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Android Find My Phone (Device)

Losing or missing your mobile phone, especially smartphones, creates high stress in mind. It is because our smartphones keep bulks of important, private and sensitive information.

If you are an Android phone user, there are several tools available on Google Play Store and third-party sources that help you to find your phone location if you lose them. Here we will discuss some user-friendly resources that can be used to find lost and stolen devices when they are turned on and connected to an internet connection.

We strongly prevent and discourage the use of phone trackers to follow people around or any illegal activity.

If you ever lost your Android smartphone and searching for a solution about how you can find it back again. Some of the tools or apps are given below to find or track your Android phone.

Google's Find My Device

Google provides facility to find, lock, or erase your lost Android phone or tablet, or Wear OS watch. If you have added a Google Account to your lost device, Find My Device is automatically turned on.

To find, lock, or erase an Android phone, it must be:

  • Turned on
  • Signed in to Google Account
  • Connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi
  • Visible on Google Play
  • Location turned on
  • Find My Device turned on

Remotely find, lock, or erase

1. Go to android.com/find and sign in to your Google Account.

  • This will display your phone (device) on Google Find My Device page.
Android Find My Phone
  • If you have more than one phone, click on the lost phone display at the top of the screen.
  • If you have more than one user profile on your lost device, sign in with a Google Account that's on the main profile.

2. The lost phone gets a notification.

3. On the map, you will get information about where the phone is.

  • The located location is approximate and might not be accurate.
  • If your phone cannot be found, you will see its last known location, if available.

4. Select your operation that you want to do.

  • Play sound: Click on the "PLAY SOUND" option to ring your phone at full volume for 5 minutes. The phone will ring even it is set to silent or vibrate.
  • Lock: Click on "SECURE DEVICE" to lock your phone with your PIN, pattern, or password. If you do not have a lock, you are able to set it. You are able to add a message or phone number to the lock screen, which will help someone to return it.
  • Erase: On clicking "ERASE DEVICE", it will permanently delete all data on your phone (might not delete SD card). After erasing your device, the Find My Device would not work on the phone.

Note: If you find your phone (device) after erasing, you will require your Google Account password to use it again.

Some of the other Android phone tracking apps and tools are given below. Using which you can easily track your smartphone.

How to track an Android phone

  • Famisafe Location Tracking
  • Find My Phone
  • Family Locator & GPS Tracker
  • Google Maps
  • Where's My Droid

Famisafe Location Tracking

Famisafe Location Tracking is a screen time parental control app that gives a feature to track device location with high accuracy. Alongside the location tracking, it also blocks adult games & video, filters websites, detects suspicious photos and texts, etc. The app is also useful for parents concerned about safety and wants to keep an eye on their kids. Using this app, you can track your kid's current location and location history timeline. You can even create a secure zone for your kids, and when they break your planned zone, you will receive an alerts notification.

Android Find My Phone

Features

  • It also acts as an app blocker and displays app usage reports.
  • It gives the feature to tracks the device's live location with high accuracy.
  • It Detects suspicious content.
  • Provide a feature of web filtering and limit screen time.

Pros

  • Secrecy installs the app and runs in the background without visible on the device.
  • It is a free tracking app for Android.
  • This app supports all Android smartphones, including tablets.

Cons

  • The device may cause additional heat from continuously running.
  • May drain the device battery quicker than usual.

Download the Famisafe Location Tracking for Android

Find My Phone

Find My Phone is a location tracking app for Android that tracks your lost smartphone and stay connected. It also makes monitoring simple over your loved ones and contact persons. Find My Phone app uses a GPS feature to track smartphones. You can add your family members, friends and contacts so that you can always see them where they are.

Android Find My Phone

Features

  • The app gives a feature to find your friend's location with their direction.
  • You can check your friend's location anytime using this app.

Pros

  • It works on all kinds of network or signal carrier.
  • It will easily locate your phone and your contacts people.
  • The app displays a highly accurate location, and it is one of the highly-rated location tracking app.
  • The app is free to download, install and use.

Cons

  • It doesn't contain tons of features as compared with other apps.
  • Not compatible with Android devices running on below 6.0 operating system.

Download the Find My Phone for Android

Family Locator & GPS Tracker

Family Locator & GPS Tracker is a family-based GPS tracking app that allows you to create your private group by adding your family members and friends' phone numbers called Circle. The app simplifies life and makes it easy to stay connected with your loved and caring people in the digital world. You can see your Circle member's real-time location (without texting "where are you?") in the private family map and also chat with them.

Each circle member can see the other's location history and set real-time arrival and departure alerts. The app also displays the location of lost or stolen smartphones. The app works on both iPhones and Android smartphones. Install the app and invite your family and contacts. Once the users get registered, each member is seen by a unique icon on the navigation map.

Android Find My Phone

Features

  • It includes a GPS that allows locating your phone and your family/friends phone location.
  • Facilitate monitoring your loved ones and also prevent from thief to get your information.
  • Allows setting custom text alerts to get a notification when someone arrives at the destination.

Pros

  • This app is ideally designed for the use of families.
  • It is free and easy to use with a simple setup for an Android phone.
  • Compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
  • The app setting allows showing location accurately and quickly.

Cons

  • The app cannot be hidden or applied a "delete-locked" to prevent people from uninstalling it.
  • This app may be more expensive as compared to other tracking applications.

Download the Family Locator & GPS Tracker for Android

Google Maps

Google Maps is one of the most widely used navigation map services in the entire world. The app uses GPS services to navigate real-time location, traffic, and to explore the local area. Users can also be able to share their live location with others. The Google Maps app and Google account make it easy to track Android smartphones and monitor your and others' device locations. Its offline map gives a feature to search and navigates without an internet connection. It is one of the leading tracking apps for Android devices.

Android Find My Phone

Features

  • The app allows adding your friends, family and contacts person using your Google account.
  • You can see your friend's or contact person's real-time GPS location.
  • It also includes all the features that are available in Google Maps.

Pros

  • The app is completely free, and it is also ad-free.
  • It is easy to use by signing through a Google account.
  • Gives accurate location information, including location history.
  • It contains built-in features of navigation and direction services.

Cons

  • People can hide their location at any time.
  • It doesn't include a stealth mode.

Download the Google Maps Navigate for Android

Wheres My Droid

Wheres My Droid is a complete anti-theft app that helps track down your lost or stolen Android phone. It can turn your lost phone to ring at a high volume. It also links GPS coordinates with Google maps if you are not close to your phone and cannot hear the ringer. The app also gives an SMS commands feature to lock your device and get its GPS location. By locking your phone, you will feel secure that thieves can't access your data on your phone. The app's free version allows ringing, locking, wiping, tracking phone location, and GPS flare. But its pro version includes even more such as motion alarm, taking a picture, access location history, and lots more.

Android Find My Phone

Features

  • It includes a GPS tracking feature using SMS commands.
  • It allows you to ring, lock, and wipe the device.
  • It gives the location, history, contacts, etc.
  • The app takes on-command pictures.

Download the Wheres my Droid app for Android


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