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How To Track, Flash (Erase), Lock Your Android Device From Home.

This article will show you easy steps on tracking your Android phone using Google.


How to Remotely Track, Erase and Lock your Android Device From home.

First: go-to android.com/find and sign in to your Google Account.

After logging in your Google Account

Please note that If you have to select the name of the lost phone if u have the Google Account logged in in different devices.


Tracking: After successful login the lost phone will get a notification then you will get the location of the phone on your displayed map showing where the lost phone is.

Note: the location displayed on the map will be approximately accurate or might not be accurate.


And if the phone can't be found, you'll see the last identified location, only if available.


Then select what you want to do. If the need be, first click Enable lock & erase.


- Play sound: this command allows your phone to ring for 5mins at full volume even while it's set on vibration or silent.

- Lock: this action help lock your phone with pin, password or pattern even when you have an existing pin. And If you don't have a lock, you can set one.

Note: To help someone return your phone to you, you can add a message conveying your address for him to reach you or phone number to the lock screen. After Locking the phone.

- Erase: this command gives you the permission to parmanently delete all saved data on your lost phone.


Please Note that after this action the Google Find My Device will be disabled on the phone automatically as no existing data will be left and this action might not delete data on SD cards after you erase.

Important: If you find your phone after erasing, you'll likely need your Google Account password to use it again.

Please share this knowledge to all Android users you know to help keep the society informed on this easy steps.

Note: if you are using any custom version for your device. 

If the listed steps above don't work for you, then you are however adviced to check it out with your device manufacturer.

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Easy protocols for a good Android phone and for easy tracking if LOST.

For any possible tracking, lock or erase of an Android phone to be made the device must be;

- Turned on

- Signed in to a Google Account

- Connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi

- Active on Google Play

- Location turned on

- Find My Device turned on


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