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How to find your smartphone with Google Maps

You find yourself dispossessed of your dear Android smartphone as a result of a loss or a flight ? It is possible to locate it in order to find it more easily in the event of loss, or to protect data from your smartphone if it has been stolen.

How to locate a lost or stolen Android smartphone with Google ?

You find yourself dispossessed of your dear Android smartphone as a result of a loss or a flight ? It is possible to locate it in order to find it more easily in the event of loss, or to protect data from your smartphone if it has been stolen.

The location of a lost or stolen Android smartphone is one of the most important features to know, especially when you want to know how to master all the features of your Android smartphone.

Prepare your Android smartphone in the event of loss or flight

First of all, here are the measures to take in the event of possible theft or loss if you still have your device. Note that without these precautions taken, you will not be able to find your lost device:

Activate the option Locate my device Google on your Android smartphone

  1. Access your smartphone settings.

How to find your smartphone with Google Maps

If you own an Android smartphone, you have lost it or have you stolen it, good news. It is possible to geolocate it on Google Maps. Note that only Android 8 devices.0 or a higher version can take advantage of this functionality.

The “Find My Device” function, “finding my device” in French, is integrated by default into the operating system. First of all, you have to go to your phone’s settings, then select “Security”, and “find my device”. Next step: activate the switch to allow location. It is possible to carry out the procedure on the web application. If the location function is not active, Google Maps will indicate the last location seen during research. After launching the Find My Device application, you must connect with your Google account and grant all the authorizations requested by the application. Note that the lost phone must have an active internet connection to allow its location.

Then, in the event of loss or theft of the device, it only remains to:

  • Connect to your Google account
  • Go to Android.Com/Find
  • Locate the phone lost on Google Maps, indicated with a green icon

If the geolocation function does not work, it is possible to ring the phone, lock it, or to delete it permanently.

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