How to enable Find My Device on your Android phone (and why)

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Have you ever lost your mobile phone? Did you ever find it when you found it? find that phone and break into itand… well, you know the rest of the story. Recognizing identity theft:

  • About 12% of phone thefts lead to fraudulent charges.
  • 9% lead to identity theft.
  • About 60% of smartphone theft victims file a police report.
  • 10% of victims don’t try to get their phone back because they don’t know where to look for it.
  • Victims of phone theft may pay between $500 and $1000 to retrieve personal data.
  • 44% of thefts are caused by victims leaving their phones unattended in public.
  • 14% of mobile phones are stolen by burglars.
  • 11% of mobile phones are stolen directly from the owner.
  • Phones are more likely to be stolen during the day.
  • The most common locations for phone theft include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, workplaces, public transportation, and streets.

The only positive outcome is if the person who found the phone returned it to you. I’ve actually had it happen (the only time I’ve lost a phone). That’s not to say it won’t happen, but the reality is that you should plan accordingly.

One of the first things you can do to do this is register your phone with Google’s Find My Device feature. It’s free and the benefits you get from it are very important.

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As for what you can get out of this feature, the list is pretty short, but very compelling. Once your phone is registered with Find My Device, you can:

  • If you know it’s in a building but don’t know where it is, send us a sound.
  • Lock your device and sign out of Google.
  • Erase the device.

Once upon a time, I was even able to change the password on the device. But with new features like biometrics, that’s no longer possible.Peace of mind without that feature Issuing a factory reset Accessing your lost phone is worth the few seconds you spend to activate the feature.

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That’s right, it’s very simple. Let me show you how.

What is Find My Device and How to Enable it on Android Phones

This works on devices running Android 8.0 and above, so you should apply these steps unless your phone is over 2 years old.

The first thing to do is open the Settings app. This can be done by swiping him twice down the notification shade and tapping the gear icon, or by opening the Settings app from the App Drawer.

In the Settings app you will see an entry for Security. Tap that entry.

A list of Android security settings.

Security options are[設定]can be easily accessed from

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[セキュリティ]in the page,[デバイスを探す]is displayed. Tap that list.

of security[デバイスを探す]list.

To enable this feature, first[デバイスを探す]must be tapped.

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On the displayed page,[Use Find My Device]of[ON/OFF]the slider[ON]Tap until it reaches the position of .

Toggle search for devices on/off.

Enable Find My Device on Android 13.

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[デバイスを探す]Once enabled, open a web browser on your desktop or laptop and go to: https://www.google.com/android/findThe device will appear after a few moments for the service to register it. If you see it on the list, consider it tethered to your phone, whether you know where it is or not.

[デバイスを探す]Side bar.

Pixel 7 Pro listing in Find My Device.

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When using Find My Device

The truth is, we all lose our phones from time to time. These phones are usually easy to find, but if you’ve been scouring your home, car, or work, it might be a good time to visit the website above and take action.

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If you may know where your phone is but don’t have immediate access, we highly recommend visiting the website to secure your phone. Erase. The last point is important. don’t hesitate. Even if you erase it and find it, you can always just sign in to your Google account again to restore some (but not all) of your data.

The Find My Device feature should be considered a must. Make sure your Android phone is signed into the service. That way, if your phone is lost or stolen, you can wipe the data with just a click.

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