All -or almost all of us-, once in our lives, we have lost – through our fault or through theft – a mobile phone. The smartphones every day have more value, and losing them can become a real drama. This is why you ask us many times what are the best applications to find our mobile , and today we come with the answer, although it may not be the one you were thinking about.
Google is the best tool to find our mobile , as long as it meets certain requirements. It is true that there are alternatives to the application that we are going to comment on, but none is as simple and intuitive as this . We are going to show you the best way to find our lost smartphone, for free, quickly and safely .
For many years, Android Device Manager has been the best tool for you to find our device . It is a Google tool that can be accessed either from the computer or from another mobile phone. We’ll start talking about How to use Android Device on a mobile device , to find our mobile quickly.
First of all, what we should do is. It is totally free and weighs very little , so you can download it on virtually any device, however old or limited it may be. Once you have downloaded the application, you just have to open it on any Android and enter your Gmail account . This account should be the one you have linked to the lost device.
In the application, you will find three options .
Play sound : the phone will start ringing at maximum volume
To block : you can enter a password that locks the device, and a message so that the person who finds it can contact you
Delete : In this way you will permanently erase the contents of your mobile
If you do not have any device on which to install the Android Device Manager application, you can always find your lost mobile from your computer . In this case, we just have to access, and log in with the Gmail account you use on your Android mobile.
The options are exactly the same as in the mobile version, sound, block and erase , so you will not have any kind of limitation. Yes, There are certain requirements so you can find your lost mobile , so let’s detail them so you can be clear when you can do it and when not.
The main problem of the Device Manager is that requires that our mobile phone have an internet connection . Otherwise, it will be impossible to locate it. Also, by depending on our email account, the moment you reset your phone to the factory and enter another account, it will not work , since your Android will be linked to the new account, and you will be unable to recover it with this method.
This is why it is better to use Android Device Manager minutes or a few hours after losing your phone , because otherwise, they could turn it off, remove the data connection or re-establish the device. In the case that the device is powered on and connected to the internet, you will be able to track your whereabouts in real time, thanks to the integration with Google Maps .
As you can see, it is a very good tool, although somewhat limited if the device is not on and with an internet connection.