Stolen Android Phones

One of the most devastating feelings in the world is your phone being stolen. In the past, there was no phone tracker, and once your phone got stolen, it would have remained a history.

The evolvement of technology has made it super easy to be able to locate your phone. It always becomes easy to find your stolen phone especially when the device is connected to the internet.

However, GPS and the mobile networks will also work well and efficiently in ensuring it delivers the needed results. You need to have a Google account to locate it so much easily.

Using Google

Most of the Android devices often come with an application ‘Find My Device’ which was initially referred to as Android Device Manager.

The service has continued to track the phone location so that even in cases where it gets lost,or it is stolen, you will easily know the phone last location. Once you buy a new device, it is very important to ensure that the account is well set up.

How to turn on Find My Device on the Android Phone

In the new Android devices, there is a shortcut known as ‘Find My Device’ that is located in the settings app, but you may be required to download an application from Google Play Store to set it up.

This service has been developed by the Google Company with the aim of making it easier to locate the phone. However, there are some few things that you may need to set it up so to activate it. Launch the settings and tap security and the lock screen.

Tap on the Device administrators and navigate to the Find My Device to ensure that the Checkmark does appear in the checkbox. Tap back button twice to return to the main Settings menu.

Click on location in main settings Menu followed by Switch beside the Location at the top of the screen to ensure that it turns on.

Tap on the mode, High Accuracy and then return to the back button in the top left corner. Tap on Google Location history and switch to the beneath Location History. Tap on the switch which is beside the device to ensure that it turns on.

Using Chrome Browsers

If your phone is stolen, you can find it using the Google account from any of the computers or even by the use of another phone. Launch the web browsers from the phone tablet and navigate to the android.com/find. Enter the email address and also the password to the account. With this option, you are given three choices:

  1. The first option is to play the sound to ensure that it does make noise. This feature is very important, especially where a map indicates where the phone is at that time.
  2. You can be able to secure the device to ensure that the user cannot be able to access the home screen of your device. This feature usually helps if the phone was not secured previously secured with the fingerprint sensor or a passcode.
  3. You can be able to erase the phone. This option helps especially on occasions you cannot access the phone anymore. All your data will be wiped away ensuring that you are not compromised.

In cases where you are using this option, and it is not working, it may be because it is not connected to the internet. Keep trying as the phone lost once connected to the Wi-Fi will appear on the map. Apart from this method, other methods include using third-party apps such as Cerberus anti-theft app among many others.