Tech Tip: Android: Device Manager Locates Your Phone

If you’ve put your phone down somewhere in the house or office but can’t remember where, you can use Android Device Manager (Find My Device) to help you locate it. Here’s how:

You can access Device Manager via the web on a mobile device or computer. Find My Device is on by default for Android devices associated with a Google account. To use it, your missing device must be turned on, signed in to a Google account, connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi, visible on Google Play, and with Location and Find My Device turned on.

  • Log into your Google account.
  • Choose your missing phone from the drop down.
  • Google reaches out and shows you where it is, and you can also ring the phone, even if it’s in silent mode.
  • You can also remotely erase the phone to protect your data.

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