Hello friends, how are you all ? Rishit here, recently a couple of days back one of my friend lost her android mobile. So i thought to write an article about it. In this article we will discuss on how to trace the location of your android smart phone. Nowadays a mobile is just like your lover. You wake up and check your mobile and at the time of bed you do the same. There are many secrets in your android gadget, such as your important contacts, videos, photos , documents, chats with your girlfriend or boyfriend, some most important things that you might have sent to your girlfriend or boyfriend and much more.
So first of all before beginning the article, you will need the email address of the linked mobile phone’s play store account. we will also discuss on how to find IMEI number of the lost mobile. IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity Number. It is 16 digit unique code given to every mobile phone. You can find this number by dialing *#06# from your mobile. I suggest you to write down this number somewhere and safe it. So when you file a complaint for your lost stolen phone, the service provider can track it and find out the location of your phone even though he/she might be using a different sim. Later on the service provider can block it for further usage
First let’s talk about an app.
Lookout Security and Antivirus
This app is one of the best security app. It has million of downloads in playstore. There are tons of features in it. Make sure you have enabled “Missing Device” as well as “Signal Flare” options, so that you can trace your the last known location and trace your android mobile just in case your battery is dead.
Now lets go on to some google tricks to find and locate your android mobile
HOW TO LOCATE AND TRACE ANDROID MOBILE
- First of all go to Google device Manager
- Login with the google id which is linked to your android smart phone.
- If you have more than 1 device linked in you will see the list of device , you can select the mobile or tablet which you want to trace.
- You will see the below screen with the location. You can zoom in into the map and trace the nearest approximate location. As you can see in screenshot, My cell phone was traced around 19 m approx.
In this way you can even erase your phone from your google account, Ring your phone so that if your phone is nearby you can find it easily and you can even lock your android phone. Isn’t it great.
Now comes IMEI part. If you maybe thinking how to find IMEI number of a lost android phone. So Yes, there is a way to find out the IMEI number of lost android phone. Again you will need the linked ID of your playstore.
TRACE ANDROID MOBILE WITH IMEI
- Go to Google Dashboard
- You will find an option of Android Device , click on it and you will find all your connected device. Along with this you will also find the IMEI number of your device.
Okay so now you may be thinking what if your phone has been stolen and someone has factory reset the phone ? and the google Id can’t access it ? The best way to prevent this is by adding a security Lock app. You can check my article on it
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