One thing you cannot deal with today is losing your phone when you need it the most. Smartphones are pretty smart in doing a number of tasks, except for finding a way back home in case they are lost. There are not proper solutions to completely track and find your phone. It makes losing your phone a stressful experience.
When you purchase a new phone, the first two things that you need to do to have better security is to check your Find My Device settings under Google settings. Here you will that the phone tracking is switched ON by default. You can also turn on the Play Sound, Secure Device, and Erase Device features, that you can later access if you lose your phone in a case. Given that you made these changes in your device before you lost your phone, you can easily track your Android device and control it.
How to use Google Find My Device feature
When you sign up to your Google account from your new Android phone, the Find My Device settings are already ON. You can log in to the webpage of Find My Device and log in to the same Google Account to gain access to your phone.
If you are using a Samsung device, you can take an extra step alongside Find My Device Feature. Samsung offers its own Find My Mobile service. This tool offers more features than Google. You can perform tasks like forcing remote backups and track if someone has changed the SIM card on your device. If you have not signed in to your Samsung security settings, you can simply go to Settings > Biometrics and security > Find My Mobile. Here you can find all the features that you need to track an android phone. Samsung device owners have an additional benefit over other brand cellphone users.
Another method to track your Android device is to file a complaint at the police station and take the permit from the department to allow carrier services to track your phone. To do this, you need to first know the IMEI number of your phone. Each IMEI number is unique and can give out a lot of information about your device. Be careful while sharing your IMEI number with the private phone tracking agencies as you are giving them permission to access your personal information.
The network carrier services use high power network towers to locate your cellphone. However, it is not the first option on your list. Getting approval from the police department to search for your device can take time. The carrier services cannot start working unless they get the affirmation from the police department. Many states do not allow anyone to use such methods for tracking devices. In such cases, your only options remain to use Google’s Find My Device, Samsung’s Find My Mobile, and private phone tracking services.