Be ready to find a lost Android device – ABOUT MAG 2020

For be prepared in case you lose your phone, tablet or Wear OS watch, check if Find My Device finds you. If your device is already lost learn to find, block or delete.

Check if your device can be found

To locate, lock, or delete an Android phone, that phone must:

  • Be connected
  • Sign in to a Google Account
  • Connect to mobile data or Wi-Fi
  • Be visible on Google Play
  • Enable location
  • Enable Find my device
Step 1: Make sure Find my device is turned on

  1. Open your device’s Settings app.
  2. Touch Safety And then Find my device. If you don’t see “Security”, touch Security and location or Google And then Safety.
  3. Make sure the Find my device option is turned on.

Tip: If you have a tablet shared by people, only the tablet owner can change these settings.

Paula Fonseca