Nowadays, Mobile phones are becoming part of regular human life and valuable assets of everyone’s life. Those days were gone where a person’s personality had judged by their dressing sense. However, today, People started to predict one self’s personality by what mobile phone they have. Since smartphones took that much of space on human life, accidental loss of your cell phone makes to stay in a dark room if you did not installed Anti-theft programs.
If you are the one of the users who lost non anti-theft installed android phone? Do not worry, you still have some more sporting chances to locate the Android phone and bring it back on your hand.
How to track an android phone without an app – Locate Android phone:
If you were not installed anti-theft apps on your smartphone and still have a hope of tracking a stolen Android phone without an app, this tutorial helps you.
The golden chances to locate android phone without apps are,
- Google’s Android device manager.
- Google Map location history.
How to find a stolen phone using Google device manager:
Points to be noted:
- Your device must have active internet for effective results.
- Must be connected with the Google account.
As we know, Android’s Google device manager is one of the best android phone tracking app from Google Play. However, another surprise in Google device manager is that you can locate the Android phone though you have not installed the app.
Just go to Google’s device manager website and log in with the credential you have used on your Android phone. (Note: You must enter the Google account, which you have used on your lost phone). Once you logged in to your account, Google Android device manager phone tracking page looks like below picture.
From the image, we have listed the steps, in priority wise to efficiently track a stolen phone or lost the Android phone.
Lock and reset password tool: Once you lost your Android mobile phone, the first thing you have to do is Go to Google’s Android device manager and trigger out the lock function. You will be prompted to set a password, Recovery phone number, and message as like below after triggering out the lock function.
Once you have set up the lock function on the device manager successfully, your device will be getting locked remotely with the customized text. Remotely locking lost phone is the best call because, if the thief is well-knowledged on handling theft phone, they will probably do a factory reset or removing existing Google account. Once either has done on your device, they deadlocked the possibilities of tracking a stolen Android phone.
Ring and locate feature: After stimulating the lock feature successfully, the next thing you have to do is to activate the ring and find feature. Ring feature triggers the mobile to play sounds loud, even in the silent mode. This helps you to locate your lost Android phone if it is near to you.
Luckily, you can track your phone’s exact location if its data has been turned on. You can find the exact place of the phone where it is now being accessed on by using this feature.
Note: If the thief has recently turned off your mobile’s data, the last located feature helps you to find the location where it accessed before mobile data is turned off.
Step 2: Find your lost Android mobile using Google location history:
Google location history also paves the way to track your lost or stolen an Android smartphone. This feature is useful when either your cell phone or mobile data traffic have been turned off after cell phone lost.
Just land on the Google location history and log in with your device’s Google account. Once you have signed on your account, you can able to see a time stamped calendar with the map.
Do compare your mobile lost date with the location history. Say if you have lost your cell phone on 31/01/2015; compare the dates 31/01/2015 & 01/02/2015 with the Google Map location history. Show timestamps also help to find the phone traveled time. This gives you a solid idea to track your lost mobile phone where it left.
If you have already installed any phone tracking app like Avast mobile security anti-theft of your cell phone, just land on their official sites to track tracking a stolen Android phone.
Do you have any other idea to locate the android phone? Has good experience in tracking a stolen android phone? Please comment below to help others.