Stolen Your Android Phone: How to Find Android Phone ?
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Enable Find My Phone or Android Device Manager feature through Google Dashboard
Although not that popular among common users, Find My Phone feature that Google offers is a great solution when you want to find your stolen Android Smartphone! There are actually two kinds of actions you can do using Google Dashboard, and one will be dependable when the other one is not! For instance, using the Find My Phone Dashboard, you will be able to locate your Android Smartphone remotely and then to lock the device or to factory reset it. To do this you have to:
- Go to Google Settings page
- Choose Security
- Go to Android Device Manager section of the page
- Enable Remotely Locate This Device and Allow Remote Lock and Factory Reset
That’s it. The next time your device is stolen, you can go to the Google Dashboard and locate or wipe your device! In another case, if locating is not possible, there’s another option too.
Get IMEI Number of Your Android Smartphone & Move on Legally
You can get IMEI Number of your Android Smartphone using the same Google Dashboard. And, as you know, if you’re able to bring the IMEI number of device to the proper law enforcement agencies, you can stop the device being misused.
Other Options if your Device Doesn’t Support Android Device Manager
If your Android Smartphone does not support Android Device Manager Application, there’s another thing you can depend upon. You may use any of the following apps to locate your stolen android phone and control it.
1. Lost Android
Weighing only around 250KBs, Lost Android is a great solution when you want to locate and control your lost Android Smartphone, in a matter of a few seconds. You can control the device using SMS or through the site of Lost Android after the installation of Lost Android in your device. To be noted, Lost Android requires the device to run Android v2.2 or later. There is a huge number of things you can control, such as locking, wiping, message management, call diverting, toggling connectivity features, lock timeout, SMS commands etc.
PlanB can really be your Plan B when there’s no Android Device Manager to help you locate your lost android phone. After installation of PlanB, you will receive information about the device location through your Gmail account, which will be enough accurate as well as effective in the long run. There are also options to enable GPS automatically by just sending an SMS. Once you have lost the phone, you have to install the app through Google Play Store web-based interface.
Instead of asking the question yourself, you should ask it to the Where’s My Droid application! There are options to know the location of your Android Smartphone as well as to make it ring or vibrate [if you have lost it somewhere in your house or so — well, it happens]. Also, there are more security-oriented features that you can have if you are ready to pay for the Pro version of where’s My Droid. Both versions, however, require Android v2.2 and later!
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