No one ever wants to end up in the situation where their phone is lost or stolen, but now finding your phone may be easier than ever.
Google Search has introduced a new feature for Android users that will enable them to type “Find my Phone” into the search bar to find their lost or stolen smartphone.
Until now, finding a lost Android phone required you to log into Android Device Manager from another computer or mobile device to conduct your search. From a comparison standpoint, it wasn’t an optimal solution compared to the Find My iPhone app, for example.
This new method is an improvement over using Android Device Manager, and best of all, you can use it from anywhere. I tested it out since I own an Android device, and here’s how it works:
- Type “Find my phone” into Google Search
- If you’re signed in to your Google account, you’ll see a drop-down list of devices you own.
- Select your device, then confirm your identity by signing in again.
- Once you sign in a second time, you’ll be taken to a screen to locate your device where you can also lock it, make it ring, or remotely wipe the data.
A Google search is usually the quickest way to find anything, and now it can even find your phone. Wouldn’t mind seeing something like this for iPhone!