How To Track A Lost Android Phone

Lost Android Phone can be easily tracked by mainly using two ways. You can use Android Device Manager to track android phone or you can use anti-theft apps to locate it. However anti-theft must be already installed on your android phone before it gets lost. In case of Android device manager also, you need to have few things completed before you lost it. 

Important: You cannot track a lost android phone with NO INTERNET, without SIM or when it is turned OFF. You need to wait till your phone gets connected to internet. No app can help your as well without these things. 

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Tracking Android Phone using Android Device Manager

Android Device Manager website is the official website for tracking your android devices. You can track your android phone as well as tablet. You need to enable location services and turn on Android Device Manager to track your phone in settings of your android mobile. Android Device manager tracking is turned ON by default. You must also be connected to a Google account on your phone.

In case you did the both after purchasing the phone then you can simply sign in to Android device manager Website. You must use the same Google account to login which you used to login to your android mobile.

Full Instruction to Track Android Phone using Android Device Manager

There are chances that you will not still find your lost android tablet or phone. There can be many reasons behind it. The most common problem behind location unavailable or no location history is that your mobiles internet is not working. There is a chance that whoever found it, turned it off or switched off the mobile. In both cases you have to wait till the internet comes. Without internet, it’s not remotely possible to track android phone as GPS will not work. 

There are no. of things that can be performed remotely on the device using ADM. You can ring, lock, erase the entire phone. You can see the current location on the map. Sometimes if the internet is not working then you will see the last location available on the map. 

Tracking Android Phone using Apps

There are number of useful anti-theft apps which you can use to locate lost android phone. They must be preinstalled to use them. Below is list of top anti-theft apps to track your android phone:

  1. Bit-Defender Anti-theft Mobile
  2. Cerberus
  3. Lookout
  4. Prey
  5. Where’s My Droid

These apps offer many advanced features in comparison to android device manager. Some of the features include clicking the pictures from camera, retrieval of document and other files remotely, turning on the microphone to listen the voices, sending message on android device, lock, erase and ring it loudly. 

Beside this, you will get email when your lost android phone is turned off. You will get email when your SIM is changed. There are number of other functions which you can use to get email. Apps are extremely helpful in full tracking of your android phone. 

Few of the apps also have the ability that you can’t uninstall it easily. It requires a real brain to uninstall them and normal people or a thief can’t do it. They won’t even know what’s going on behind the screen while you perform number of functions remotely. 

Google is way far behind from Apple in tracking of phones. Apple has official app “Find my iPhone” which even gives step by step direction to reach your iOS device. Isn’t that cool? Hopefully Google will come with more features in the future. 

3 thoughts on “How To Track A Lost Android Phone

  1. Rishi Pandit

    I lost my phone, with a sim in it, active internet connection, CM Security installed and configured for location, lock & wipe, ring etc but thief has switched off the cell. What will happen if he/she hard reset my phone and change sim and associate it with another gmail ID?

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    1. satyenhacks Post author

      If you configured your device through Android device manager then you can check for locking the phone feature. You should also check all the features of CM security as what they provide in such cases. There are apps which send a msg to alternate number and email to people if someone changes the SIM on the phone. Apps can also take pics via camera through their online interface. These things happen only when your device gets wifi or data connection is turned on by inserting new SIM. Best of luck.

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  2. JAMES KIMANI

    PLEASE help me track my lost phone ,its a TECNO Y4 ,coral blue ,imei :357578063892701 imei2: 357578063892719 ean: 4895180706981

    Reply

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