Remotely Find, Lock, or Erase your Android Device

Question

How do I find my lost Android phone?

Overview

 To Remotely Find, Lock or Erase your Android Device

 

  1. Go to android.com/find and sign into your Google Account
    • If you have more than one phone, click the lost phone at the top of the screen
    • If your lost phone has more than one user profile, sign in with a Google Account that's on the main profile. Learn about user profiles
  1. The lost phone gets a notification
  1. On the map, you'll get info about where the phone is
    • The location is approximate and might not be accurate
    • If your phone can't be found, you'll see its last known location, if available
  1. Pick what you want to do. If needed, first click Enable lock & erase
    • Play sound: Rings your phone at full volume for 5 minutes, even if it's set to silent or vibrate
    • Secure device: Locks your phone with your PIN, pattern, or password. If you don't have a lock, you can set one. To help someone return your phone to you, you can add a message or phone number to the lock screen
    • Erase device: Permanently deletes all data on your phone (but might not delete SD cards). After you erase, Find My Device won't work on the phone
      Important: If you find your phone after erasing, you'll likely need your Google Account password to use it again. Learn about device protection

Tip: If you've linked your phone to Google, you can find or ring it by searching for find my phone on google.com

Details

Article ID: 78
Created
Thu 1/27/22 9:32 AM
Modified
Tue 3/22/22 12:51 PM