How to find your lost or stolen Android phone with Google

On Google's search engine there is a simple tool to track down the smartphone: all you need is a computer and an internet connection

There are some features of Google that few people know and that are especially very useful. One of them is the one that allows you to find your lost or stolen smartphone. The tool is very easy to use and does not require the installation of any particular application.

Losing a mobile device today is not only a nuisance, but also a danger to our privacy. Smartphones, in fact, store a lot of personal data. Not all is lost, however. Hiding a device completely, in fact, is very difficult. The cell phone has some sensors that allow anyone, and in a few seconds, to track it. There are different methods and applications. One of the most valid tools is made by Google and present within the search engine. All you need, in fact, is an internet connection and a computer. That's it. The Mountain View system, moreover, can be used not only for the cell phone, but also to search for a tablet.

Preliminary Steps

It is very important that the Google application is installed on the smartphone. The tool works best if the location on the device is active and the mode is set to "Extreme Precision". It is also critical that all internet and cellular services are enabled. And, of course, that the phone is turned on.

How to Track Smartphone

Having said that, we are ready to track the smartphone. As mentioned before, it's really very easy. Open Chrome, or another web browser, and sign in to your Google account(the same one used on the smartphone). Go back and in the Google search bar type "Find My Phone". On the search engine, after a few seconds, a map will appear on which the location of your phone will be displayed.

You think that's all? You are wrong. The tool is also useful for tracking a phone lost at home. Of course, you won't see on the map if you have left your phone on the sofa or on the cabinet in the living room. The system will only give you the possibility to make the phone ring. So, now you know how to do it. And in case you find yourself in such situations, before you get angry, you can try using the Google tool.