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Sunday, 8 September 2019

How to Lock and Locate your lost Phone


If unfortunately, you misplaced or lost your Android phone or tablet, don’t worry you can easily find, lock, ring or erase it.

In this Article, you will know how to Find, lock, or erase a lost Android device using Google “Find My Device” feature

To use this feature your lost device must:

> Be turned on
> Linked to Google Account
> Connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi network
> Have Location turned on
> Be visible on Google Play
> Have Find My Device turned on
> How to Find, Lock and Erase your Device Remotely

Step 1: Go to android.com/find and sign in to your Google Account.

Step 2: Click the lost device at the top of the screen and the lost device will get a notification.

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Step 3: On right side of the screen you can see a map. On the map you can find the location of your device. The location might not be specifically accurate and if your device location was not detected you can, you will see its last known location, if available.

Step 4: On the other side of the screen you can select what you want to do. You can click on PLAY SOUND or ENABLE SECURE & ERASE.

Play Sound: The device will ring for 5 minutes at full volume, even if set to silent

Enable Secure & Erase: Enable secure and erase actions on your device will permanently delete or data on your device. Find My Device won’t work on the device after erasing it.

Conclusion: It’s quite unfortunate that this tips might not get your lost device back in some situations, maybe if your lost device is not connected to a mobile or Wi-Fi. But it will be a very crucial tip if your device concurs with the requirements above. So to be on the safer, ensure that your device is linked to a Google Account and your location is turned on.

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