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How to track your lost Android device using Gmail account?

Android, like everyone knows, is developed by Google. And almost everyone uses Android smartphones, so what to do when you lose the device? How to track your lost android device using Gmail account? Here’s what you need:

ANDROID DEVICE MANAGER (ADM):

Android Device Manager is a tool provided by Google and is available on your smartphones which it makes easy to locate, ring, or wipe your device from the web.  If you lost your android device, Android Device Manager helps you to find its approximate location on google map and it also shows your timeline ( last time where your phone was used).

WHY IS ANDROID DEVICE MANAGER BEST TRACKING TOOL?

Android device manager is official tool provided by Google and is inbuilt tool present in your device and hence you don’t have to download any app on the smartphone and you don’t have to be a tech expert to track your device.

HOW TO TURN ON THIS TOOL

Just like other pre-installed apps, Android Device Manager is also turned on from the developers. But in case you want to check if it is turned off or on you can follow the steps: GO TO

 setting>security>device administration>android device manager on this tool

 

Note: Android Device Manager works only when the internet is connected to your phone or won’t work for devices that are turned off

HOW TO USE THIS FEATURE?

Requirements
You should have the access to email you used to sign up for your android device.

Internet connection-Your device should be connected to the internet.

Your device GPS should be turned on.

 

Steps to locate your android device

There are two way to locate your device

1. First login to your Gmail account in your web browser.

Open google and type where is my device / what is my location / where am I /where am I right now then it will show your’s device approximate location in google map.

 

Open android device manager website.

This website shows the approximate location of your device. To lock your device simply click on lock button and it will ask some details and lock your device.

 

Steps to erase your personal data remotely

Yes, you can definitely save your data from being used. The erase feature will help you to this.It will ask you to confirm the command confirm it and your all data will be erased ( including SD card).

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