Google Find My Device
I’m sure that many of us would classify losing our beloved smartphone as one of the most frightening experiences. Your phone is a personal thing, which contains private information that should stay private. Yet, life is unpredictable and the device can be stolen or lost. Thankfully, there are ways to recover your gadget.
Let’s start with highlighting the Find My Device app feature, which not only helps you locate your smartphone but you can lock the device until you find it.
The next amazing function allows you to see your phone’s current location on the map and if the exact location isn’t available, the system will show the last place where your Android device was working. After the recent update, the app supports indoor maps, which can be used if you lost your phone, tablet, or watch in the shopping mall, airport, or even at home.
Navigating to your gadget can be done with the help of Google Maps after you tap the location and Maps icon. You can play sound at full volume when you know that you left your phone on silent. Erasing a device memory or locking it is now also possible and a holder of your phone will receive a custom message together with the alternative contact number on the lock screen. One more great option is that you may check the status of the battery, hardware, and network details.
The app looks cool in terms of functionality. Let’s be honest, we don’t care how pretty or perhaps, off-putting the design is since all we want in the unfortunate emergency moment is to get our smartphone back. Nevertheless, we have to say that the app does look simple, sophisticated, and prevailing green color doesn’t distract you from the main goal of getting your device back as soon as possible.
Ease of use
We found the app to be user-friendly and one of the main reasons is that you don’t get interrupted with ads or in-app purchase offerings when you’re in a stressful situation trying to retrieve your device.
The app helps locate any Android device;
You can play sound on full volume even if the phone is on silent;
Convenient option to lock and erase your personal data distantly;
The app can send a custom message with your contact details to the person who found the phone.
Switching to satellite or street view is not available at the moment but it would increase the functionality of the app;
The thief is able to stop the sound of the phone so it would be good if the sound could stay on;
Some users had issues with logging into account after the phone was retrieved.
It’s a Lifesaver
Obviously, it’s better not to part with your Android device but if this happens, there is a way out. We tested the app and found it to be functional. It does all the expected basic stuff, and even more. Download it now because it may become a real lifesaver in future.