Google's 'Find My Device' tricks: Here's how you can track your lost phone
If you have an Android phone, you can utilise the Find My Device function to find it. To track your phone using this function, you must activate both the feature and Google's Location Services.
Phones are an essential part of our lives, and you may misplace your device when travelling or that you will leave it at a store or in a cab. If you have an Android phone, you can utilise the Find My Device function to find it. To track your phone using this function, you must activate both the feature and Google's Location Services. In addition, the phone must be switched on and registered into a Google account.
How to enable Google's Find My Device Service
Step 1: Go to Settings and then Security.
Step 2: Search for Find My Device. If the app is listed but disabled, use the toggle to enable it. If you already have a location-tracking app but wish to utilise Google's Find My Device, go to the Play Store and install the app.
Here's how to see if the location is enabled:
Step 1: Locate 'Location' in the phone's Settings, and it will be shown if it is turned on or off immediately beneath the heading.
Step 2: If it's turned on, great, but if it isn't, touch on the location and turn it on.
Here's how you can track your phone if you have Google's Find My Device installed on your Android.
Step 1: Go to Google and search for "Find my device."
Step 2: If this is your first time using it, you will need to grant Google permission to access location data to find your device.
Step 3: Clicking on the link will take you to the Find My Device page, which will display the name of your phone, the last time it was pinged, the name of the Wi-Fi network it was connected to, and the battery power.
Step 4: A Google map will display your phone's most recent position.