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[Solved] How Can I Find My Phone Using Gmail

author_icon Cody Walsh time_icon Last updated Jul 05, 2019 02:17 pm tips_icon Track

"Is it possible to find my lost phone using Gmail? Please help me out"

Most of us have lost our mobile phones at one point in our lives. You may have left it in the car or at a friend's place or somewhere completely unknown.

For such a situation, you can rely on Google. Its Find My Device is a feature that gives you the ability to find your phone which has been attached to your Gmail account. But there are some conditions to use Gmail location tracker to locate your lost phone. In case, you don't meet the requirements we also have another method which works without using Gmail. All the methods are detailed below in this article. Have a look!

Google's Gmail Location Tracker Helps Find Your Lost Phone

So, in terms of tracking, Gmail phone tracker is dependable but as stated above there are certain factors that need to be ticked off first which are discussed below.

The find my phone using Gmail feature is one of the best pairs you can get in order to track your phone. Most of the Android users in the world already have a Gmail account and this Gmail account connects them to Google's phone location service.

But you also have to deal with the fact that in order to track phone using Gmail you need to sign in to your Google account via another Android device, and without that, this method will be completely useless.

Except for that, there are other limitations that you need to know if you are relying on the service to find phone using Gmail. You must take the following preparations in advance:

  • Make Sure Location is turned on

  • Find My Device is turned on

  • The device needs to switched on

  • There is proper network on the device

  • Google Play Visibility

Now that you know all the requirements and parameters to use Google's Find My Device, you also need to know the procedure to track location by Gmail of your lost Android device and what features are available.

Step 1: So, you need to visit android.com/find from another Android mobile and sign in to your Google account.

Step 2: The lost device will get a notification.

Step 3: Then, a map will come up on the screen and details regarding the lost mobile will be visible.

find my  device

If the device is shut down or the location services has been turned off, fortunately, the last known location will still be available. This might just help you to locate your lost phone as it will provide a tentative radius where you can atleast start off your search.

Now, there are several advanced options also available like Play Sound/Secure Device/Erase Device. Play Sound option will make the device ring at its maximum volume for 5 minutes. Choosing the "Secure Device" option locks the device with Pattern, Password or PIN; making the device inaccessible to whoever found it. Lastly, you can choose "Erase" to wipe the data of the device permanently. It is sort of last resort; if you can't find your device then you can at least erase whatever on it so that those files do not fall into the wrong hands.

What if the Location is Off or You Don't Have a Gmail Account

But there is a possibility that your lost mobile's network is unavailable. In such scenario the above method won't be able to help you to track location by Gmail. As you can see above, Find My Device requires a few things like the network and location services should be on.

Thus, your only option is to use a professional tracker app like KidsGuard Pro, which offers more ways to track down your phone even if the GPS is turned off. It is a professional app and has several advantages.

  • There are 2 different ways to track your lost mobile device using KidsGuard Pro. The first one is GPS tracking and the second one is Wi-Fi tracking. So, your advantage of using KidsGuard Pro is that, even if the GPS is turned off, you can track the device with the Wi-Fi logger if it is still connected. You will be able to view the location info which can be very accurate, even to a specific address.

wifi logger tracking

  • Another advantage is that the app's GPS gets updated every few minutes. So, the app will not only show the last known location of the device when the GPS is turned off but you will also be able to view all the location history.

  • Furthermore, the GPS location is very accurate while Google's Find My Device service provides with only approximate location.

  • Last but not least, you won't even need a Gmail account. Any Android device can be tracked as long as KidsGuard Pro is installed.

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Now comes the question, how to track the device with KidsGuard Pro. Well, the procedure implemented by the app is very easy and simple, both the installation and the operation. Let's have a look.

Step 1: First, you need to sign up with KidsGuard Pro using your email ID and other detail.

Step 2: Upon, completing the registration, you need to download KidsGuard Pro Assistant from www.clevguard.net on the device that you wish make traceable.

download the apk file

Step 3: Now, tap on that downloaded APK file to initiate the installation, then follow the prompts on the screen to complete the procedure.

complete the installation

Step 4: After you're done with the installation, visit the web control panel of the app. Now you will be able to access the dashboard from that device in order to track the location of your Android mobile after the sync.

As you can see, KidsGuard Pro is not as demanding as Find My Device. You only need to install the app on the device. Everything else will be taken care by the app; also the tracked locations are very accurate due to its state of the art built-in GPS and Wi-Fi logger.

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Conclusion

So, the answer to your question; how o track my phone using Gmail is pretty simple. You just need to create an account with Google and activate Find My Device service and take care of the preliminary preparations. Only then Google will be able to track your phone if it is lost. It is very effective unless your lost mobile's network and GPS are turned off. But with KidsGuard Pro, there is no such limitation, just install the app in the target device and the app will be able to track it. Even if the device is turned off, KidsGuard Pro will show you the last known location of the target device. We highly recommend KidsGuard Pro for a 3-day free trial now!

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By Cody Walsh

Posted on Jul 05, 2019 ( Updated: Jul 05, 2019 )

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.