Find your lost/stolen/missing phone

Find my Phone

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Anyone who had lost or stolen his phone knows that it causes headaches of fears about losing the programs/apps, music, photos, messages and application details.

Simply, the best solution is to recover the device. The BBC analyzed the main tools created for this purpose, no matter what type or operating system of your device.

Android

In April, Google launched a new tool that allows the user to find the phone just by typing ” find my phone ” in the search. You must use a browser that is logged into your Google Account to which your phone is on. You don’t need to have the app installed on your phone to use it, but you do need to check that your settings are correctly configured before you lose it.

This sounds familiar, that’s because Google introduced a tool called Android Device Manager in August 2013. The website and app can find lost phones and tablets by ringing them or showing them on a map.

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In addition to showing where your phone on a map, the user can is also make the device play ring at full volume to help in the search. In case of theft, the owner can go to the Google site and Device Manager can be there to catch the device or erase all the data on it.

“We’ve all been there — you’ve searched under your car seat, tossed around the sofa cushions and you still can’t find your phone. If you know where your computer is, you can now ask Google to find your Android phone from your desktop. If the pesky phone is hiding nearby, Google can ring it for you — or you can see it on the map if you, say, forgot it at the bar. Just make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Google app installed on your device!” said Google in a Google+ post.

Apple

Apple devices can be tracked exactly the same way, when the user logs in iCloud.

There he can see the “Find My Phone” tool and also see all other devices connected to the same iCloud account. But the tool works only if you’re with your mobile logged in iCloud.

Windows

The same tool can be used on Windows mobile phone and you must be logged in account with the mobile device, for all of these solutions work, your phone must be turned on and connected to the internet.

So if you are walking and lose your phone (or have stolen device), and the battery runs out, none of these tools will help.

Solution even without battery

but for users of Android phones, there is a solution until the phone is without battery.

The Lookout app can find this cell because it uses a technology called “signal flare”.

The Lookout notes the appliance location the last time he was connected to the internet. So, the owner may have an idea of where the phone can be.

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