How to track a stolen phone?

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  1. adelinewong

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    How to track a stolen phone and prevent data theft?
     
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    Android Device Manager!

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    Android Device Manager? Is it an app?
     
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    An app and a service that Google provides. If you Google it, you will learn all you need to know. All your questions will be answered.

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    Got it. Thanks for your sharing.
     
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    Android Device Manager is a special Google management service that can be used to locate and even wipe your lost Android smartphone or tablet. You can either choose to access the cloud-based service from an Internet browser or download its Android app on another Android gadget. For you to benefit from this crucial service, the missing device should be connected to the Internet.

    - Using the ADM web service

    You can sign into the official Android Device Manager website using your lost smartphone's Google account credentials on any computer internet browser of your choice. Once successfully signed in, the current location of your missing phone will be displayed along with the last time it was used. You can make the lost device to ring if it happens to be near you. Alternatively, you can also decide to either lock it or erase all the data on it to secure your personal information.

    - Using the ADM Android App

    This method can be used whenever you don't have access to a computer. Just proceed to the official Google PlayStore where you can download the Android Device Manager app on any smartphone or tablet of your choice. Once the app has been successfully installed, go to the gadget's default settings and activate the Android Device Manager service which can be located simply by tapping on Security and selecting Device Administrators.

    Return to the installed ADM app and sign in using your missing device's Google account credentials on the Guest Mode section. Once you have been successfully logged in, tap on the "Location" icon found on the right side of your phone's screen. Congratulations, you can now proceed to carry out any of these functions as you have successfully traced the actual location of your missing device.
     
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    I haven't heard about it, and because of that, I will install one on my smartphone. I can't believe that it is possible, I thought it only works for Apple products.
     
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    Likewise, I only know how to track an iPhone. I appreciate that someone has mentioned other means of tracking a stolen smartphone.
     
  10. me just sayin

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    your google account has tracking. you should be able to track your phone that way. also there are many apps that can help. just do a play store search.
     
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    If you cannot find your mobile phone, the first thing you need to do is to ensure whether the device is really lost or just misplaced. You can simply confirm that by calling the device. Or you can use Find My iPhone or Android Device Manager to track the device. If you make sure that the device is truly gone, you need to take action right away.
     
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    if you have google account created from your device, you can enter find my device on google search and then google display the location. Also, you can lock the phone and prevent losing data