To assist you in finding your lost Android phone, Google has included a way to track a missing devices in its operating systems.
Unlike Apple devices in which the feature is in-built, in the case of Android phone you will have to download the app from Google Play Store and set it up in order to use it. And to make things easier for you, we have researched on the steps you can take to set it up, access it and use it to track your lost Android phone.
How to Recover Your Lost Android Phone
Step 1: download Google Android Device Manager app from Google Play Store
Step 2: Install the app and then sign in with your Google account.
Step 3: Be sure to leave the checkbox” Never Ask Me Again” unchecked. If you leave that box checked, anyone with access to your device will have the ability to disable the feature or track your other devices.
Step 4: use another Android phone that the Android device manager app is installed in OR or visit Google’s Android Device Manager Website.
Step 5: You’ll need to log into the site using the same Google account you used to sign into the app on your phone.
Using the app, you can play a sound on the device, lock it, or completely erase it.
However, just like the case of iPhone, when the device is powered off, you will be unable to track it until its turned back on and connected to a network.