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Track your phone with ease the next time you accidentally misplace it

Author: ITS

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

Category: Tips and Tricks , General Interest

Have you ever forgotten your phone somewhere while on the go, and can’t remember exactly where?

You can track your Android devices from your computer with no prior setup required.

Visit the Google Store (store.google.com) and sign in with your Gmail account that is registered on your lost mobile device by clicking the 3 lines in the top left corner and selecting SIGN IN.

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Once you are signed in, click those same 3 lines again and go to Android Device Manager

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As long as your mobile device is powered on and has location enabled via WiFi and/or GPS, you will see where your device is located on the Google Map.

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From here, you can change your device’s lock, erase all data, and force the device to ring to find it faster when you are on site.

Have an iPhone? You haven’t been left out of the loop! The popular Find my iPhone app has been integrated into iCloud. Simply Set up iCloud and you will be able to find your iPhone with ease.