. That’s how.
What’s Google Find My Device?
Find My Device is a feature created by Google to help locate lost devices running on Android 4.4 and up.
Google Find My Device was formerly known as Android Device Manager. Its forefront was that it can be used to remotely unlock your Android phone or tablet using a different device, as long as you have the logins of your Google account.
It was then, however, in 2017 that Google updated it and ditched the unlock feature because some users found it troublesome. At the same time, Google also changed its name to Find My Device.
On the other hand, Google kept important features that let you lock your device or make it ring.
For now, we’ll first talk about how to locate your Android phone using Google Find My Device.
3 Steps in Locating Your Lost Android Phone with Find My Device
Whenever you forget where you placed your phone — or if gets stolen, God forbid — it’s all finding a needle in a haystack from there. Luckily, Google made it easier to locate our Android devices with only three simple steps.
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