How to find your lost mobile phone using Android Device Manager

Global Positioning System(GPS) is just incredible. You can find your location easily with the help of GPS. You can also get directions to a particular location with accuracy. And now with offline map download, you need not to be connected to the internet. All you need to do is download the maps while you have the internet connection. But do you know that GPS can also be used to track your android mobile phone in case of theft or if your phone gets lost. Here is How to find your lost mobile phone using Android Device Manager:

The Process

In your mobile phone:

  1. Go to Android Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Under Device Administration, tap on Device Administrators
  4. Tap Android Device Manager
  5. Tap Activate

How to use ADM(Android Device Manager)

Once enabled, all you need to do is download Android Device Manager¬†application and sign in to your account (the same one associated with your device).¬†Click the Locate Device button for said device and it’ll show its last known location. It’s fairly accurate in my experience, but can be off by up to 20 meters in areas with poor GPS visibility.

If your phone gets lost then you can easily track it’s location by simply going to the web browser from your computer or mobile phone and go to Android Device Manager website.¬†You can Ring your phone, Erase all the data on your phone and can even lock the device.

Note: If the phone’s location is off then it can’t track the location. However, you can still erase the data or lock the device provided internet is switched on in the device.

Android Device Manager

Well, if you don’t like to use Google’s Android Device Manager because of it’s limitations, then you can always resort these 3rd party applications from Playstore to do the job for you:

Lookout

Prey

Familonet

The applications above are marketed as anti-theft and anti-loss security apps, and they’re useful for those purposes, but you can just use them for straight-up tracking if you wish.

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