Lost your phone recently? Losing your phone can be like losing a part of yourself. You constantly feel a phantom itch on your hands. Whenever you hear about something important or trendy, you automatically reach out for your phone in order to look it up. But alas it is no longer there. You scour the web looking for ways to get it back but it is too little too late. So today we will tell you how to track your lost phone.
There are several ways one can go about finding their lost phone. Today we will cover everything from the most obvious solutions to more creative ones.
Find your phone using Google’s Find My Device
Remember all those times when you accessed your Google account from a new device, you were asked to confirm it was you. The first few times it was harmless but after that it got really old really fast. But this is where Google’s obsession with security comes in handy.
Using Google’s Find my Device Tool, you can find your phone’s location although it is crucial that your phone be connected to the internet at that time. Go to the Find my phone website, log in with your credentials and it will find your phone for you.
Recently with some nifty updates Google has made finding your phone even easier, just go to the google homepage and type in where is my phone, Google will pull up a map and begin locating your phone for you. You can then ring your phone to let you know its location.
There is even a Find my Device app in case you are trying to locate your phone from an android phone. Just login as a guest and input your credentials.
With the Find my Phone website you have the option of wiping all your data to prevent it falling into the wrong hands, you know in case you are a spy or something. On second thoughts no self respecting spy will keep important data on his phone.
But seriously I wish finding all lost objects were this easy.
Use Google’s Location History
Google keeps tabs on where you are at all times, and then sells this data along with a whole cornucopia of data it has on you to advertisers, who then hit you with targeted ads. But this time Google’s greed just might save your day. Since it keeps track of where your phone is at all times, then finding your lost phone should be as simple as tracing its last known location.
Here’s what you have to do
Go to the Your Timeline (forme known asr Google Maps Location History) and make sure that the calendar is et on the current date. On the left sidebar, you will find a complete timeline of your day including the names of all your recorded locations. On the right side, you can find all the locations on a map. See if anything pops out.
Use Google Photos
If you have enabled the backup and sync option for Google Photos, then all your photos have been automatically backed up in Google Photos. The upside of this is that if you have taken any recent photos with your phone and they happen to be backed up in your Google Photos account.
Then all you need to do is pull up those photos and it will not only show you when the image was taken but also where. See if you lost your phone around that area.
I dont about you but I am starting to feel like a detective here.
If the solutions above don’t pan out then you can try finding your phone through third party apps. Most phone companies like Samsung, Moto have their very own Find my Phone apps.
So there you have it, some nifty ways of finding your phone. Do let us know if you succeeded in finding your phone, nothing would be as welcome as the news that this article was responsible in some way of uniting a lost phone with his rightful owner.