Lost your Android smartphone? Here is how you can track it using Google account

Lost your Android smartphone? Here is how you can track it using Google account

You are travelling on public transport and when you check your pocket for your phone after deboarding, it’s gone.

It is a common occurrence and has happened to many of us. Many of us have lost our mobile phones, misplaced it or have its stolen. We could only wish if there was a way to find out where it was.

Worry not! There is a way. If you have an Android phone, with your Google account logged in, you will be able to track it.

If your lost phone is connected to a Wi-Fi, you will get an almost accurate location. However, even GPS and mobile networks will give a fairly accurate location with the help of Google maps.


Here is how you can track your Android smartphone:

Using Google Maps:

Step-1: Open Google Maps (maps.google.co.in) on a computer or any other smartphone.

Step-2: Login to the Google account linked to your lost smartphone

Step-3: Select ‘Your timeline’ option from the three-horizontal bar icon on the top-right corner.

Step-4: You can enter the time (year, month, day) to see the location of the device on that particular day.

Step-5: Google Maps will also show the current location of the device.

Find My Device feature: 

If you’ve linked your phone to Google, you can find, lock or erase your device.

Here is how you can do it: 

Step-1: Go to android.com/find and sign in to your Google Account.

Step-2: On the map, you can see where the device is. If your device can’t be found, you’ll see its last known location, if available.

Step-3: You can choose from three options.

Play sound: Rings your device at full volume for 5 minutes, even if it’s set to silent or vibrate.

Lock: Locks your device with your PIN, pattern, or password. If you don’t have a lock, you can set one. To help someone return your device to you, you can add a message or phone number to the lock screen.


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