Setting up Find my Phone on Android and iOS smartphones

People tend to lose things most of the time and smartphones are one of them. If you’ve ever lost your smartphone, you know how tough it is to retrieve both contacts and data. Nevertheless, the modern-day phone comes with a feature that would help you to find your phone seamlessly. The only catch is, you have to make sure the feature is enabled in both your Android and iOS devices. Let’s dig in!

For iOS or Apple Devices:

This tutorial is for the people with Apple iPhone (iOS 13 or recent version).

  • Click on Settings
  • Tap on “Your Name”
  • Then click on “Find My iPhone”

Make sure that your Find My iPhone feature is up and running. You can also opt to Enable Offline Search located on the same screen. The offline option will aid you to find iOS devices which aren’t connected either to a cellular network or Wi-Fi.

There is another option “Send Last Location” which shares the screen with the above-mentioned features. With Send Last Location you can also receive the iPhone’s location even during the low battery.

You are also required to enable the location services via Settings > Privacy > Location Services.

For Android Devices:

Android users have to sign in to their Google account on devices to enable, “find the device” feature. Once you’re done logging into Google account, head to the Settings app. There you’ll be required to do a couple of things: Turn on Location, and run Find My Device.

Android smartphones must have visibility in Google marketplace, Google Play. If your Android phone is hidden in the Play Store, then Find My Device will not appear. If you want to check whether your device has visibility or not, visit this link- play.google.com/settings and click on Visibility.
You can now locate your Android or iOS devices by simply visiting www.android.com/find and www.icloud.com/find, respectively.

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