How To Find Your Lost Android Phone Without Tracking App
Sometimes you may leave your mobile at the restaurant? Or maybe at home? Did someone steal it? Your mind races. You have no idea. Fortunately, there are some things you can do in this situation to hopefully get your phone back. As in this article How To Find Your Lost Android Phone Without Tracking App, you can do something for your phone.
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.
In this article, you are going to learn, doing the following options with your lost Android phone using the internet.
- You can lock your Android phone with a new passcode.
- You can find the location of your Android phone. But it works in case if the location of your android phone is turned on.
- You can make your android phone ring even if it is in silent mode.
- You can erase all the android phones data.
So, according to your own situation you can choose any of the aforementioned options. For example: if you lost your android phone and the location option of your phone is turned on. You can do the first option. Or if your situation suits the other three options do anyone of them. It depends on yourself. We are going to discuss all of these options in this article.
Do remember! You can do any of them just in case if your android phone is logged in with any account such as; email, Gmail and so forth. Otherwise, if it is not logged in, these article is not going to work.
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 Device Manager.”
How To Find Your Lost Android Phone Without Tracking App
Go to the browser and type where is my phone and press enter to search. And you have to click on Android device manager-google as shown in the below snapshot.
This will bring up the Device Manager site—you may or may not have to log into your Google account again here—and immediately start tracking your device. If you happen to have multiple phones and tablets, you can use the small drop down to find the one that’s missing.
Once you’ve told the Device Manager to find your missing phone, it’ll start tracking and should find it within a few seconds. It’ll provide the time it was located, the location, and the accuracy range. This will give you a damn good idea of where your phone is.
It might happen that your android phone is around yourself but in silent mode. So, you can use from the ring option to make it ring. So you can find it. just click on the ring and the small dialogue page will open and you have to click on ring again. so your android phone will ring for five minutes until it is being stopped manually.
To make sure your personal data is safe and secure, you can use the “lock” button to quickly enable a lock screen password, even if you didn’t have one enabled before.
Or it might happen that it is being stolen by someone. So, you can lock your android phone through this way, in case if it is not locked already. just click on lock option and type your password and confirm it. Once the password is set, you can also put a recovery message on the locks screen—something like “Thanks for finding my phone! Please call the number below.” Then put a number in the box below.
This should, in theory, lock the device up behind the password you entered. The message will display in big letters at the top of the screen, with a large “Call Owner” button just below. If an honest person found your phone. Hopefully, they’ll call you. If a thief snatched it. Hopefully, they’ll know you’re aware that the phone is missing and get freaked out. I wouldn’t count on that, though.
After locking the device, you can also send a command to ring it, which can help you pinpoint its exact location if you just left it somewhere. It doesn’t scream out—it just plays the set ringtone at full volume for five minutes. If you’re tracing back your steps to a location where you left it, you should probably wait until you’re close enough before executing this command.
If in some situation needed, you can do a factory reset and it will delete all your data, apps and settings of your android phone. To do this click on erase and again click on erase on the dialogue box. It will also try to wipe the SD card if your device has one. But there’s a possibility (depending on Android version and manufacturer) that it may not be able to, so keep that in mind. Once the phone has been wiped, Android Device Manager will no longer work, so this is basically you saying goodbye to your phone—this is the point of no return.
Finding out your phone is missing can be a gut-wrenching feeling, but Google has done an excellent job with Android Device Manager, as it’s a fully integrated option that takes the place of dozens of janky products that tried to achieve this goal before. So while it may not be any easier to realize that your handset is gone, at least you have the solid hope of getting it back.