Lost Your Android Phone? Google Search It!!

Have you lost or forget where did you put Phone?
Instead of searching your phone everywhere, just ask Google where your phone is, and the search engine giant will answer you the exact place where you left your smartphone.

 Google has discharged another highlight to scan for your lost phone or tablet.

 Google unveiled a new feature on Wednesday that lets you search for your Android smartphone or tablet using the search engine on your desktop computer.

How does it work?

Log-in to the same Google account on your desktop computer’s browser that you use on your Android smartphone, but before that make sure you must have the latest version of the Google app installed on your smartphone. Touch Update if not updated.

Now type "Find my phone" into Google's search engine, and that’s it.

If you have more Device than one you can Choose which one your want to locate..

As soon as you press the enter or ALLOW button click Accept button , Google will contact and display a map that eventually shows you a location on the map that is accurate to a certain distance, as for example, the map showed me the location of my smartphone was accurate to 12 meters.

 However, what if your phone is not visible to you?

Google also offers you a Ring button on the map in order to pinpoint your phone.
You just need to click on Ring icon and the search engine giant will ring your smartphone at full volume for up to five minutes. Moreover, once you hand on it, simply press the power button to turn off the ringing.

Known as Android Device Manager can also help you locate and ring your Android devices. 
Tested :P

 Also in case your Android device has been stolen, this feature helps you to factory reset your device remotely and reset the password if the device is recovered or erase its data.

Press Set Lock and Erase  You  can change the screen lock and erase all data

Having Trouble ?

Link your Android phone

Step 1: Update the Google app

  1. On your phone, go to the Google app page on the Play Store.
  2. Touch Update.



Step 2: Turn on Google Now

  1. On your phone, open the Google app .
  2. In the top left corner, touch the Menu icon menu icon > Settings > Now cards
  3. Turn on Show cards.
  4. Turn on Show notifications.



Step 3: Turn on Web & App Activity

  1. Visit the Account History page.
  2. Make sure the switch is on (green/blue).

Visit : https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6128427?p=find_android&rd=1#findmyphone

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Janice Lim said...

Wow, this is so cool. I use an Android phone. I'm gonna try this for sure!

Jaime Lacson said...

@Janice Lim try it :p i have a kid , I make trololol with the ring option :v on his phone.

Russ R. said...

WOW. I'm really starting to believe that Google is out for world domination. Lol. I have to try this, just in case I need to do some Google magic in the future. This is very helpful.

Phylicia Marie Pineda said...

I think the most useful feature is the Ring feature! It's an easy way to quickly identify where your phone is if it's nearby.

Peachy Adarne said...

Really? I will have to try this google feature! Cool!

Sef Tiburcio said...

never though that there is a good way to find a lost android phone! awesome!!

Franc said...

This is a nice security feature for android phones. It would surely help finding missing phones.

OY HZ said...

Thanks for the post, I'm sure it's very useful to those holding android phones :)

April Perez said...

I dont own an Android phone but this will be helpful to some of my friends who owns one, thanks for sharing!

theresa said...

So this will only locate if you're phone is connected to the internet right?

Madubuko Jaybee said...

Wow... This is awesome and really helpful

Jaime Lacson said...

@theresa Yes same with iPhone Find my Phone

Teri Yellow said...

I hope someday it will easier to find cellphones or tablets in case it is snatched. I believe it was televised on the news that a picture is sent in google as a back up and that lead to the snatcher, do you know this too?

Jaime Lacson said...

Auto Sync to Google :) like photos and it will be post on your Google picasa web album

Levy said...

This is a cool feature, it's my first time to learn about it.