Android finding phone app

 

We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown. Now instead of searching everywhere to track it down, you can rely on Google for help.

This little-known Google feature lets you find your Android phone or tablet using Google's search engine on your PC, as long as you meet the right criteria.

Your Android phone should have the Google App installed, Now cards enabled, Web & App activity enabled, Google Now notifications turned on and, finally, location reporting should be set to "High accuracy" mode.

Android finding phone app

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Jacob, who needs to ensure he can find his Android phone if it's lost. If you're looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com .

"Hi good folks at Engadget! I just upgraded to a Galaxy S III and I need a new "find my phone" tool. I used to use SeekDroid on my DROID 2, but the web interface won't work on the new phone. I know Samsung's got an app called DIVE that can do this, but it doesn't seem to be supported on Verizon phones. If you've got any suggestions, that'd be fantastic. Thanks!"

Actually, we had a look and we don't think it's available on any US Samsung handset without flashing your firmware. But let's imagine he doesn't want that level of hassle. What app should he be picking up? Where's my Droid? Plan B? Something else? What's worked for you -- share your wisdom.

We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown. Now instead of searching everywhere to track it down, you can rely on Google for help.

This little-known Google feature lets you find your Android phone or tablet using Google's search engine on your PC, as long as you meet the right criteria.

Your Android phone should have the Google App installed, Now cards enabled, Web & App activity enabled, Google Now notifications turned on and, finally, location reporting should be set to "High accuracy" mode.

Do you run a fitness, travel or hospitality business? Reckon your business management system is ready for the inevitable upsurge in bookings during the post-holiday season? If you’re finding it difficult to wrangle with reservations then perhaps it’s time you switched to a web-based  online booking and reservation software . The best ones have their own Android app, meaning you can manage your schedule and customers from wherever you go on your phone or tablet. These online booking apps for Android allow you to start taking and making reservations through your website and social media channels within minutes.

These Android reservation apps are suitable for many different areas of the health, leisure and hospitality industries including hotels, tour operators, bars, hairdressers, restaurants, and even one-off courses or events. Some even allow customers to book and pay for your services or products with a credit card (with card readers usually supplied separately) wherever they are with no need to use the phone or contact sales staff. This online booking software is subscription-based, meaning that you’ll need to pay a monthly fee, although most offer free trials.

If you’re a remote worker, freelancer, or travel a lot for business then I bet you’re sick of having to log your time and expenses the whole time. Fear not, because there are a whole bunch of cloud-based expenses and time tracking apps for Android that can make your life a whole lot easier.

5. Wheres My Droid (Free, Donate $1.00) allows you to text an attention word to your phone to make it turn the volume on high and ring even if was on low ringer, vibrate or silent. Separately you can set an attention word to have the phone send back GPS location to hunt it down.

4. SeekDroid ($0.99) is only available for Android 2.2 (Froyo) and higher, which is the majority of Android powered devices , so sorry older phones- can’t use this one. However, SeekDroid offers a slew of features to help you track a lost or stolen phone. You can access a website to locate your device via GPS, set off the phone’s alarm, lock it or even remote wipe the phone or SD card! IT folks or those looking for more features would appreciate this one as works even if a thief swaps the SIM card.

3. Prey Anti-Theft (Free) allows you to track the GPS location of your phone or tablet by sending it a text message. You track via web interface, remote lock the device, plus they have software for tracking laptops. This app too works if a theft swaps the SIM card.

There are some official ways of finding android phone and you can use some apps from Google play. These apps must be already installed. You also need to have internet connection. Nothing can be done if you don’t have a working internet connection on your phone at the time of losing it. In order to perform remote functions on your mobile, internet is must. Location history can also be tracked using these apps. If you follow below basic instructions or if you have already followed this after purchase then you can track android phone using app or on the web.

Android phone can be tracked without tracking app and with tracking app as well. As you may already be knowing that Android is an operating system by Google. Google has provided an official way of finding your mobile using official website known as Android Device Manager. You can perform number of functions using ADM.

It is the official tool for finding and tracking your mobile. ADM is the central location for finding all your Android device. You can track phones and tablets. You can track every tablet that have customized android too. It will show the location of your device on the map. It will also help you ring, send a message or erase your personal data from a remote location.You can also use location history feature of Google maps separately to see pas locations of your mobile.