So, You’ve lost your phone.

Don’t worry too much about it, we’ve all been to that situation. It was with you a few minutes ago and not it’s gone, you lost your phone and you don’t know where. It could be heartbreaking and equally painful to lose your phone as it will have your all the personal data, photos, videos, contact details and many more. If you are dumb you could have saved nudes or a photo that is not supposed to be seen by others.

Don’t you worry about all those, We are here to help you with all those issues.

You are in a huge problem if you haven’t set the lock in your phone. 

This method works as long as the phone is connected to the internet, have GPS turned and the phone is not turned off.There is another way to track the phone if GPS is turned off or the phone is not connected to data, we will talk about it in the next post. There is a lot of possibilities to trace your phone.  So, don’t lose hope.)

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to get a hold of your missing phone. If it’s a smartphone (or even a tablet) running iOS, Android, or even Windows Phone, chances are it already has the software needed to track it down — or there’s an app you can install to track your phone.

Here’s how you can hunt your lost smartphone.

For Android Phone

If your lost phone happened to be an android phone,                                                                                                                                                       

Android not only offers Google’s proprietary service for finding and managing your device remotely but also a number of third-party apps designed for finding your smartphone. The easiest one to use if Find My Device, which is a system service built-in through the Google Play services — most devices running Android 2.3 or later has this service pre-installed on the phone and you should be able to use this feature.

Using this feature is easy and have functions like, ring my phone, secure erase, lock the phone, send the notification, send messages to your phone.  It will use GPS or WiFi to trace your phone and connect with your phone remotely.

How to Locate Your Lost Android?

To verify your Android smartphone has the Find My Device feature turned on, go to Settings > Google (or Google services) > Security and make sure Remotely locate this device is turned on in the Find My Device section.

In the latest versions of Android, Google introduced FRP lock, which stands for Factory Reset Protection – It’s designed to prevent thieves from being able to steal your phone, wipe it, and then use. If you factory reset a phone with FRP enabled and try to set it up as a new device, you’ll be prompted to enter the username and password for the last Google account that was registered on the device, and if you can’t, the phone will remain locked.

  1. Sign in to your google account
  2. Or directly Click This link, you will be redirected to google.
  3. Enter your account detail and sign in.
  4. To the left of your screen at the top, you will find the list of all the phones connected to your account (We have connected 3 Phones.
  5. Choose the lost phone.
  6. Now, It should automatically start contacting your phone.

This device is active.

This device has been shut down, not connected to wifi/data, GPS is turned off, or the linked account is removed.

If you found your phone you can easily follow the location and get your phone or send the notification to your phone or you can make your phone ring for 5minutes, even if the phone is in silent.

There is an option to delete the phone, lock the phone or ring the phone, you can use any of those feature as long as the device is connected to your phone. You can also set the new lock option if you haven’t already set the lock in your phone.  If  “Find My Phone” is unable to locate your phone, use the options to erase the phone or ring or send the message.  This will locate or ring or erase your phone as soon as the phone is connected to the internet.

This is how you locate your lost Android phone and secure your data on the phone.

There are 3rd party application helping out the needy users to locate the lost/stolen phone. You can always check those applications too.

Did you know you can remotely connect to your phone and download the photos, message, video, documents, contacts and call log in your pc? You can remotely control your device. (We will post an article about it in coming days.) 


For iOS devices.

This is as easy as finding the lost/stolen Android.

This service by Apple helps you to lock your phone, erase the data and send the message to your phone.

Read more here.

Follow this link to locate your phone. 

Read more from the official google support team here.

Google support.


Currently, working as a Digital Marketing Officer was working as an IT Department Chief for a Financial Institution, and I am a part-time freelancer.

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