This isn’t Google’s first phone-tracking venture, though, and it can be a little confusing when you first look at it. So, we’ve created this guide to help you track any Android phone or tablet that you’ve signed into.
Bear in mind this technique doesn’t always work, and the phone will need to be on with signal, data or location for it to work, but it’s a useful way of finding a lost phone.
How to track your Android phone
The first thing you’ll want to do is head over to Find My Device, Google’s tracker website – either search it in Google, or simply click the link above to get there.
Next, you’ll need to sign into your Google account using your email and password. This shouldn’t be too hard, as long as you remember them.
Next, you’ll be presented with the site. On the left at the top is a list of the devices you’re signed in to – you’ll probably only have one or two of these, so it’s likely the right device will already be selected. If not, click on it here.
Below is a list of options for the phone, but you can ignore these for now if you’re just trying to track a phone.
The majority of the page is taken up by a big map, with a pin on it – hopefully pointing straight where your device is.
If Find My Device can’t locate your phone, you can try again by clicking the round arrow by the image of your phone, which will tell the tracker to try again. Hopefully this time, it’ll find your device.
What can you do once you’ve located your phone?
If you’ve found your phone and you can easily retrieve it great, crisis averted!
But you might need go to certain lengths to find your handset. The first option is Play Sound, which will make your device play a shrill sound for up to 5 minutes. If someone’s near your phone, this will alert them to the fact you’re looking for it, so hopefully they can help you out.
To aid the communication is ‘Secure Device’. This lets you lock your handset and sign out of your Google Account. You can also leave a message to someone who finds the phone, including leaving a phone number to a friend or relative so the rescuer can contact you.
Sometimes you might need to take the nuclear option though, if you have an inkling you won’t get your phone back. Erase Device totally wipes everything from your handset, including logging out of your Google account, so if you click this there’s no going back – it’s an irreversible option. Only do this if you know there’s no hope of getting your phone back.
How to Track Any Android Phone By Using PanSpy
PanSpy is a professional phone tracking application which provide you a platform to monitor target Android device in real time. Android devices which run above 5.0 can all be monitored. What’s more, panSpy possesses some special functions, setting a time limitation to restrict children from playing mobile phone, sending a notification once the person you monitored has left this area, restricting some words to search, making screenshot on target phone without a trace. Of course, you can look through different kinds of data include Call logs, Contacts, Messages, locations, Browser History, Photos, Keylogger, Apps, E-mails, Media and other phone data.
Features of PanSpy
- Track Cell Phone Activity: Call logs, Messages, E-mails, Document, Calendar, Photo, Video, Apps and more
- Track Current Location: GPS, Geofencing, WiFi logger
- Monitor Social Apps: Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Line, Kik, Tinder, Hangouts and more
- Remote Control: App blocker, Schedule restriction
Step 1: Subscribe PanSpy.
Go to PanSpy official website and click SIGH UP to create your account first. Then active your account through the confirmation link you received. Login with your account and start to set the monitor. Choose Mobile Device – Android (currently only work for Android and we will open for iOS soon) and the edition you want. We provide Premium Edition and Ultimate Edition, you can click here to know more about the difference between them.
Step 2: Install PanSpy on Your Phone.
Once you successfully subscribed PanSpy, follow the download link to download PanSpy on your target android device. Login with your account and follow the instructions.
Step 3: Start Tracking Your Phone.
Now go back to your PanSpy Control Panel to start monitoring your android device. Select ‘Locations‘ option and you can view the current location and previous spot of the android device. You can monitor other operations did on android device in real time as well.
- Track Contacts, Call Logs
- Track Calendar, Apps
- Track SMS Messages
- Track GPS Location
- Track Browsing History
- Track Instagram
- Track Hangouts
- Track WhatsApp
- Track Facebook
- Track Twitter