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How to locate Android Devices using Google

Android OS have a lot of awesome built-in features. One of this features include remote location detection. This feature helps you to locate and manage your Android device online. You can easily view the current location of your Android device on Google Maps.

You can also remotely lock your phone with a new password and delete all your data if you want. This feature is very helpful when your phone is stolen.

Tutorial:

The tutorial includes two main steps. First tutorial is enabling remote location access and the second one is on how you can locate your android device. Let's start with the first step:

STEP 1 : Enabling Android Device Manager in Android:

NOTE: Remote location is enabled by default in almost all android device. Do not disable it (for security reasons).
  1. Open the pre-installed 'Google Settings' app in your android device which you want to locate.
    How to locate Android Devices using Google and Android Device Manager
       
  2. Open 'Android Device Manager' setting and enable both the options.
     
    How to locate Android Devices using Google and Android Device ManagerHow to locate Android Devices using Google and Android Device Manager

STEP 2 : Locating Android Device

Locating your own Android device is completely legal. So you can do this without any worries. :)
NOTE: You can also use 'Android Device Manager App' to locate your device using another android device. If you don't have a PC with an internet connection.
 
  1. Follow the link given below or search for 'Android device manager' on google and follow the first link.
    https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
     
  2. LogIn to your Google account that is being used in your Android device.
     
  3. Now you will be redirected to Android Device Manager online service page.
     
    How to locate Android Devices using Google and Android Device Manager
       
  4. You can view and manage all your android device from this screen. Choose a device that you want to locate and then select any of the option below. The options that are available are:
  • GPS Icon: Click on this Icon to see the current location of your android device (accurate to about 700 meters)
     
  • Ring: Your device will ring for 5 minutes on full volume even if it is on silent mode. (Once you find your phone you can switch it off by tapping your phone)
     
    How to locate Android Devices using Google and Android Device Manager
  • Lock: Lock your device with a new password and add a recovery message and recovery phone number on lock screen.
     
    How to locate Android Devices using Google and Android Device Manager

  • Erase: (Use with Caution) Helps you erase all your saved data (Contacts, Images, Videos and Installed apps).
How to locate Android Devices using Google and Android Device Manager

That's it! If you have any questions in mind or just want to leave a thanks then you can comment below.


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