“Find My Device” The upgraded version of Android Device Manager App roll-out as part of Google Play Protect during the Google I/O 2017. Google has tweaked a little bit and added three major functions to find, lock or erase the data on your lost or stolen Android phone. Hence, your personal data won’t get into wrong hands. For that, you will just need to set up Find My Device on your Android, and always keep your device ready to track down in a case if it lost.
Once you enable Find My Device on Android, you can check the real-time location, ring the device with full volume even if it is in silent mode, and delete entire data if you wish. Besides, it also shows you the reaming battery percentage along with connected Wi-Fi network. Well, if you are wondering how you can set up Find My Device, then here’s full tutorial to set up and use Find My device on Android.
How to Setup and Use Find My Device
How to Set Up Find My Device on Android
If you are running Android 4.0 or a later version of OS, then you will be able to use Find My Device app on your Android device. The supported user must follow the below instruction to setup Find My Device:
Step #1. Open Google Play Store.
Step #2. Search for Find My Device.
Step #3. Install Find My Device app, then open it and sign in with your Google Account you want to use on your device.
Now your Android device is ready to track. In case, if you lost your device with some important data or your personal pictures that you do not wish to show someone else then you can easily track, delete or lock your Android device by following given procedure:
How to Use Find My Device to Locate Your Android Phone
Make sure that your device must be:
- Turned on
- Signed in to a Google Account
- Connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi
- Visible on Google Play
- Location turned on
- Find My Device turned on
Step #1. Go to the Find My Device website.
Step #2. Sign into your Google Account (the account was used to set up Find My Device on your lost device)
Step #3. Once you are logged in, you will be able to see your device with current location along with remaining battery life and currently connected Wi-Fi network. You will also see three different option to track or protect your device from Find My Device app:
Play Sound: Play Sound is one of the best things on the Find My Device. Once you sign into the app to locate the device, you can tap on Play Sound to play a loud tune on your lost phone for five minutes. Even if your device in silent mode your phone will ring. You can press the power button to stop the sound.
Lock: The Lock option can be helpful to set a new password to unlock the Android phone. You can also send a message to your lost device’s screen and add a button to call you back by adding a contact number and then hit the Lock button. So anyone can find your device will be able to get in touch with you easily.
Erase: After going through all efforts, if you are sure that you won’t see the device in future. You still have a chance to protect your personal data by selecting Erase option. Choosing Erase will delete your all apps, images, music, and settings from your lost device. If your device is switched off while selecting Erase button, then your device will follow the command when it will turn on.
With the Find My Device, you do not have to worry about your data. If your device has been lost or stolen, your data will always be safe with Find My Device. Well, if you have uses the Find My Device and has anything to share with us, then you can directly tell us in the commenting section or leave feedback on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.