Find Lost or stolen Android Phone

Find Lost or stolen Android Phone
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I am sure this is an awesome post for Android lovers and will enjoy. Yes! This is something big. Now you can find your lost, Misplaced, and stolen Android device easily without any third party apps. In this post you don’t need any app to find your device where it is. This is can be done by simply using Android device manager.

What is an Android Device Manager?

First thing first. What is this Android Device Manager? The Android Device Manager is nothing but a GPS tracker, which is included in your phone and it helps you to locate your lost or stolen mobile within seconds. This is totally an optional feature of Android, which can be disabled anytime by any user.

How does Android Device Manager work?

Even after losing or getting stolen your mobile, you can easily locate it within moments using Google Search. It uses your Location Service. Location Service needs to be enabled all the time to locate your mobile using this option. The tracking procedure is simple. Just sign in with your Gmail account, what you are using in your Android mobile and ask Google to find out your phone’s location. That’ it.

How to Enable Android Device Manager?

There are two things you should know about this Android Device Manager or native mobile tracking system. The Android Device Manager is available for Android 2.3 and all the upper versions. Some mobile manufacturers include this app (Or, feature or option) and some do not. If your mobile doesn’t have this feature, you can download the app from Google Play Store.

Do this before losing your phone:

On your phone go to settings > security > Device administrator and tap on it and activate Android device manager.



When you lose a device

How to use an Android device manager to find lost device:
1. Go to Google Play Store in PC.
2. You can find gear icon (setting icon) at Top-Right corner.


3. Click on that gear icon (setting icon) and then you can find three options My Order, Settings and Android device manager. Just click on Android device manager.


4. As soon as you click on android device manager it will find the device, but based on your speed of your Internet connection and location of your device it takes some time. (if it asked to sign in to your Google account, then should sign in).


5. As soon as Android device manager finds your device it will show you on Google maps. It will also indicate how far your distance from you is.


There you can find 3 Options:
Ring: If you click on Ring then your device mobile or tab will ring though it is in silent mode. This feature doesn’t work when device is switched off.


Lock: If you click on Lock then it will lock your device and you can get new password to access your device.


Erase: If you click on Erase then the total memory in that device will be erased automatically. Make sure once you click erase, then all the data will be deleted, including android device manager so it won’t work again.


That’s it Guys, I am sure this will help you a lot! So don’t forget to share it. If you have any problem, just commented below let’s help you out.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Android Device Manager

Considering all the things, this is confirmed that Android Device Manager is truly useful feature of Android. Everyone should enable this option to locate his or her phone. However, let’s check out some advantage and disadvantage of this tool.


  1. Locate your mobile without any other third party app. This is trustworthy and much helpful too.
  2. You can use it when your mobile is stolen or you are not getting your mobile.
  3. You can track all your mobiles using this option if you have the same email ID in all of your mobiles.


  1. It doesn’t work if your location service is OFF. Location service consumes a lot of battery.
  2. It doesn’t work when your mobile is OFFLINE. That means, if your phone is switched off, you cannot get any help from this tool. You will get the following error message while tracking your mobile or tablet.
Anirudh Biliya
Anirudh Biliya is a former contributor at Nerdynaut from India.
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  1. Parthana

    October 23, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Thanks Anirudh

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