Android phone now a days is just like mini office or diary. If eventually you misplace or lost your Android smart phone, you will do your best to find it. In what way can you find android phone? Aside misplacing your Android phone, one might be a victim of rubber and they do away with your device. If you are like me, you will do your best to track android phone of your.
Peradventure, your effort to find android phone was in vain, you can as well erase all content on your lost phone to protect your privacy.
Hope is not lost, if your phone is running on Android. There is a way you can use Android Device Manager to find it.
Features Of Android Device Manager
The Android Device Manager was developed with 4 main features, these includes:
1. Displays a map of the last known location
2. Provides functionality to make the phone ring
3. Allows you to set a lock screen remotely
4. Enables the user to erase the contents of the phone
Android Device Manager is a free web application from Google. This article will guide you through the process of:
Track android phone that you lost or misplaced
Make the lost phone ring
Erase the contents of the phone
These are the set of benefit you will enjoy at the end of this article, please keep reading.
How To Track Android Phone That You Lost Or Misplaced
There is various ways in which you can find android phone, either you have another android device or not. The most important thing is using Android Device Manager to find it, here is what to do.
Using A Computer:
You can find android phone using your computer with the help Android Device Manager, this are the steps to follow.
Step 1 ====> Take your PC and connect to the internet
Step 2 ====> Open Chrome browser and log in into Google account (Gmail)
Step 3 ====> In a new tab on the browser type where is my phone in Chrome address bar
Step 4 ====> This will do a search, a mini find my device window will pop up automatically
Step 5 ====> Then, sign in to your account again
Step 6 ====> This will bring up the Find My Device site and immediately start tracking your device.
Find Android Phone From Other Android Device
This method will avoid the use of computer, instead you will be using another android device to track your lost android phone with the help of Find My Device app. Here is how to go about it:
Step 1 ====> Open Google play store to download and install Find My Device app
Step 2 ====> Log in with the option that say GUEST login while using someone else phone
How To Make Your Lost Phone Ring
Using the “Android Device Manager” you can make a mobile phone running Android ring even if it is currently set to silent or vibrate mode. These are the steps to follow:
Step 1 ====> Open this app on your computer or other android phone
Step 2 ====> Click on the ring icon, a message will pop up telling you your phone is ringing at the highest volume level.
Step 3 ====> Now click the Ring button within the window, your phone will start to make noise.
Step 4 ====> The phone will continue to ring for 5 minutes unless you find the phone in which case it will stop when you press the power button to make it stop.
How To Erase The Content Of Lost Android Phone
Erasing content on android phone using Android Device Manager should be the last option you must take in this process. Though you have done all you could to find android phone, yet you are un able to find it.
Then I will advise you erase it, so as to protect your important document from theft and keep your privacy intact. So this is the process in which you can erase your content from the phone if you cannot track it at last.
Step 1 ====>To erase the contents of the phone click on the “Erase” icon.
Step 2 ====> A message will appear telling you that the phone will be reset to factory settings.
Step 3 ====> Obviously you only want to do this as a last resort but rest assured after pressing the button your phone will be reset to the state it was in when you first received it.
You should still consider changing the passwords to all of the accounts that are stored on your phone.