Don’t think it can’t happen to you. You reach for your phone then realize it isn’t where you left it. Worry may set in as you start your search for your phone. Unless you find your phone immediately, you’ll probably begin to panic a bit.
If only you had downloaded an app to find your phone…
Good news for Android phone owners. You can now locate your lost phone using an app you already have:
That’s right, now when you lose your Android phone you can enlist Google’s help in locating it. Google search will show you where your phone is on a Google map so you can see its location. You can also use Google to make your Android phone ring for five minutes (or until you find your phone).
How to Use Google Search to Find Your Android Phone
Go to Google.com and type “find my phone”. Google will show you on Google Maps where your phone is located. You can also use voice search by clicking the microphone icon and telling Google to “find my phone.”
If you still can’t find your phone, no worries, you can use this feature to make your phone ring. Click the link for Ring to make your Android phone ring at top volume for up to five minutes. When you find your phone you can turn off the ringer by pressing the Power button on your phone.
What Else You Should Know
• You must have the latest updated version of the Google app on your Android phone to be able to find your phone using Google search. The app was updated on Wednesday, April 15:
Google app in Google Play store
• You must be logged into both your Android phone and your computer using the same Google ID to find your phone.
• Google search does not work to find lost iPhones. To find your iPhone, be sure to check out Find My iPhone – The Very First App You Should Get.
Have you ever lost your Android phone? Have you used Google search to get it back? Do you like this new feature from Google? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Treat for Beatles Fans
Google has a special treat for Beatles fans. Check out Inside Abbey Road to take a tour of the recording studio made famous by the Beatles.
This interactive website lets you navigate through the studio, exploring different rooms. Click on objects to hear more about them and watch videos of famous artists recording in the studio. A blueprint of the studio helps guide you around or you can have fun getting immersed in the experience.
Learn about music mastering and see how the pros do it, both in Abbey Road’s Mastering Studio and online.
Click on the three stacked bars in the upper right corner to show a guide of what can be found in each room. Interactive features are color-coded so you can easily find your favorites.
Who knows? This tour may inspire you to record in Abbey Studios someday!
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* Phone on a towel image (edited) courtesy of Daniel Kulinski via Flickr and Creative Commons