One of the worst things that could happen to you is having your Android phone lost or stolen. If this does happen, you’ll want to know how to recover your device or erase any personal information stored on your device. We’ve created a guide on how you can locate your lost Android phone using Google, how to set up Android Device Manager and third-party apps that can help find your missing device.
How To Locate Your Lost Or Stolen Android Phone Using Google
If you happen to lose your Android phone, you can locate it by signing into your Google account from a computer or another phone.
- Launch your favorite web browser from a computer, phone or tablet.
- Go to Google's home page
- Search find my Android phone in the Google Search Bar.
- Open the Android Device Manager
- Enter your email address and password.
When you want to track your lost or stolen Android phone, you have three options to choose from:
- Even if your phone is on silent, you can Ring your phone so that it makes noise.
- You can Lock your phone so that the person who has your device can’t access your home screen.
- You can also Erase all of the personal information on your phone.
How To Set Up Android Device Manager
Before you can use Android Device Manager, you need to turn make sure it’s turned on and that your device is connected to your Google Account. Open your device’s Settings. Tap Security. In Android Device Manager, switch remotely locate this device and allow remote lock and erase on or off.
How To Find Your Lost Or Stolen Android Phone Using Third-Party Apps
Where’s My Droid App - Where’s My Droid Android app makes it easier to track down your lost phone. Some of the app’s features include being able to find your phone by making it ring, find phone using GPS location and it remotely wipes data on your phone.
Lost Android App - Lost Android will give you the ability to have remote access to your lost Android phone via their website. If you’re worried your phone will never be returned, you can erase personal information or send message to your phone to see if someone can find and return it.