To track your device, you can also go to google.com/android/find in any browser, whether on your computer or another smartphone. If you’re logged into your Google account you can also just type “find my phone” into Google. If your lost device has access to the internet and location is on you’ll be able to locate it.
Don’t worry, there are solutions to recover it, be it a tablet or a cell phone, that we’ll show you how to locate a phone in this post. Although we truly hope next time you don’t forget to install a security software app. Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.
Make sure your device can be found
To find, lock, or erase an Android phone, that phone must:
Be turned on
Be signed in to a Google Account
Be connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi
Be visible on Google Play
Have Location turned on
Have Find My Device turned on
Step 1: Check that Find My Device is on
Open your device’s Settings app.
Tap SecurityFind My Device. If you don’t see “Security,” tap Security & location or GoogleSecurity.
Make sure Find My Device is turned on.
Tip: If you have a tablet that people share, only the tablet’s owner can change these settings.
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