“How to track my lost or stolen Android phone or mobile?” is one of the questions that 80% of the android users have in their mind around the world
There are normally two ways to find your lost Android phone. The first method is locate your phone with the help of tracking app and second method is to find your android phone without tracking
app. We are going to show both ways as how can you do it for yourself.
1. Google’s Android Device Manager
It’s the official tool from Google to track your android phones and tablets by signing in to Android Device Manager website. Once you log in using your Google account Id which you used to setup your device, you will be able to track and locate it. You need to choose among the devices on the website if there are many. Once you choose it, then it will show you the location on the map and you can perform some other functions as well.
There are some requirements before you will be able to do it :
- Lost/Stolen Android mobiles must be connected to the Google Account.
- Internet access to the lost android phone is must. Nothing can be done if there is no internet.
- •You must have enabled Android Device Manger to track your mobile through Google app settings. ( Normally it’s ON by default)
If you believe that you satisfy above 3 conditions then follow the simple steps below :
► Log in to Google’s Android Device Manager.
► You will be directly able to see all your active devices.
► Click on your lost android phone and you will be able to see its location however Google also says location given on map is close to the accurate location. The device must be nearby somewhere.
► You can perform 3 actions from this website : Ring and lock your phone remotely and erase its data. ( Lock and erase must be allowed for Android Device Manager via Google app settings. It’s turned off by default. )
► If you lost it somewhere in your house, office then you can see the location in the map and you will be able to figure it out or simply ring it.
Google maps is the second easy way to know the location of your Android phone quickly. Through Google maps location history, you can track you phone and knows its location. Using this way, you can easily find you android device. Even if the location is not accurate, you will come to know as where your device possibly can be.
There are few things which needs to be done before you can use this method :
- Device must be connected to the Google Account.
- Internet access must be present in the lost/stolen device.
- Location reporting and history features must be enabled in Google app settings on your device.
Follow the steps below to use it :
► Click on today’s date.
► Click “Show timestamps” just below the calendar.
► Now you will be able to see different locations where device was registered.
► To see the last available location, you need to click on the latest timestamps
Now using timestamps, you can check out the places where you phone appeared more than 2-3 times
3. Using AirDroid
AirDroid is another great alternative which offers similar features to android device manager. However AirDroid also provides some great features beside lock,wipe,erase and taking pictures from camera.