Find My Phone, Google application to find your phone!

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  1. Google's Find My Device application lets you locate, lock or erase data on an Android device by activating geolocation and logging into your Google account.
  2. Find My Device includes additional features such as making the device ring, securing it by locking it and disconnecting the Google account, or performing a hard reset to erase all data.
  3. Paid alternatives such as Localize.mobi and Geofinder offer precise geolocation services with no installation required, making it possible to find a device by personalizing a message sent to the phone in question.
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Thanks to the revolution in technology, it's now possible to find your phone if it's lost. Indeed, some applications offer the possibility of locating, locking or even deleting data on your devices. Among the most popular are Google's Find my phone and Localize.mobi.

In this article, we'll explain how the "Find My Phone" application works, and what practical uses it can be put to.

With the cell phone number, locate the device in 5 minutes with this tool:

Find my phone with Google Find my Device: All the steps

To successfully locate a lost or stolen smartphone, you can easily find it with the google Find My Device app, which is the equivalent of Apple's Find My for locating iPhone devices. However, there are a few steps you need to follow to successfully locate your Android.

Activate the geolocation feature

The first step is to activate the Locate my device feature. To do this

  1. Go to the Settings > then Security > and then Locate my device (also known as Locate My Phone or Locate My Smartphone);
  2. Then activate "Search for devices;
  3. Then activate geolocation in Settings and then Position;
  4. You can also drag your finger up or down on your Android screen and tap the location icon.

Log in to your Google Account

To use Find My Device on Android, you need to be connected to your Google account online and on your phone. To find your mobile, you need to activate geolocation in your Android settings before it is lost or stolen.

  1. To do so, go to : android.com/find
  2. In the top right-hand corner of the window, click on theaccount icon on your browser and sign in to your Google Account.

Find your Android device with Find My Device for free

  • Go to "android.com/find once you've logged in to your Google account. Once connected, your lost or misplaced phone should receive a notification.
  • You will then find on the map information on the approximate location of your device. That is, if it's switched on. If not, you'll just see its last location.
  • Finally, all you have to do is choose what you want to do of your mobile among the existing options.

It's important to note that once a device is connected to a Google account, the Find my Device location application is automatically activated, free of charge. Geolocation enables you to track your device using GPS.

Although the app's tracking is not always entirely accurate, it can give you a good idea of approximate location of your mobile (forgotten at a friend's house, at a family member's home, at work, etc.).

The Samsung users have a similar feature called "Find My Mobile" to find their smartphone in the event of theft or loss... Similarly, to use this tool, users must first log in to their Samsung account before their device is lost or stolen. Similar to Google's Find My Device, only your main account can access Find My Mobile online.

What are the features of Google's Find My Device?

In addition to the location feature, which allows you to locate an Android device, Find My Device also has a number of features just for you:

Make your device ring :

If the locate option doesn't help, look for the ringing function. This allows the device to ring for 5 minutes even when in silent mode.

To activate this feature :

  1. Visit us again at : "android.com/find
  2. Go to the left panel of the device you wish to sound, and click on "Make it ring. The device will then start ringing.

To stop the ringing, press the power button or the option on the "Stop ringing.

Securing your device :

If the option of finding the device by GPS or ringtone doesn't work for you, you can at least back up your data using the Secure Device option. This will log you out of your Google account on your device and prevent your Google-protected data from falling into the wrong hands.

To do this, go to the "android.com/find" :

  1. Click on the left-hand Locate my device pane, then press the Secure the unit.
  2. If you don't have a lock screen, you'll need to set password then click on Next and your data is now secure.

Delete all data

The Clear data option performs a complete reset from your phone. Please note, however, that when you delete a device, its geolocation information is also deleted. As a result, you won't be able to find your phone via GPS.

Still on the android.com/find proceed as follows:

  1. In the left pane, click on the Erase data of the
  2. Click again on Erase data to confirm.
  3. Then click on "Delete on the confirmation screen.

This will permanently delete your data from your device.

However, you can also use this service for a better geolocation of the lost device:

Other location app: Localize.mobi

Screen of Localize.mobi
Screen of Localize.mobi

Localize.mobi is just as interesting as Find My Device on Android, or Find My on iPhone. As its name suggests, the application has been designed solely to find a device. If it's still on planet earth, don't worry, it'll be found with flying colors.

All you need is your cell phone's coordinates. However, access to the application is not free, but requires a subscription. All you need to do is follow the steps below:

  1. First and foremost, you need to choose your subscription.
  2. It is therefore necessary to register. Once connected, please enter the number of the device you are looking for.
  3. The application will then ask you to define message you want to send to find the device.
  4. Once you have pressed "sendyou'll receive a link showing the current location of the device you're looking for.

It's important to note that localize.mobi doesn't require any other application. All you need to do is download the application and follow the steps mentioned above. Also, no matter what type of device you're using Android, iOS or even older mobiles like the localize.mobi clapper works like a charm. As for confidentiality, don't worry, as 100%'s application ensures discretion.

However, if you want to use a better alternative to Localize.mobi :

What's the best geolocation application today?

Geofinder website screen
Geofinder website screen

Géofinder surpasses other current geolocation applications because it is cheaper but has many interesting features. That's why I'm amending this article to tell you all about it!

What's more, Géofinder requires no installation and covers all networks and cell phone types. Thanks to Géofinder, you can save 120 $ per year!

To use the Géfinder service, follow these steps:

  • Visit this site:
  • geofinder
  • Enter the number cell phone.
  • Personalize your message which invites the person with the phone to approve access to its location. However, you can also choose the default message.
  • Receive a notification as soon as Geofinder finds the person on the map, and that's it!

This is the information you need to know about Find My Device, which offers free geolocation, and other paid applications on the market that let you locate your lost or stolen phone on a map.

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