hits the pit of your stomach: your phone is missing. Did you leave it at
the restaurant? Or maybe at home? Did someone steal it? Your mind
races. You have no idea. There are a handful of phone recovery or anti-theft apps on the Google Play Store
which can be a lifesaver in case you lose your phone or, even worse, it
gets stolen. But many people might only realize that there are such
apps AFTER it got lost or stolen. Then it usually is too late and you
have to face the ugly truth that the phone is gone for good.
How to Track android phone or tablet after lost .
Requirements for get access your device
- Your device is connected with your Google account.
- Your device has access to the internet.
- Allowed Android Device Manager (ADM) to locate your device (turned on by default). This can changed in the Google Settings app.
- Allowed ADM to lock your device and erase its data (turned off by default).
How to Find Your Phone From Your Computer
There’s a good chance you’ve stumbled across this article after
having lost your phone, so instead of telling you what you should’ve
done before losing it, let’s get right to it: you want to know what to
do right now. The good news is that you can quickly find your missing handset with Google’s Android Device Manager, even if you don’t have the app installed.
Grab your computer (if you don’t have your computer, see the next
section), connect to the internet, open Chrome, and make sure you’re
logged in to your Google account (seriously, this part is crucial). Type
“Where is my phone” in Chrome’s omnibox. This will do a search, and
Google will automatically load a mini Android Device Manager window
inside of the search results. During my testing, I found this little box
to be pretty hit and miss in terms of accuracy, so for the sake of
finding your phone quickly, go ahead and hit the first link: “Android
happen for several reasons. The one you should hope for, is that your
device is simply not connected to the internet or turned off. In that
case, simply keep trying to track it until it (hopefully) connects to
Google’s services again.
disconneced your device from your Google Account. If that happens,
neither Android Device Manager nor any other tracking tool will be able
to locate the device, since it’s necessary to be logged into your Google
Account. This doesn’t apply to previously installed tracking apps but
in this scenario there are none on the phone. However, there’s one last
resort but more on that later.