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Stolen Your Android Phone: How to Find Android Phone ?

 
Stolen Your Android Phone: How to Find Android Phone ?
 
“I cannot find my phone” – how many times have you said this statement? Not necessarily that you face this situation only when your Android phone gets stolen, or you forget it at a friend’s place or restaurant, or perhaps it went inside the cushion or pillow. Do you need to find android phone every morning because you cannot recall where you kept it the night before?
 
Tracking through Global Positioning System is used to find out where your lost cell phone is. Go to the phone’s main menu and then to setting and under the ‘Location’ set the setting on ‘Location On’ rather than ‘911 only’. Battery should be charged up to get tracked, so do not forget to charge your cell phone every now and then. A turned off cell phone can be tracked, but not a cell phone with a dead battery. Inform 911 if you are unable to track your cell phone manually.
 
Sounds too much of a hassle? Well, you do not need to worry anymore since there is Android Device Manager! It is a great feature of Android phones that keeps not only your mobile phone, but also the data that you store in it absolutely secured and safe.

 

Find Android phone and ring it


 

With the help of the Android Device Manager, your phone will be ringing at highest volume possible in order to direct you towards it, even though if you have had kept it in silent mode, in case you happen to drop your Android phone between the couch cushions or somewhere of that sort. If you have left your Android phone some place far from you, for instance, at a restaurant, you can find android phone using Android Device Manager on the map showing real time.

 

Protect your Android phone and the data and information it contains


 

You can remotely add screen lock on your android phone using Android Device Manager. Screen lock is highly important in order to protect your data and information that you have stored on your mobile phone. It not only protects it from accidentally getting into wrong hands, but also sustains your privacy when your friend or relative wants to use it. With Android Device Manager, you can get screen lock added to your android phone even if it is not around you. But, what if you already have a screen lock protection and it gets into the hands of someone, who happens to know your screen lock password, perhaps by sneaking a peek while you were using it? How would you protect your information then? Well, the solution is obvious – Android Device Manager! Yes, you can even change your existing lock with it!

Read More: How to control your android device with your voice ?

Get rid of all the data and information it contains


 

If a situation arises when you cannot find android phone at any cost, then you can at least erase all the data and information that your android phone had contained using Android Device Manager. It is better to erase all the data and information when your phone gets stolen. You certainly would not want your information and data to be found by someone who can use it against you, would you? With the help of Android Device Manager, securely and quickly erase all information and data when you cannot find android phone before you regret for it going into wrong hands.

 

Enable Find My Phone or Android Device Manager feature through Google Dashboard


 

Android Device Manager is available now on android phones that have minimum of Android 2.2. You just need have a Google account in order to access it. Get started today so that you can find android phone if you lose it!

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.

2. PlanB

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.

3. Where’s My Droid

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!

Better safe than worried!
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  • amit shaw
    February 26, 2017 at 7:59 am

    My phone lost Asus Zenfone max my IMEI number is 351976083617940 pls sir help me

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  • bryle sularte
    February 9, 2017 at 8:29 am

    i lost my phone can you help me find it please? this is my imei number 353383077966763,353383077966771 and wlmac 708BCD33F8DC

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  • munei
    July 25, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I LOST My mobile before three days imie NO 352649074250500 please help to find the phone

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  • Suvam Kumar Mal
    April 5, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Mobile Model: Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL (Red)
    IMEI NO: 359648068654840 & 359648068654857
    SIM 1 No- 9163426240
    SIM 2 No- 8981604307
    BTMAC NO- D017C2398089
    WLMAC NO- D017C239808A
    Both the sim cards are deactivated now.
    INVOICE DATE- 9.3.2016
    SERIAL NO: G1AZGU05705227B
    My name is Suvam Kumar Mal. My new samrtphone is stolen in a bus in route of Dhulagor to Nayabad (NDRTC) on the 21 st day of my buying.
    The G.D.E. number is 343/16 Dt. 31.3.16.
    I am very hopeful that with the help of your tracking system I can re-get my lost new phone. Please help me. I have bought this phone after depositing amount for 8 months from my job salary. I have just entered into job 8 months before and from then after depositing money from every month I have bought this phone, So this phone is really important to me. Losing this phone means a total deduction of my one month salary Please help me to get this phone back. Please help. My request to you is please look into this matter heartily. Please sir help me.
    My Contact No- 7278336431

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  • lomesh game
    December 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    my yureka plus was stolen and want to track

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  • Biswaranjan pattanaik
    October 26, 2015 at 6:29 am

    My yu yureka plus moondust grey has been stolen and IMEI=911441050294259 please tell me how to block my mobile please guid me.

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