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How To Track a Lost Mobile Phone

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

If you would need to track a lost or stolen phone, here are some of the options you are left with.

For Android Phones:

To track a lost android phone, you can follow the steps mentioned below:
  1. Download Android Device Manager from Google play store and install it on another android device. This app lets you track your stolen android phone and also lets to remotely lock or erase all the data on it.
  2. Android Device Manager
  3. From “Android Device Manager” log into your Google account using the same ID associated with your lost phone. After successful login this app will attempt to locate your device and show its last known location on the map.
  4. In addition, you will also be able to perform several actions on your lost phone such as give a Ring, Lock the device or Erase all the data stored on it.

For Apple iPhones:

In order to track a lost iPhone, you can follow the steps mentioned below:
  1. Login to the iCould Website using an Apple ID associated with your lost phone. Since location tracking is turned on by default on all iPhone devices, iCould lets you track it from your web browser or your iPad and shows its location on the map.
  2. iColud Website
  3. When your phone is found nearby to your location you have an option to Play Sound on it so that your iPhone will emit a sound helping you track it down.
  4. If this does not help you can choose the option Lost Mode which will remotely lock your phone down and display a phone number that can be reached at.
  5. When none of the above options work, you can finally decide to go with the option Erase iPhone which will completely wipe out all the data stored on it. This way you can prevent your private information from falling into the wrong hands.

For Windows Phones:

In order to track down a lost Windows phone, you can try the below mentioned steps.
  1. Go to Windows Phone Website to find a list of tracking controls and options.
  2. Track Windows Phone
  3. This will ask you to sign-in using your Windows account associated with your lost phone. If your phone gets traced you will see a map showing its exact location. You will also find options to Lock, Ring and Erase its data in case if your phone is found to be completely lost.
I hope this post has helped you with the right information to track cell phones with simple steps involving minimal effort. Please share your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below.

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