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Find your device using Android Device Manager

If you've lost a device, you can use Android Device Manager to find its approximate location on a map and when it was last used. When Android Device Manager locates your device, that device will get a notification.

Before you can use Android Device Manager to locate your device: Your device's location access need to be turned on and be signed in to your Google Account. Android Device Manager won't work for devices that are turned off or that don't have a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection.

Tip: If you've linked your phone to Google (learn how), you can find or ring it by searching for find my phone on google.com.

Locate a lost device using Android Device Manager

Use the Android Device Manager website
  1. Sign in to your Google Account on android.com/devicemanager.
  2. If you have more than one device, click the arrow next to the device name to select a different device.
  3. Android Device Manager will show you the approximate location of the device selected.
Use the Android Device Manager app

If you have another mobile device, you can use the Android Device Manager app to locate your lost device. You need to have the Android Device Manager app installed on the device that you plan to use.

  1. On the device that you have with you, open the Android Device Manager app Android Device Manager app.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Change the device displayed:
    • On your phone: Swipe along the bottom of the screen to see your devices.
    • On your tablet: Touch the arrow next to the device to select a device.
  4. Android Device Manager will show you the approximate location of the device selected.
Use your Android Wear device

For Android Wear users, you can also use your watch to find your device if it's connected by Bluetooth.

 

Once you locate your device, you can remotely ring, lock, or erase it using Android Device Manager. Learn how to remotely ring, lock, or erase a device.

NOTE: Android Device Manager doesn't collect and store location history. It requests your device's approximate location when you first sign in; this location data is deleted when you sign out of the device manager.

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