Mobile phones have become objects of an incredible value, and not only because of their price or their state-of-the-art technology. Basically because of how we use them in our daily life and due to the huge amount of personal information they contain. Losing our phone can be a real nightmare: photos, videos, messages, contacts, documents, emails... the best thing we can do to cover our back is to resort to a location system like the one proposed by Google: Find My Device.
How to find any lost Android device
This application, formerly known as Android Device Manager, allows us to locate any phone associated to Google account, whether a smartphone, a smartwatch or a tablet. It can find the exact whereabouts of any device thanks to GPS, offering us three main functions:
- Making it ring wherever it is: it will play a sound so you can easily locate it in case you've lost it around the house, for instance.
- Configuring a new lock password: you can lock the device remotely and also allow anyone who finds it to get in touch with you.
- Deleting its data: remove any information contained on the phone if you think you're never going to get it back.
Google's system to quickly locate any mobile device.
For such purpose, it makes use of a very simple interface that shows us on our screen a map developed using Google Maps with the latest known location of the device. At the bottom of the screen, we can access the main functions whilst the upper part shows us the devices associated to our Google user account. However, you should know that this application requires several permissions to be able to offer all of its functions, such as access to our location or our contacts.
The APK of this app can be downloaded for free and is compatible with almost all Android handsets on the market running on version 4.0 or higher: Samsung, Xiaomi, BQ, Huawei...