Hi Nikistians, Today we are going to discuss an interesting topic “How to track your lost smartphone (Android Phone)” in different ways. As you all know that whenever we travel anywhere there are chances that our phone might get lost. Or maybe Left behind in the cab or forget where you kept it.
The Procedure which is commonly known is to go police station and file an “FIR” for that and mostly time the genuine actions were not taken by the police officers. So, To solve this problem we are here to tell you some different ways through which you all are able to find your lost phone on your own. To find it make sure that your phone data and GPS turned on all the time with the google account signed in. Let’s start…….
How to track your lost smartphone (Android Phone) from Google
From the Desktop:
Gmail can be used to track down your smartphone using its range of services. For starters, sign in to your Gmail account and then go to the homepage. Go to the profile icon which can be found in the upper right-hand corner. Select Google Account. Choose Security located on the left-hand side. Select the Find a lost or stolen phone option which can be found under a section called Your devices. Select the device from the list which you are trying to find. Verify it is you by entering in your Gmail password.
From the Mobile:
Click on the Gmail app tap on add another account on the phone. If you already have a second phone with the account logged in, click Manage your Google Account. Go to the top side and click on Security. Scroll down to Your devices and select the option of Find a lost or stolen phone. Choose your device. Complete verification by entering your Gmail password.
Google Find my device app:
You can also download Google’s Find My Device app. The app’s layout is very similar to the Gmail recovery process. Sign in with your Gmail account or you can use the guest option and then you can give the app access to your phone’s location to begin the process.
Find your phone using IMEI number
IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique 15-digit code authorized by GSMA, just like an identity certificate for your phone.
#Getting to know the number is easy. The fastest way is to dial *#06#, a command to make the unique ID appear.
#Another easy way to find the IMEI number is to navigate through “Settings” and tap “About Phone” to check the IMEI code of your Android Phone.
# In most cases, the IMEI number exists on the reverse side of a phone, or underneath the removable battery. If your phone is lost, but its packaging is kept, you are still able to find the IMEI number on the label.
IMEI Tracker App:-
Search for “IMEI tracker” in Google Play, find “AntiTheft App & IMEI Tracker All Phone Location” on your phone. Make sure your phone is running on Android 4.4 or higher. Then, start installing the app. After finishing the installation, run the app. Give all the permissions that the IMEI tracker App asks for, including contacts, calls, storage, SMS, and location. In case you need to track your phone, all these permissions will be necessary to activate full functionality. Press “Continue” to move on after watching a short commercial. This free IMEI Tracker App is great, but the only problem is that it contains ads that you have to watch.
Unluckily, you cannot skip the ads, if the video is not yet loaded, you will not be able to go to the next step. Input the IMEI number of your lost Android phone, check your input, and tap “Track”. A small window with a list of places will appear, indicating the location and the close proximity of your phone.
To protect your device further — and before the theft — you should set the PIN number and remember it. Thus, you can control the stolen phone by sending the corresponding codes to make it give out alarms, send SMS about its real-time location, sync data to the device you are using and more.
Find your phone using Google maps
Open www.maps.google.co.in on any smartphone or PC. Login using the Google Account linked to your lost/misplaced smartphone. Now, click or tap on the three-horizontal bar icon on the top corner. Select ‘Your timeline’ option. Here, you need to enter the Year, Month and Day for which you want to see the location of your device. Maps will now show you the location history of your device along with the current location.
Note: For this feature to work properly, your device must behave the location services turned on.