How to track your phone if you lost it?
Your phone had been with you just a few minutes ago, but now, when you reach into your pockets, it has suddenly vanished. You can’t even remember whether you left it at home or your car or the last place you visited. Did you leave it somewhere or did someone steal it from right under your nose? What do you do in this situation? Well, there are plenty of things that you can do. You can resort to different ways depending on the type of phone you have lost.
- Tracking an android phone
The best thing to do is rush to the nearest computer, open Google Chrome and log into your google account. Remember to log in to your own account and not someone else’s. Then type the words “where is my phone”? You will immediately see “android device manager” in the search list. Go ahead and open this window. The website will immediately start tracking down your phone. In a matter of seconds, the website will show the exact location of your phone.
After this, you can also lock the screen of your lost phone from the website. Choose a selected password which you can use to unlock the phone if you get it back. The website also allows you to send a flash message to your phone such as “thank you for finding my phone. Please call the number below” and then you can give a number which can be reached if anyone has got hold of your phone. You can also ring your own phone after you get close enough. This will help you to spot the exact location of your phone.
If you cannot get hold of a computer, you can have ‘android manager app’ installed into your friend’s phone or tablet and log in with your Google account. This will work exactly like the website.
Smartphones usually come from either of the three major platform providers that are Google, Apple, and Microsoft. All of these smartphones have a built in FindMyPhone app which is already installed on your device.
So, you can track down the location of your phone through the account that syncs to your phone. If your phone uses an iOS platform, then this account is i-cloud, and if the phone uses a Windows platform, then this account is Microsoft. Just like the android manager app, FindMyPhone allows you to track the GPS location of your phone and even lock your phone’s content, leave flash messages or even wipe out the entire data. However, to do this, you need to have an active internet connection. So, if your phone is no longer switched on, then you only spot the last place your phone was shown to be active.
If the lost phone is neither Android nor a smartphone, you can still track it down by using a 15 digit IMEI number given to every phone. If you report this number to the police, they will help you track it down.