Android and iOS have very useful tools that allow you to quickly find your smartphone if it is lost or stolen. Even if you can’t get your phone back, you can remotely lock it and erase all data.
Preventive measures in case of loss
In order to use the services of finding a smartphone in case of loss, you need to give them some permissions in advance. In particular, Android devices must have two important features enabled: Location and Find My Device. In addition, of course, the gadget must be associated with a Google account.
Take the time to check the status of these functions right now. Often, users obsessed with the idea of global surveillance turn off all possible geolocation services, thereby significantly reducing their chances of returning a lost smartphone in the future. On Android, go to Google Settings , then to Security and activate the Find My Device option if it’s not already on.
What to do if you lost your Android phone
Log in to your Google account and use Find My Phone to access real-time information about the location of your smartphone. You can also download the Find My Device app from Google Play to any other Android gadget at your disposal.
With the help of the corresponding points, you can:
Ring the phone to determine its location. When you select this item, your phone will ring. It is possible that he is peacefully lying somewhere under the pillow.
Lock the phone with a message on the screen. If you forget your phone, for example, in a cafe or taxi, this way you can inform the staff to return the device to you. To do this, set a digital (!) Password to unlock the device (or specify the one you are already using) and enter the message text and a spare phone number for communication. Your message to the finder will be displayed on the screen with an offer to call you