Its so sad when Your Android phone gets missing because You may have
placed a lot of value on it and we all know that Android phones are
never cheap except You're going for a sub standard Android phone (the
kind of phones that are the less cool versions of the real stuff) but
nobody should patronize fake or sub standard Android phone companies.
Android phones cost quite a lot of money and loosing Your Android
phone to theft or forgetting Your android phone in a place You can't
remember is not one of the best things that could happen to someone.
Losing Your Android phone is not good because of all the stored up
videos,songs and important documents that You will lose and losing
Your Android phone is something that can really make a someone cry.
Do not worry if Your Android phone is stolen or missing because this blog
is stuck to helping You solve Your device problems like a duck to
water,so don't break a sweat because Your missing phone will walk back
to You (sounds impossible,right?) Its not impossible so its time for
You to be walked through the steps and tools needed.
You don't really need long steps that won't get You Your lost Android
phone back quickly so the best ways are what You're going to learn
today,so let's get started.
#1 Bringing Your Lost Phone Back With Google
Yes the best or let's say the most popular search engine in this
rotational sphere we call a planet. Google has been working hand in
hand with Android in smartphone development since like forever (let's
say since Android phones became great),but this is not where our topic for today dwells so let's move to the good part and how Google can
bring Your Android phone back to You.
Getting Your lost Android phone back is all down to ADM,forget about
the big acronym because ADM simply means Android Device Manager.
ADM is Google's finest Android device tracker,with ADM You can track
Your Android Device's location automatically, cost free and easily.
You don't have to download it or any app in order to access it because
its built in into almost all the Android phones You see today but in
order to use it Your device has to be connected to Your Google account
and it also has to be connected to the internet and Your phone has to
be tuned to be found before it disappears or before it goes missing,but its not too late to do that if You are trying to prevent
Your phone from missing so these are the simple steps to activate ADM.
Note; if Your phone doesn't have ADM then You'll have to download it
from Google play store.
Launch Settings » click Security »
Click/enter Device Administration.
Click on Android Device Manager so that the checkbox becomes marked »
tap the back button in the top left corner of your screen twice so You
can go back to the settings Menu.
In the settings Menu tap “location” then put on location by tapping
the switch beside it(location) then tap “Mode” then tap on “High
Click/tap the back button,then tap “Google location History” then turn
on location history by tapping the switch beneath Location History
Finally all You have to do is switch on Your device features by
tapping the switch beside “your device”
The steps are easy right? Let's go to the huge part now which is
locating Your phone with Google.
The first step to locating Your phone via ADM with Google is to use a
web browser from any internet enabled device then You have to go to
Google search engine and search “find my phone android” then click on
Android Device Manager which is usually the first option in the
Input Your Email address and password.
When Your phone gets located You can ring it if its close to You so
that You can hear it or You can just lock or erase Your phone to keep
personal details out of reach of the person or people with Your phone
(if its stolen).
#2 OTHER ANDROID PHONE LOCATING APPLICATIONS
There are a lot of other cool options to find Your Android phone besides ADM.
These 3 best applications for getting Your phone back are;
I. Lost Android
Lost Android is one of the best applications to help You find Your
Android phone due to its features which enables You to erase Your
Phone's data if You think its stolen or You can simply forward incoming phone calls to a new/different phone number.
You can also get data from Your phone or Message Your phone to be returned to You by
II. Cerberus Anti Theft
Cerberus Anti Theft is a good Android application to help You get back
Your lost Android Phone,its also easy to use and with this You can
access your camera,sound a loud alarm from your phone,lock,ring or
even erase your phone data. So this application is a must have for
every Android Phone.
III. Prey Anti Theft
With this app You can sound an alarm from Your missing phone,lock the
device completely or take screenshots.
This application can also protect 3 different devices in 1 download.
#3 Samsung's Find My Mobile
Samsung’s Find My Mobile is another great alternative to ADM if You're
using a Samsung phone,but You have to have registered Your device and
You need a Samsung account before You lost Your phone.
If You did or have what You need above,You just have to login to
Samsung's “Find My mobile website” then after that You just have to
select “locate my device” and then click the locate button and that's
I know You never knew that dropbox could save Your Android Phone but DropBox needs to be already installed in Your phone and the “Camera Upload” feature has to be enabled.
If any photo has been taken by the
thief then You're in luck because it will be uploaded to dropbox and
this way You can get photos of the thief(if its stolen).
These are the best ways we can help You so we hope You can track down
Your phone(if its missing) or implement anti theft procedures for the future.