Find lost Smartphone using Google’s Android Device Manager

If you are unable to Find lost Smartphone and you haven’t loaded any app into your smartphone then you need not to worry as there is one method using which we can find your lost Android smartphone and that is by using Google’s Android Device Manager. If your phone is stolen or you have misplaced it anywhere in your home you can use Google’s Android Device Manger to find it.

Find lost Smartphone

All the Android smartphones come with Google Play installed in it. When you use Google Play for the first time on your Android smartphone or even on your tablet, Google installs Android device manager in your smartphone or tablet without your knowledge.


How to Activate Android Device Manager


Follow the steps below to activate Android device manager on your smartphone or tablet.

  •  Go to Settings
  •  Then move to Security
  •  Then move to Device Administrators
  • You will see some apps there and the first one would be Android Device Manager
  •  Tap on it and Activate it

Once you have activated Android device manager on your smartphone, you need to go to your web browser and follow the steps to find your lost Android device.

  • Visit the Google Play home by clicking on this link
  • You will see a Gear icon on the top right corner
  • Click on it and you will see Android device manager
  •  Click on Android device manager
  •  Once Android device manager is opened in your web browser it will automatically contact your device. The map of your country will be displayed on your web browser.
  •  Once Android Device Manager has located your smartphone you will see its location on Google Maps and the distance it is away from you right now.

Now you will have  three options there.

1Ring the Device:

This feature will ring your smartphone at fill volume for 5 minutes even if it is silent. Unfortunately the device won’t ring if it is switched off.

2.Lock the Device:

This feature will lock your Android smartphone and will be provided a new password to access it. You can set your desired password on your lost smartphone.

3.Erase all Data :

Using this feature all the data which is present in your Android smartphone will be deleted which will include images, music or other files. However it won’t delete the contents of your SD card and Android device manager won’t work once you have erased all the data. It will Factory reset your smartphone.


Apps to Find lost Smartphone


If you are looking for an app which can find lost Smartphone then we suggest you to check Android Lost, a great app which will remotely control your lost Android smartphone.

Alternatively to Find lost Smartphone you can always have Find my Phone as a Secondary Option.

17 Comments
  1. Reply Carley Capponi April 4, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and exposure!

  2. Reply aksh February 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    i try it its rely work nd helful

  3. Reply salah uddin April 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    wow its soo nice

  4. Reply manasi December 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    hey.. i follwd urs instructon.. but in ma phon m gtng msg as ” No available device administration”.. wt to do… m using Karbonn A10..

  5. Reply prasad February 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    hi i followed the instructions and i have activated Android device manager but i cant able to find my location

    • Reply monir August 26, 2014 at 2:51 am

      please make your gps on

  6. Reply manav January 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

    i hav experia m …and der is no android device manager in d settings so wht should i do ??

  7. Reply Sarabjeet Singh November 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Can we find our lost smartphone without network data (internet connection) and only with gps…

  8. Reply andrew November 30, 2013 at 12:49 am

    doesn’t show my phone on the map and doesn’t ring either

  9. Reply deep November 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    am sorted!

  10. Reply Aaditya Khajanchi November 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Is it compulsory For GPS TO be ON ?

    • Reply jigar Tank November 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Hi aaditya, it is necessary that you are signed in to your google play account on your mobile, then you can follow the above tutorial to login on PC.

      Hope this helps.

  11. Reply himanshu gupta November 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    i have an samsung galaxy ace gt s5830i phone. In device administrators android device managers is missing. . . Plz help me to sort out this

  12. Reply kavish November 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I am clicking on gear option but no option for android device manager is cmming from my phone canvas 2 plus plz suggest what should i do

  13. Reply Dinesh November 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Very useful information Thanks admin…..

  14. Reply Moha-Hame November 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    WaaaW! Amazing tricks, it really works and i’ve fully tested this. Thanks!

    • Reply jigar Tank November 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Moha, I am Glad that you liked it. Hope this Helped you…. Thanks for your Comment, Stay Connected.

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