Lost Your Android Phone? Google It!
Google has its fingers dipped in several businesses. We have Google’s popular operating system called Android, then the company is making progress in the VR side of things, and there are many other examples.
However, at its core Google is still and probably always will be a search company, that has the most popular search engine in the world.
Millions of people use Google search directly or indirectly, people are connected with information they seek, all thanks to Google.
So, if I say you can now search for your lost smartphone using Google search, it shouldn’t be a surprise. You will require a PC though if you wish to locate your phone.
Also, you must have the latest version of Google app installed on your device. If all is as required, Google will ring your phone if it is nearby, and if not, you will be shown where it is on Google maps using your PC.
If you know where your computer is, you can now ask Google to find your Android phone from your desktop. If the pesky phone is hiding nearby, Google can ring it for you — or you can see it on the map if you, say, forgot it at the bar.
So what if we can’t find our phone? Are we allowed to erase all of our data remotely? Well, we don’t yet know but Google released a similar feature a while back in the form of Android Device Manager which allowed us to do this.
We have asked Google for a bit more clarification on the matter, and will update you as soon as we hear something.