In this article, we shall be elaborating on the best 5 and most effective ways to track your lost or stolen phone(for Android users) with a simple effort and the use of the in-built anti-theft features that come with these modern day phones.These days, you can be too smart to remember not to keep your phone in your pocket while passing through places like bus stops, markets, schools or even churches (yes, it is that bad).
Today, android phones as well as being a source of important information have become a show off for people who seem to have them. These days every person keeps his or her cell phone in their hand or pocket as these handy devices help you to carry a large amount of essential or valuable data into it.
But, you might have observed or passed from a situation when your precious yet expensive device gets lost or stolen. Actually, it is the worst nightmares that no one wants to imagine. But, it happens with most of us, when we are riding on the bus, sitting in the park and keeping our phone beside us.
It won’t be easy to bear the mental burden not because of the price of the phone but rather because of the amount of information you have managed to amass for a long time especially those information from people who you might never meet again or information from people who are pretty far away from you.
Some certain people may go to a police station and file a complaint if their phone have been stolen, while some people might be overwhelmed with the trauma and shock of losing their phones often lost in the thought of where to begin the process of recovering the huge media information, contacts, apps and other important data that have been stored in the stolen/lost phone.
So if you were caught up in such a situation what would you do?
Luckily, there are several interesting ways available through which one can easily track his or her lost android phone.
1). Using the FoneTracker app to track your lost/stolen.
It is a tracking and monitoring application that is used by millions of people worldwide due to its efficiency and trustworthy features. The application is considered amazing for those who wish to track their lost phone, monitor their kids activity and much more. The application is 100% undetectable and available for free.
To use this application effectively, you first have to visit the official website through the given link https://fonetracker.com/install-free-phone-tracker/, now open the site where you will find ‘download now’ option. Press the option and your application will start to download.
Once the application is downloaded on your phone, you can start the installation process and create a new account, using the valid email id and password. After the download is complete, you can now turn on the GPS location tracker. So, now whenever you find your phone is not there in your bag or you have forgotten it somewhere, you can then track the location of your lost android phone.
Features and benefits of FoneTracker
a). You can view password with Keylogger
b). you can track real-time location of the lost/stolen phone.
c). You can record calls secretly
d). Allows you to take screenshots
e). Gets access to all social media sites
f). Ability to track the real-time location of kids and spouse
2). Track your lost phone using Google account or Google Map
Today’s Android devices have the Google Map feature that helps you to easily get the location of the place where the phone is at present. To use this application, you first have to download it from Google play store available in your device. You can even go to the Google Maps timeline through a web browser. Now you have to enter your Google email ID and password. It is a 2-step verification process which merely takes few minutes to complete.
Now you can visit the Google Maps and swipe right or tap the icon to open the menu. Now you can tap the option “your timeline” so that you can move to the timeline page. Now select the current month, day and year. Now the map will show the current location as well as history and you can find your lost phone.
3). Using IMEI number to find the lost/stolen phone
It is an amazing way through which you can easily find your lost phone. For this, you have to first open the browser and open the website of the missing phone. Here you can see the text field that searches the IMEI database. Now enter your android’s IMEI number and press the search button. Now it will search your device. If you do not find any result of your device is found, you can create your account by filling all the details. Now, whenever your device is found you will be notified with that.
4). Using the Android device manager to find the lost phone
Another essential yet important way to find the lost android is using android device manager. Firstly, you have to open the web browser and type android device manager. Now you have to enter the email id and password in which you used to activate your main email in the lost/stolen phone and your Google map will open. Here you will see the option of the lock, erase and ring. Here ring mode is mainly used to play the sound for five minutes until it gets unlocked.
Lock mode is used to secure the stolen or lost a phone with a password so that unauthorized user cannot use it. Erase is used to perform a hard factory reset which will help you delete all the data remotely. Thus, it will help you prevent others from using your important data.
5). Using the “Find My Device” option to track your lost phone.
Nowadays, every android device is available with Find My Device application. This application is mainly designed by Google Inc. that will help you locate your lost device. To use this application you have to open the web browser and type “find my phone”. Now click the given link and login by entering the email id and password. Once the process is completed, Google geo map will open while detecting the location of your phone.
Here you will a few options like a ring, erase and lock that will be used to ring the phone, lock the phone with a secure password and will erase the data from getting into wrong hands. However, this option will only work if your device already has the find my device app.
All these 5 ways are considered essential and proved to be effective in finding someone’s lost the android device. These ways are considered important for anyone who has all their essential data and other details in their android device.