Note: In case you’ve actually lost or are missing an iPhone or iPad, get on over to my specialized step by step section dedicated to finding Apple products.
Alright,lets start.Have you or someone you know ever lost an Android phone or tablet without having pre-installed one of those tracking apps?
Then you should dedicate the next ten minutes of your spare time reading this because chances are your odds of finding your phone will be greatly increased! This could be your chance to get a hold of your lost device, so grab a drink and pay attention.
Many recovery apps have been developed and are made available on the Google Play Store. Tons of folks rely on these apps to locate their misplaced or lost phones.
Unfortunately the majority of people only come to that realization when it is too late! By then, chances are it is too late
Don't flip out just yet, there’s still hope for your phone to find its way back to you! There are a few methods of remotely handling and tracking your phone regardless of not having installed recovery apps. Let's check out the various techniques that will help you get back in touch with your device.
Step 1:Locate the lost Android device with Google’s Android Device Manager (ADM) Requirements: • Device is connected with accessible Google account. • Device has access to the internet. (Wi-Fi counts) • ADM must be allowed to locate your device (turned on by default). This can changed in the Google Settings app. • Allowed ADM to lock your device and erase its data (turned off by default).
ADM is Google's proprietary tracking tool developed for your Android. You don't need an installed app to be able to track your device: we think that's brilliant! The only requirement is that your phone or tablet get logged into your Google account and connected to the internet. From here, simply visit your ADM while logged into your Google account. Once the site is loaded it will automatically try to track down your phone. Make sure the right Android device is selected in the event that you have multiple devices.
In one of Google's recent updates, some of the ADM features have been integrated into their search result page. This means that you’re able to quickly locate any registered Android device right from the search results. By using the search phrase “where is my phone”, Google displays a little map above the search results in which it will try to find your phone. Once you find your phone, we suggest you "make it ring" by utilizing the function found at the bottom corner.
Although this really should boost your odds at finding your phone some of the features are reserved for the paid for clients of Android Device Manager. Using ADM allows you to track down your phone, make it ring and actually delete all the data if necessary. The down side of all this is that you can't remotely use your camera but we think Google will keep adding and introducing more powerful features.
This can all be accomplished from a friend’s Android phone if not CPU or laptop is present to track it. Just download the Android Device Manager app instead of using the mobile browser. Simply download it from the Google Play Store. You can sign in using the guest mode and your Google account credentials. Now you should be able to track your lost device, let it ring or wipe its data.