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6/06/2017

How to Track Missing Android Phones with " Find My Device "

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Losing Android phone enough to make users worried. Lucky, if the user still remember the location of the phone left behind, it can still be helped. However, what if the user completely forgets the total where he last left his cell phone? Actually, there is a special way to trace back the lost Android phone. Simply by using the Find My Device app, the user can track his Android phone traces.

Well, specifically you forget where to put Android phone, I will serve how to track Android phone lost with Find My Device. Citing information posted on CNET on Friday (5/6/2017), here's how.

► First of all, you should anticipate if your Android device is lost, the stored data can be erased automatically. The way is quite easy, for the latest Android device, go to Settings → Google → Security. Under Android Device Manager, enable the Remote Data Wipe feature with slides to "Allow Remote Lock and Erase".

Especially for older Android devices, you can go to Settings and tap the Android Device Manager. To enable this feature, tap the "Allow Remote Factory Reset" box and tap "Activate".

Well, after that you install Find My Device on another Android device. Find My Device requires users to log in with a Google account and enable location. After logging in, you will be prompted to allow Find My Device to use location data, click Accept to continue.

If you are logged in, a dashboard menu will appear showing where your phone is located with several options. First there is a location option that shows the location where your Android phone is placed, complete with battery power that lasts, until when the last phone is turned on.

How to Track Missing Android Phones with " Find My Device "

► Second, the Play Sound option. This option allows your lost Android phone to vibrate and ring for five minutes in maximum volume. This feature works even if your Android phone is in silent mode.

► Third, Lock option. As the name implies, this feature will automatically lock your Android device. So, no one will be able to access your Android device. To lock the phone, click the Lock option, enter the new password twice, and type in the number that can be reached when the phone is found.

Last is the Erase option. This option allows users to manually delete all data from Find My Device. This feature will automatically delete all data, including apps, photos and videos, music and everything. If your phone turns off, this feature will work once it is turned on again.

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