If your cell phone has been lost or stolen and you do not have any tracking application installed, now you can find your mobile thanks to Google and its services for Android mobiles, and this small guide from the website comolocalizar Celular.eu/Google.
First of all, we must clarify that, although all terminals with the Android operating system can use these free location tools, it will be necessary for our phone to meet these two conditions for them to work:
- The function of Location must be and remain activated at all times.
- Our telephone must have a Google account associated (something practically certain when dealing with Android devices, since it is something necessary to be able to use the Google Play Store).
So, below we detail three totally free methodsthrough which we can locate and find our mobile thanks to Google.
How to locate your mobile through Gmail
The first and simplest of Google’s functions is the tracking of terminals through Gmail. Any number of devices associated with it can be located from a Google account. You will see them all on the map found in the portal.
With just these two steps, we can instantly see the location of our phone on the map, and can also interact with it through three functions to communicate, make it ring, or temporarily block access.
The only downside to this method is that it will only be used to locate Android phones, so it won’t work if we want to find our iPhone.
How to locate your mobile through Google Maps
In addition to helping us find our mobile, this service can also serve as a deterrent tool in the event that the phone has been stolenby displaying this message informing you that the location of the phone has been shared.
And it is that we will have other additional functions such as the activation of an alarm that, even if the phone was silent, will sound at maximum volume until we turn it off. This function has a double use again, helping us to find our mobile when we lose sight of it, and working again as a deterrent for thieves.
Finally, we recommend that after tracking the mobile, and especially in the event that you suspect that it has been stolen, proceed to block the terminal through this tool. Beyond permanently invalidating the card or the phone, it is about a temporary block that will allow us to protect access to our phone, and that we can withdraw ourselves at any time.
How to locate your mobile through an app
In addition to the two previous methods, Google also offers us its own application with which we can track our phones associated with Gmail emails, through other family or friend phones.
Available in the Google Play Store, we only have to download the “Find my device” app, log in with our Google account and follow the precise and simple instructions that the application itself will give us.