How To Find a Lost or Stolen Android Phone

Find Your Android Phone


The loss of a mobile phone usually occurs in the blink of an eye. Put your phone on the counter at the cash register, or lose it due to a bit of bump while riding in the vehicle. No matter under what circumstances it was lost, theft or a simple mistake, losing a phone is stress.


A Lost Android Phone




After you lock it with "Find My Device", what people will see if they find a lost or stolen Android phone.

Not only does it cut off your contact with the outside world, but your mobile phone is your most personal device. And the replacement is costly trouble.

In case your phone is lost, don't panic! Every Android phone has some built-in tools that can easily lock and track the lost phone. In order to achieve this goal, you need to take some measures. Once the phone is lost, even if you just leave it at home, you can stronglyset it up.

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Create a secure lock screen:

Turn on password and fingerprint authentication, and do not use facial recognition on Android devices.

The technology used for facial recognition on most Android devices can be tricked by simple tricks like photos of your face. Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are exceptions. They use a system similar to Apple's and should be more reliable than previous facial recognition.


Next, create a password and set up fingerprint authentication in the "Settings" app under the "Security" section. I know it would be inconvenient to scan your fingerprint or enter your PIN code every time you want to use your phone, but it is really scary that someone can access your photos, banking applications, email, and other personal information.

Analyzing the potential impact of exposing personal information to strangers, the extra step of unlocking the phone is worthwhile.


Create a secure lock screen:

Turn on password and fingerprint authentication, and do not use facial recognition on Android devices.

The technology used for facial recognition on most Android devices can be tricked by simple tricks like photos of your face. Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are exceptions. They use a system similar to Apple's and should be more reliable than previous facial recognition.

Next, create a password and set up fingerprint authentication in the "Settings" app under the "Security" section. I know it would be inconvenient to scan your fingerprint or enter your PIN code every time you want to use your phone, but it is really scary that someone can access your photos, banking applications, email, and other personal information.

Considering the potential impact of exposing personal information to strangers, the extra step of unlocking the phone is worthwhile.


Google’s "Find My Device":

Google’s "Find My Device"


Whenever you log in to your Android device with your Google account, "Find My Device" is already enabled. If you can't find your phone to track, lock and wipe your phone remotely, you can use "Find My Device".

You can make sure that " Find My Device" is enabled by opening the "Settings" app and going to " Security and Location" > " Find My Device". Or, if your device does not have the "Security and Location" option, go to Google > Security > Find My Device.

Find my device should be on. If not, slide the switch to the "on" position and exit the "Settings" application.


Samsung’s "Find My Phone":

Samsung’s "Find My Phone"


If you have a Samsung mobile phone, in addition to Google’s "Find My Device" service, you can and should also set up Samsung's "Find My Phone" service. It not only provides you with a backup service to find your lost phone but also provides you with tools that "Find My Device" doesn't have.

With Samsung's services, you can perform things such as forcing a remote backup or checking if someone has swapped out the SIM card. You must have a Samsung account to use "Find My Phone".

On your Samsung phone, open the " Settings" app and go to " Biometric and Security" > " Find My Phone". If you signed in to your Samsung account during the initial device setup process, "Find My Phone" should already be enabled. If not, please take a few seconds to log in to your Samsung account and enable "Find My Phone".


Remotely lock and track lost calls:

Remotely lock and track lost calls


Download The App "Find My Device" On PlayStore 

Using Android's embedded services requires you to remember one thing: android.com/find. Unfortunately, if you lose your phone, you will go to that website. Make sure you are logged in to the same Google account associated with your Android phone.

Isn't it by the computer? You can use other Android devices and the "Find My Device" app, which must be downloaded separately from the Play Store. After logging in to the website or app, Google will immediately try to find your phone.

An alert will be sent to your phone to inform you that someone is being tracked. Use the menu on the left side of the "Find My Device" site to play the sound (helpful if you put it in the wrong place!), lock the device or wipe it completely.

Choosing a security device will lock the phone and display a message of your choice on the lock screen, then log out of your Google account. Don’t worry, you can still find your phone after it’s locked. If you use Google Pay for mobile payments, locking your phone will prevent anyone from using your phone to make purchases.

If you use the "wipe device" feature, once the phone is wiped, it will no longer be tracked. Retaining this feature is a last resort.

If the thief turns off the phone, you will not be able to track it until you turn it back on and have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Once the device is found, Google will send you an email.

After you find the phone, you need to enter a PIN or password to access it. That should also get rid of the lock screen message. You may also need to log in to your Google account, just to verify that you are actually accessing your phone-you don’t need to turn off any features in the Find Me app.


Samsung handphone:

Samsung Find My Phone


Samsung Galaxy owners can benefit from using Google or Samsung’s respective services to find the lost device, but I recommend that you use Samsung’s products. As you will see below, the added functionality is invaluable.

To use Samsung's service to track a lost device, you need to visit findmymobile.samsung.com. There is no companion app, so you need to use a mobile browser on another phone or computer.

Log in with your Samsung account and select the lost device on the left side of the screen. The map will show the current location of your phone, and a menu of options will be displayed on the right side of the screen.

First lock the phone, which will display a personalized message on the lock screen, suspend the Samsung Pay card, and prevent the phone from shutting down.

Next, create a backup of the phone. If you lose it permanently, you need to have a current backup of your phone. If the phone is moving its location, please use the "track location" function.

Enabling this feature will track your phone every 15 minutes. Finally, turn on the "Extend battery life" feature-this will disable almost all features in your phone except location tracking.

Similar to Google's "Find My Device" service, Samsung's service only requires you to enter a PIN code after finding your phone. You do not need to return to the website and turn off any tracking features.


Don't face the thief:

If your phone is stolen and its location can be tracked, please do not try to recover it yourself. Doing so may cause harm to you or others, and although the phone is important, it is not worth it at all.

Instead, please contact your local law enforcement agency and let them know that you need help recovering a lost or stolen phone that can already be traced to a specific address.


Contact your carrier to file an insurance claim:

Contact your Carrier Service Immediately


If you are sure that you will never get your phone back, please contact your carrier and report that your phone is lost or stolen. Doing so will blacklist the phone from the operator's database, preventing others from using it.

When you call, your carrier also wants to suspend your service. If you want to prevent someone from using your phone, this is a good idea. However, remember that if you are still tracking your lost phone, you will lose your mobile connection to it-unless the phone is registered on the Wi-Fi network in some way, you will lose the ability to track it.

Finally, if you pay for insurance with a mobile phone, you need to file a claim and pay the deductible to obtain a replacement mobile phone. Through your carrier to start the insurance claim process, the carrier may refer you to a third-party insurance company, who will replace your phone.


Good luck! We hope that you will no longer be emotional about losing your phone, tracking it and trying to get it back.


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