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How To Track Android Phone

How to track my lost or stolen Android phone or mobile is one of the questions that 80% of the android users have in their minds around the world.

There are normally two ways to find your lost Android phone.

The first method is to locate your phone with the help of the tracking app and the second method is to find your Android phone without a tracking app. We are going to show both ways as to how can you do it for yourself.

Google's Android Device Manager

Its the official tool from Google to track your android phones and tablets by signing in to android device Manager website. Once you login using your Google account ID which you used to set up your device, you will be able to track and locate it.

You need to choose among the devices on the website if there are many. Once you choose it, then it will show you the location on the map and you can perform some other functions as well.

There are some requirements before you will be able to do it:

  • Lost/ stolen android mobiles must be connected to the google account
  • Internet access to the lost android phone is a must. Nothing can be done if there's no internet.
  • You must have enabled the Android Device Manager to track your mobile through Google app settings. (It's normally on by default)

If you believe that you satisfy the above 3 conditions, then follow the simple steps below:

  • Login to your Google's Android Device manager.
  • You will be directly able to see all your active devices.
  • Click on your lost android phone and you will be able to see its location however Google also says the location given on the map is close to the accurate location. The device must be nearby somewhere.
  • You can perform 3 actions from this website: Ring and lock your phone remotely and erase its data. (Lock and erase must be allowed for Android Device Manager Via Google app settings. Its turned off by default)
  • If you lost it somewhere in your house, office then you can find the location on the map and you will be able to figure it out or simply ring it.

Google Maps Location History

Google maps are the second easy way to know the location of your Android phone quickly. Through google maps location history, you can track your phone and know its location.

Using this way, you can easily find your android device. Even if the location is not accurate, you will come to know as to where your device possibly can be.

There are a few things which need to be done before you can use this method:

  • The device must be connected to the Google account.
  • Internet access must be present in the lost/ stolen device.
  • Location reporting and history features must be enabled in Google app settings on your device.

Follow the steps below to use it:

  • Visit here
  • Click show Timestamps just below the calendar.
  • Now you will be able to see different locations where the device was registered.
  • To see the last available location, you need to click on the latest timestamps

Now using timestamps, you can check out the places where your phone appeared more than 2-3 times.

Using AirDroid

AirDroid is another great alternative that offers similar features to the Android device manager.

However, AirDroid also provides some great features besides a lock, wipe, erase and taking pictures from the camera.

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