Share & manage devices with Find My Device

You can let a friend or family member share and locate a device or accessory, like your car keys, that have a tracker tag. You can stop sharing devices at any time and remove devices and accessories from Find My Device if you no longer own them.

Share an accessory or tracker tag

Important:
  • These steps only work on Android 9 and later. Learn how to check your Android version.
  • For the shared owner’s privacy, it takes several minutes to detect the location of the accessory or tracker tag after sharing is completed.
  • You can share your accessory or tracker tag with up to 10 loved ones so you can all locate your valuables in the app.
Step 1: Device owner sends a sharing invitation
  1. On your device, tap Find My Device .
  2. Select the accessory you want to share.
  3. Tap Share device.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    • You can send the invitation with any messaging app like, text, email, or Quick Share.
Tip: Your friend or family member has 24 hours to accept the invitation.
Step 2: Recipient accepts the invite
  1. Your friend or family member opens the link you sent in your invitation on an Android Device.
  2. They are prompted to download the Find My Device app if it’s not already installed.
  3. They can choose whether to accept the invitation.
    • To accept: Tap Accept.
    • To decline: Tap Decline.
Tip: When you accept an invitation, under the shared device is a 4-digit PIN. You can use the PIN for added security.
Step 3: Device owner confirms sharing
  1. On your device, tap Find My Device .
  2. Select the accessory or device you want to share.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Select the friend or family member.
  5. Choose whether to confirm sharing.
    • To confirm: Tap Confirm.
    • To cancel: Tap Cancel sharing.
Tip: When you accept an invitation, under the shared device is a 4-digit PIN. You can use the PIN for added security.

Stop sharing a device or accessory

Important: When you stop sharing a device or accessory, only the device owner can find its location.

If you’re the primary owner
  1. On your device, tap Find My Device .
  2. Select the shared device.
  3. Tap Settings .
Next to the person you want to stop sharing, tap More and then Stop sharing.
If you’re the secondary owner
  1. On your device, tap Find My Device .
  2. Select the shared device.
  3. Tap Settings .
  4. Tap Leave sharing.
Check tracker tag battery levels
  1. On your device, tap Find My Device .
  2. Select the device you want to check.
  3. Under the device name, check the power level on the Battery .

Tip: There are 3 battery levels: “OK,” “Low,” and “Very Low.” You should replace the battery or charge your tracker tag when it reaches “Low.” For more information about your tracker tag’s battery, refer to your device manufacturer.

Remove a device from Find My Device

Remove a device

If you recently removed your account from a device or lost it, you may still be able to find it in Find My Device for some time. How to hide devices on Google Play.

Tips:

Remove an accessory or tracker tag

Important: When you remove a nearby tracker tag from Find My Device, all of its associated data, like the device it’s paired to and your email address, are also deleted.

  1. On your device, tap Find My Device .
  2. Select the accessory you want to remove.
  3. Tap Settings and then Remove from Find My Device.
    • If you don’t have the accessory nearby, or if it can’t connect through Bluetooth, you’ll get the notification “Couldn’t remove device.”
    • To remove the accessory from Find My Device, tap Remove device.
Tip: To remove your data from a tracker tag, factory reset it with your device manufacturer’s instructions. Get help from your device manufacturer.

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