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So you’ve lost your phone, now what?

Thankfully, Android Device Manager is a simple way to find the exact location of your device, ring it and more. If you have an iPhone, here’s how you can find your phone using iCloud.

Google recently made it even easier to locate your misplaced smartphone. It’s now just a Google Search away.

Allow us to blow your mind a little.


Step 1

For this to work, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You’re logged into Google using the account tied to your phone.
  • Your phone must have access to the internet (via network data or Wi-Fi).

Step 2

Lose your phone (we don’t recommend doing this intentionally).

Step 3

Go to Google.com, type “find my phone” into the search bar and hit enter. A phone finder card will pop up and proceed to locate your phone.

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Step 4

If your phone is nearby but you still can’t find it (or hear it because it’s on silence), hit “Ring.” This will override your phone’s sound settings and force the phone to ring for five minutes.

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Step 5

Tell yourself this will never happen again.

Additionally, Google’s Android Device Manager webpage achieves the same result and includes some extra features, like locking and erasing your device. It’s also an app, in case you want to install it on a second phone or tablet.


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