• How to Track Lost Phone

    How to Track your Smartphone

    Losing phones have been among the most common occurrences which almost all people experience at one point of time in their life. However, unlike the times before, where losing a phone meant buying a new phone altogether due to the lack of software to track it, nowadays, finding a phone has become much easier.

    Now, tracking your phone would work in different ways and have a different procedure for the vast variety of phones in the market today. For Apple’s iPhones, the ‘Find my’ is the dedicated iStore application which helps you track all your Apple devices, including your iPhone. 

    However, when it comes to Android, the ‘Play Store’ is flooded with tracking apps which help you find your phone. But not all of them work seamlessly. Since there are phones manufactured by multiple companies using Android as their operating system, the apps available to track Android phones will work differently for each phone. 

    Tracking a Lost iPhone with ‘Find My’

    If you were to lose your iPhone or in case it has gotten stolen, you can track your phone through the ‘Find My’ app which is available as a default app on all Apple devices. 

    In the case, you have lost your phone, you can access the ‘Find My’ app through any other Apple device of yours and set a search for your iPhone. 

    However, if you do not have an Apple device, you can follow these steps mentioned below:

    • Click on ‘Settings’ on your iPhone. 
    • Select ‘iCloud’. 
    • Search for ‘Find My’.
    • Enable remote tracking.
    • Once done, log in to your iCloud account from any laptop or desktop.
    • After logging in, launch ‘Find My’ from the list of apps on your iCloud. 
    • Select your iPhone to be tracked and the app will provide you with its exact location. 

    Tracking a Lost iPhone with ‘Find My Friends’

    The Apple Store also provides its users with another application which helps you find your lost or stolen iPhone. Even though this process can take more time, it has proved to be effective as a backup option of finding a phone. This application’s main aim is the social sharing of location amongst a group of friends who also have an iPhone.

    You can download the ‘Find my Friends’ app from the App Store. Once you do, you can enable the feature of location sharing among the friends. It recommended that you share your location with friends with the help of this app. 

    So, in case you have lost your phone, to track it through ‘Find my Friends’, here are the steps you need to follow:

    • Go to the ‘Find my Friends’ app and select your profile.
    • Click to turn on the ‘Share My Location’ feature.
    • Once done, click on ‘Add Friends’.
    • Select the friends with who you wish to share your location with.
    • After selecting, they will receive an invite which they will need to accept. 
    • Once they accept the invite, they will be able to see and track your location. 
    • If you were to lose your phone or it was stolen, through the app, your friends can track your phone. 

    Tracking a Lost Android Phone through ‘Find My Device’ by Google

    If you own a phone which has Android as its operating system, the best way to track your phone is through the ‘Find My Device’ app in the Google Play Store. 

    To track your lost phone through this app, here are the steps you need to follow:

    • Download the ‘Find My Device’ app on your phone. 
    • Log in to your Google account which is registered on the phone. 
    • From the list of options, you can select the device which needs to be tracked. 
    • Once done, the exact location of your device will be displayed on the app. 

    These are some of the applications which can be used to track your phone. There are a number of third-party applications which can be used to track an iPhone or any Android phone. However, it is important to check their safety measures and to authenticate them before using it to track your phone. 

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