Where is my Android? How to locate your Android using Google's Find My Device service

How to find your Android by using Find My Device

One word of caution: If you log into your Google account on a public computer or someone else's PC to find your phone, remember to use a browser in private or incognito mode and log out when you are done.

1. Start the app or go to Google Find My Device in a web browser.

2. If you have one device, Find My Device should immediately zero in on that device (or to its last known location when it was last powered on and connected to the internet). If you have multiple devices, you can select the one you're looking for using the device icons at the top of the page.

3. In addition to seeing the phone on the map, you have three options:

  • Select "Play Sound" to remotely command the phone to play a ringtone sound. If the phone is turned on and connected to the internet, it will play the sound regardless of the phone's volume settings.
  • Select "Secure Device" to prevent someone from accessing your phone's data. You can also display a message or phone number on the lock screen to help retrieve the device.
  • Select "Erase Device" if the phone has been lost or stolen and you don't expect to get it back. This will wipe the phone and reset it to factory conditions.
  • How to make sure Find My Device is enabled on AndroidEven if you don't recall turning on Google's Find My Device service, the good news is that it's probably already on - Google turns it on by default when you connect an Android phone to a Google account, 
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  • so it should already be running from when you first set up your phone. If you have access to your phone, here's how to verify it's enabled: