How to Track Your Android Phone

By | June 18, 2014
How to Track Your Android Phone


If you lose your Android phone and want to track and find the phone. Then is there a way, which provide by the Google to track your lost Android device. If that device is associated with your Google Account, Android Device Manager can it can help you to find, lock, and erase  the data on it.

Method to Track Your Android Phone

First of all you have on Android Device Manager of your Android Smartphone

  1. Now you have to Open the Google Settings from your device’s apps menu.
  2. Now touch to the Android Device Manager.

How to Track Your Android Phone



You can  also turn on the following options:



  • Remotely locate this device –  This feature will help you to find your device and show its approximate location on Google Maps. For devices running 4.1 and higher, location access must also be enabled. To turn it on, you have to go  the  Google Settings > Location > Access location.
  • Now Allow remote lock and factory reset –  If  you Lock your device and erase everything on it.  Then you can also change the lock screen passcode. Touch this option, then select Activate to turn on the device administrator.

Find your device

For this you have to follow these steps-

  1. Now you have to Sign in to your Google Account on android.com/devicemanager. If you are using a Google Apps account, then you will sign in to your My Devices page.
    You will get a notification on each of the mobile devices, which are linked to your Google Account. The notification asks you to turn on Android Device Manager.
  2. If you have more than one device, then you have to select the arrow next to the device name to change the one displayed. To rename the device, use the Edit icon.

Now Find a friend’s device
If a friend loses their device, they can use your device to try to find it. They can use either the Android Device Manager on your Chrome browser or the Android Device Manager app. Has your friend followed these steps to find their device using the Android Device Manager on your Chrome browser:

  1. Open Chrome, and create an incognito tab.
  2. Have your friend sign in to the Google Account that they use on their mobile device.
  3. After locating the device, have your friend follow the steps below to remotely lock or erase the phone or tablet.
  4. When your friend is finished, close the Chrome tab.

After that your friend follow these steps to find their device using the Android Device Manager app:



  1. Now they have to Open the Android Device Manager app.
  2. Now Touch Device Manager at the top of the screen.
  3. Select as a Guest.
  4. Have your friend sign in to the Google Account that they use on their mobile device.
  5. After  that they have to locate the device, have your friend follow the steps below to remotely lock or erase the phone or tablet.
  6. When your friend is finished, they can sign out by touching  the Sign out at the top of the screen. If they do not sign out, they will be automatically signed out after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Remotely ring, lock, or erase your device

When your device is found, you will see the device’s approximate location on a map and when it was last used. You can also select the following options such as-

  • Ring – Ring your device at full volume for 5 minutes – even if it’s set to silent or vibrate.
  • Lock – Lock your device with a new password.
  • Erase– Permanently delete all of your data.

Note : If your Android Smartphone is offline, then the Android Device Manager won’t be able to ring, lock, or erase the device until there’s a mobile data or WI-FI connection.  You can also Select any of the options in advance, and the action will be performed once the device is back online. The Android Device Manager won’t work for devices which are powered off.