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how to find lost phone: How to find your lost Android phone, remotely lock it and erase data

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Let’s try to face an eventuality which you certainly don’t want to happen. Like misplacing or losing your Android phone. There is so much personal data, login credentials and other important details about you stored on that phone that you can’t risk losing it, but you somehow have, unfortunately. Here we have some steps for you on how to first find that phone and then, remotely lock or erase it.

Before we get started with the steps, you should know that they work only if the following options are turned on/enabled in your phone. Let’s hope no one else found the phone and tampered with the settings or switched it off before you tried to go ahead with the steps. So, here are the prerequisites:

Your phone must be turned on with both the location access and Find My Device enabled or turned on. You must be signed in to a Google account. The phone should be connected to the internet, with the chances being that the mobile data is turned on. A Wi-Fi connection should also work but chances for that are slim. The phone should be visible on Google Play.

Also, if you have a backup phone or backup code in case of you having registered the lost device with 2-factor authentication, that should work too.

All of that having been said, let’s proceed with the steps:

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