It’s now called the more intuitive Find My Device, and it works even better than ever.
In a nutshell, this fantastic app helps you locate and control a lost or stolen Android phone or tablet using another Android device.
With all the personal information that’s stored on smart phones these days, it makes sense to do whatever we can to keep that data out of the hands of would-be scammers and identity thieves.
This app is a great tool for accomplishing that if your Android device ever gets lost or stolen.
Find My Device lets you use another Android device to:
1 – Locate a lost or stolen Android device on a map
2 – Remotely change the device’s lock code to prevent a thief from using it or accessing the information stored on it
3 – Remotely erase all the user data stored in the device’s memory
There are two prerequisites for using the app to locate and control a missing device:
1 – The missing device must be associated with a Google account that you control.
2 – It must also be powered up and connected to the Internet via either a cellular data connection or a Wi-Fi network.
You can download Find My Device for free from the Google Play Store.
Bottom line: If you lose your smartphone or other Android Device, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to find it again. But this awesome app will give you the best chance possible!
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