Now a days, we are hearing numerous incidents of lost or stolen Smart Phones almost every day. Losing your Android Smart Phone can get you in trouble, since these days, almost every user has his necessary data and information saved in the phone. Everything that is required to call or do any search on the Internet is now made from mobile. Once in your smart phone-owning life, you might have ended up with a question, “Did you see my phone?” May be you kept it down somewhere in your house and can’t quite remember where you kept your phone. But now there is no need to worry if the phone is lost or kept somewhere, here we are going to show you a Google trick through which you can find your lost phone in few minutes.
The entire process of finding lost phone is done using Google’s Android Device Manager. With the help of this android device manager, not only you can track your phone, but you can also lock the phone, or even erase the whole content and data, or even you can make your phone ring even if it is in silent or vibrate mode.
There are 4 main features of Google’s “Android Device Manager”.
1. Allows you to track the last known location of your android phone.
2. Allows you to Remotely ring your phone even if though it is in silent or vibrate mode.
3. Allows you to Lock the screen of your lost android phone.
4. Allows you to erase all the data of your phone.
1. How to Track Your Lost Android Phone.
First of all open Google’s Home Page, and Simply type Android/device manager in Google search bar and open the very first link in the search results. You will be asked to sign in, sign in there with the same ID of Google Account, which you are using in your Android smart phone.
As soon as you log in, your phone’s location will appear in this map shortly, because Google traces your Android smart phone’s location by tracing it.
This feature will prove useful for every user when the phone is lost or otherwise forgotten somewhere. Unfortunately this feature requires to access your GPS, so be careful its accessible before you lost your phone.
2. How to Remotely Ring Your Phone Even If It Is In Silent Or Vibrate Mode.
Apart from tracking your phone, One can also remotely ring their phone at high volume if the phone is forgotten somewhere around the house or the surroundings. This feature works even if the phone is in silent mode. The ring’s option will appear in the near map as shown below.
The phone will continuously ring for 5 minutes until you find the phone and touch anywhere on the screen or press the power button to make it stop.
This feature is highly useful especially when you lost your phone inside your own house, because in this situation map function won’t be much useful as it’ll most likely just show a circle around your house.
3. How To Remotely Lock The Screen Of Your Lost Android Phone.
After trying a lot if you are still unable to find your lost phone, then you need to add some more securities to your phone by remotely locking its screen.
This feature will help you to prevent strangers or any random persons from getting access into your phone.
This feature not only lock’s the screen, but it also helps to display a particular message and contact number on the screen so that anyone who finds your phone can get a way to contact you and help you return your phone back(if you are lucky enough).
4. How to Remotely Erase All The Data Of Your Lost Phone.
Even after waiting for few days, if you still didn’t got your phone back, then you might be getting worried about the private data and contents inside your phone. But there’s nothing to worry about.
Thankfully Google has provided the facility to erase all the data of your phone remotely, so that if you didn’t get your phone back , then least you can protect your data.
This feature will help you to reset your phone to factory settings and erase all its data and content before anyone can access and miss use it.