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How do I choose my primary phone for "find my phone"? 0 Recommended Answers 6 Replies 15 Upvotes
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Hello, i recently bought a new phone ( S9) and left my old phone( a5 2017), but it didn't work quite well. Im a person that loses it's phone the whole time so im really happy that Google Home Mini has the feature ti find my phone ( quick and w/o having to install an app for that). The problem is that now when i want to find my my new phone my old phone rings instead. I tried with turning off WiFi on my old phone and it worked but with a very long process. My Assistant tells me about my recently used phones and if i would want to ring them instead me just saying "find my phone" and my phone ringing instantly. Its a process that is just 4sec shorter but is there any way to make my new phone my primary device for "find my phone"? ( know i sound spoiled but i just want it the way it was and should be)
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Same issue
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Same here. I would like my new phone to ring but the old phone is still listed. Very annoying
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Same exact issue. Google seems to be so worried about storing and retaining all of your device data that it doesn't know how to let go of devices you literally no longer own. With as much work as they put into their design and marketing, you'd think a little functionality wouldn't be too much to ask
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Same issue.  "Hey Google" how about a response? 😉
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I try to find a long time stolen phone and I have e-mail but when search not appear
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There are a couple of things you can review to address this problem. 
Firstly, visit the Google Security Check-up and review the Your devices section. Try to remove any you're no longer using. 
You may also be able to fix this by visiting https://play.google.com/settings whilst logged in to your own accounts and updating the Nickname held against your individual devices. Before I updated mine the Nickname on the linked page was listed as 'unnamed', and the assistant used the phone model name. After I updated the Nickname field the Assistant started using the Nickname. 
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