How to track your lost Android smartphone using Google Maps – ABOUT MAG 2020

Have you reached into your pocket to remove the phone and realized it was missing? It is that moment when that sinking sensation comes into play and you start thinking about the worst. And if the phone is stolen? Did you accidentally drop it somewhere? What happens to the data, images and contacts? Your mind begins to speed up to remember a thought or the last moment you saw the phone. It is possible that you remember the moment you kept your phone or a good Samaritan kept it safe and you find it instantly after calling him. However, there is a great chance that you will never find your smartphone.

While it’s natural to panic right now, fortunately, just like Apple’s Find My Phone feature, Android smartphones also come with ‘Find your phoneFunction This feature maintains track back from all the places and places you’ve visited with your phone. With the help of Google Maps, you can now track your device’s location in the form of a timeline. Wondering how? Just follow these steps below

Prerequisites:
– Any other smartphone or PC with Internet connectivity

– Login ID and password for your Google Account


Steps to follow:
1. Open www.maps.google.co.in on any smartphone or PC

2. Sign in using the Google Account linked to your lost / lost smartphone

3. Now click or tap on the three horizontal bar icon in the upper right corner

4. Select the “Your timeline” option

5. Here, you need to enter the year, month and day for which you want to see your device’s location.

6. Maps will now show your device’s location history, along with the current location

Note: For this feature to work correctly, your device must be turned on and location services must be turned on.

Paula Fonseca