The days are gone when we used to carry a bulky phone with us. Now is the time of slim and beautiful smart devices that are light weight and hardly feels in the pocket. With the huge competition of Android phone manufacturers, the devices are getting thinner and light weight day by day.
As the devices are sleek, we often tend to place them here and there all the time and then forgetting where it was placed. It’s good if you have misplaced your device in your home or office, but in case you have lost it somewhere else then Google search can help you locate it. Yes, I am talking about Google Search engine which we use quite frequently.
Google Search can track your device and also ring it, so you can locate it if you have lost in your home or office. If your device is stolen or lost somewhere else, then Google Search can also give you a pin point location of your device. Now, you might be wondering how you can use this awesome feature of Google. That’s what this post is all about, just stay with us till the end.
How to find Lost Android phone using Google Search:
Before we proceed with the guide section, you should know the basic criteria for Google Search to locate your device. You device should have the Google App installed, Now cards enabled, Web & App activity enabled, Google Now notifications turned on and lastly, Location access should be set to “High Accuracy” from the Settings app.
Step #1. On your PC or Mac, open any browser and log in to your Google account. You should log in with the same Google ID that is used on your Android device.
Step #2. In the Google Search box, type “find my phone“.
Step #3. Give Google some time to breathe and it will show you the location of your phone on a map. It might not be the pinpoint location, but it will surely give you an idea of where your phone is.
Step #4. The above map gives you the location of your Android device. But if you have lost your phone in your room, then you can also ring it to full volume so that you can locate it easily. To do that, you can either click the “Ring” icon or click the link on the map to ring it.
That’s it; by now, even if you phone is stolen or lost in your room, you should be easily able to locate it. There are many third-party apps available on Play Store that provides Android tracking facility. But if it is from Google itself, there’s no reason to switch for other apps.
Let us know if you were able to find your lost Android using the above method. Use the comments section if you encounter any problem.