If you’ve put your phone down somewhere in the house or office but can’t remember where, you can use Android Device Manager (Find My Device) to help you locate it. Here’s how:
You can access Device Manager via the web on a mobile device or computer. Find My Device is on by default for Android devices associated with a Google account. To use it, your missing device must be turned on, signed in to a Google account, connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi, visible on Google Play, and with Location and Find My Device turned on.
- Log into your Google account.
- Choose your missing phone from the drop down.
- Google reaches out and shows you where it is, and you can also ring the phone, even if it’s in silent mode.
- You can also remotely erase the phone to protect your data.