Google Home is smart and sleek speaker powered by Google Assistant helps you do your task quickly. With its lots commands and tips & tricks, you can manage your task smartly. Now Google Home becomes smart enough to find your iPhone or Android phone in a case if you have misplaced your smartphone. Sounds great? That’s true.
You can use IFTTT (If This Then That) platform to track your lost phone. It will help you to take advantage of applets to create a new command or use from the available commands. It is pretty easy to set up Google Home to call your misplaced phone even if it’s in silent mode. So, are you ready find your lost iPhone or Android phone with Google Home? If so, then go ahead to find out the straightforward process.
How to Find Android Phone Using Google Home
Likewise, you can find, lock, and erase data on a lost Android device using Find My Phone. Google Home also uses Find My Phone to track your phone easily. Foremost, make sure that your misplaced device meets following criteria:
- Your device’s location is turned on.
- Make that your Google Home and lost phone is logged in with same Google Account.
- Your device should connect to WiFi or mobile data.
- Your phone is visible on Google Play under the correct Google Account.
- Your lost phone should be turned on Find My Phone function.
If your lost or stolen Android device match the above-mentioned factors, then all you will need to say “Ok, Google, find my phone” or “Ok, Google, ring my phone”. Once you command Google Home to find your lost phone, it will provide you a list of all device are registered under the same Find My Device account and ask to ring. If you command to ring, it will ring your phone even if it’s on silent until you wake up your device.
How to Find Lost iPhone Using Google Home
Well, you cannot use Find My Phone on your lost iPhone to track it through Google Home. But, we have other ways to find your misplaced iPhone. You just need to add your phone number to your Google account. Here’s how you can do it:
Step #1. Go to myaccount.google.com/privacy.
Step #2. Next, go to Phone and then click on Add Recovery Mode.
Step #3. Enter your phone number and click Next.
Step #4. Click on Get Code.
Step #5. Now you will need to enter the code and Verify.
Once you have followed these steps, you can ask Google Home to find your device. Unfortunately, if your device is in silent mode, then sorry say that it will not ring. When you command Google Home to track your device, it will first give options to ring only registered list. You will have to keep saying “NO” until it moves on to the phone number. If you command to ring that phone number, it will make VoIP call to track your device doesn’t matter which device.
Well, you can use Find My iPhone app to find your lost iPhone even if it is dead.
This is how you can use your Google Home smart speaker to track down your lost or misplaced iPhone or Android. If you have found this post helpful, Let us know it in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.