Let’s attempt to face an eventuality which you definitely don’t wish to occur. Like misplacing or dropping your Android smartphone. There may be a lot private knowledge, login credentials and different necessary particulars about you saved on that cellphone you could’t danger dropping it, however you by some means have, sadly. Right here we’ve some steps for you on first discover that cellphone after which, remotely lock or erase it.
Earlier than we get began with the steps, you need to know that they work provided that the next choices are turned on/enabled in your cellphone. Let’s hope nobody else discovered the cellphone and tampered with the settings or switched it off earlier than you tried to go forward with the steps. So, listed here are the stipulations:
Your cellphone have to be turned on with each the situation entry and Find My Device enabled or turned on. You have to be signed in to a Google account. The cellphone needs to be related to the web, with the probabilities being that the cell knowledge is turned on. A Wi-Fi connection also needs to work however probabilities for which are slim. The cellphone needs to be seen on Google Play.
Additionally, when you have a backup cellphone or backup code in case of you having registered the misplaced gadget with 2-factor authentication, that ought to work too.
All of that having been stated, let’s proceed with the steps:
Sign up with the Google account by way of an Android gadget that you’ve got. Be sure you check in to the primary profile in case you’re signed in with a number of accounts
Go to https://www.google.com/android/discover?u=0. Or you may google “Discover My Gadget” after which attain right here.
As quickly because the Discover My Gadget net web page opens, a notification is distributed to the misplaced cellphone.
In case you assume the cellphone didn’t get a notification, click on on the refresh button on the suitable facet of the misplaced cellphone picture that seems on the web page
Now, a notification might be despatched to the misplaced cellphone once more. As quickly because the cellphone will get a notification, you’re going to get to see its approximate location on the map. In any other case, you’ll nonetheless see its final identified location.
Additionally, you will see three choices on the left of the display screen: Play Sound, Safe Gadget and Erase Gadget. In the event you select the primary, your cellphone will ring for a full 5 minutes on full quantity even whether it is on silent or vibration mode.
Clicking on Safe Gadget locks your cellphone remotely together with your pin, password or display screen lock. In case you didn’t set any of them in any respect again when the cellphone was with you, you may nonetheless set a brand new one. Additionally, you may connect every other contact quantity or a message with the pin/password/display screen lock to assist somebody attain out to you in case they discover the cellphone.
Clicking on Erase Gadget will completely erase all the information on the native storage of the cellphone. Erasing all the information will even erase the Discover My Gadget performance on the gadget so watch out with the steps.