The known application until not too much ago Google Device Manager or Android Device manager , last year received the biggest update of its history, with a renewed design and a name that made its function much clearer: Find my Device .
Since then, the application has not received many improvements … but that would be about to change. Accordinginquiring into the code of the latest version of the app, Google’s tool to find lost or stolen devices will soon include the possibility of registering the IMEI of each mobile phone, to facilitate a possible report for loss or theft.
Until now, the only information visible to the user about your device in the Google application was the name of the model, along with its battery level, the Wi-Fi network to which it is connected and the exact time in the what was viewed for the last time. In version 2.2, however, along with this data a small shortcut has been added in the form of an information button, and by clicking on it It will be possible to see the IMEI, the model, the registration date and the last time it was viewed.
Since most users do not memorize their IMEI, being able to use it through the Google platform is a useful measure in case you have to file a theft claim . And is that the IMEI, along with the serial number, is one of the unique identifiers of each device, which can serve to block the terminal and make it unusable.
At the moment this option is only available in version 2.2 of the application, which starts today its deployment in the Google Play Store. All those users who already have the app installed, will receive the update in the next few hours.
Google Play | Find my Device