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 How To Find a Lost Android Phone | 6 Ways To Get Your Phone Back in 2022

How To Find a Lost Android Phone | 6 Ways To Get Your Phone Back in 2022

There are a handful of phone recovery or anti-theft apps on the Google Play Store, which can be a lifesaver if you want to find a lost phone or, even worse, a stolen phone. But many people might only realize that there are such apps AFTER they get lost. Then it usually is too late, and you have to face the ugly truth that the phone is gone for good.

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To find a lost Android phone usually still needs a working internet connection to transmit its location. To get the best location results, it should have an active link to a WiFi network. Whatever your situation might be, we’ll cover here the most common options as well as more out-of-the-box approaches to cover also edge cases.

  1. How to locate your lost Android phone using Google and its own services
  2. Find your lost phone using third-party tools
  3. Install a tracking app to find your phone in the future
  4. Answers to your burning questions

A valuable tool for tracking lost iPhones – mSpy!

Track the lost Android with ease.

There’s a tool used mainly for parental control but can help track down a lost iPhone. More than that, the software can be used to monitor SMS, calls, GPS locations, routes, WhatsApp messages, etc.

So, for example, if you have it active and misplaced your iPhone, or it got stolen, you can use the app to follow the GPS location or route your iPhone passed after the last time you saw it.

I used the app myself to see how it works, and I need to say, it’s terrific. You can use it for literally anything, and it gives your iPhone’s location precisely. Furthermore, information is updated every 5 minutes, meaning that you will get an accurate site or if the device was switched off the closest possible one. So if you are looking for something simple to install and have no worries about your iPhone, mSpy is your app.

Find Your Phone with Google and its own services.

Find your phone using Google’s Find My Device (formerly Android Device Manager)


  • Your device is connected to your Google account.
  • Your device has access to the internet.
  • Allowed Find My Device to locate your device (turned on by default). This can change in the Google Settings app.
  • Allowed Find My Device to lock your device and erase its data (turned off by default).

Find My Device is Google’s official and easy-to-use tool to track your lost Android phone or tablet. The best thing about it is that you don’t need to install an app to track your devices. The only requirement is that your Android phone is connected to your Google account, turned on, and connected to the internet. Then, all you need to do is visit the Find My Device website while logged into your Google Account. Once the site is loaded, it will automatically try to track down your lost phone. If you have several Android devices registered, make sure the right one is chosen in the menu.

In a recent update, Google implemented some of the features into their search results page. This means that you’re able to quickly locate any registered Android device right from the search results. For example, by using the search phrase “where is my phone,” Google displays a little map above the search results in which it will try to find your lost Android phone. Once found, you can let it ring by clicking on “Ring.”

find my phone

Although this makes it more convenient to find your lost phone quickly, it won’t offer you all the options you get with the entire interface of Find My Device.

By using it, you can track your registered Android devices, let your phone ring and wipe your phone’s data (which has to be enabled on your phone). Besides that, Find Your Device doesn’t offer more options to remote control your lost phone. I hope that Google keeps improving it and introduces more helpful features, such as taking a selfie of the person using it in case it gets stolen.

If there’s no laptop around when you lose your device, you can also use someone else’s phone to track it. Instead of using the mobile browser, you can also use the Find My Device app.

Download Find my Device App by Google LLC by clicking here.

You can sign in using guest mode and your Google account credentials. Now you should be able to track your lost device, let it ring, or wipe its data.

google find my device interface

Are you not able to locate your lost Android phone this way? This can happen for several reasons. The one you should hope for is that your device is simply not connected to the internet or turned off. In that case, simply keep trying to track it until it (hopefully) connects to Google’s services again.

Use Google Timeline to find your phone even if it’s turned off or the battery is dead


  • Your device is connected to your Google account.
  • Your device has or had access to the internet (before it was turned off).
  • Location Reporting and Location History need to be activated on your gadget (can be done in the Google Settings app on your device).

Unlike the Find Your Device tool, the Timeline feature of Google Maps doesn’t actually focus on tracking down a lost phone. Instead, you can use your location data for many different things, such as looking up past travel routes. However, it is also an excellent way to locate your lost phone. As mentioned, if your Android device is turned off, you can use the location history data to identify the last recorded location. This means, even if your phone’s battery ran out, you might still be able to find it.


Here’s what you need to do. First, go to the Your Timeline (former Google Maps Location History) and ensure the current day is selected in the calendar. Another way is to go straight to Google Maps, opening the sidebar and selecting ‘Timeline.’

On the left sidebar, you can see a complete timeline of that day, including the names of all recorded locations. On the right, you can see all the places visualized on a map.

timeline points

Other than Find My Device, which also uses GPS for tracking, Your Timeline only uses cell tower IDs and Wi-Fi location detection to collect location data. This means that the accuracy can vary significantly. The advantage of Timeline is the ability to track your phone’s location frequently over a while. So even if someone stole it, you could identify often visited places, which could be the thief’s home or workplace. That might help you and the authorities to catch the person.

Use Google Photos location info to locate your phone.


  • Your device has access to the internet.
  • Enabled ‘Backup & Sync’ option in Google Photos.
  • Someone needs to take pictures with your lost device.

In case your device actually got stolen, you might be able to find it using the backup and sync feature of Google Photos. If you activate this option in the app, all images taken with your phone will be uploaded to your Google Photos account. Why is that good news? Well, not just the image but also the location where it was taken is uploaded. So, in case the thief didn’t log out of your Google Account and tried out the camera on your phone, there might be some new images popping up in Google Photos. Obviously, this only works if your lost phone has an active internet connection and if you gave your photos app permission to use your location. So, please be careful if you can identify the location of your lost Android phone, which might very well be the thief’s home address. Don’t try to find it yourself! Instead, use that information and call your local authorities to take it from there.

google photos location

Assuming all those requirements are met, what do you need to do? Here it is, step by step:

  1. Visit and log in using your Google Account in which your Android device is logged into.
  2. Check if any pictures were taken after your device was stolen.
  3. If yes, then click on the image.
  4. Now, click on the info icon in the top right corner.
  5. In the appearing sidebar, you can now see the image’s information, including the location where it was taken.

Find your lost phone using these third-party tools

Use Samsung’s Find My Mobile


  • Your device has access to the internet.
  • You need to have a Samsung account and your device registered with it.
  • Find my mobile needs to be set up on your Samsung phone (enabling remote controls).

If you have a Samsung device, you might be able to find your lost phone using Samsung’s own tracking service, ‘Find my mobile.

Get it here

For this to work, you need a Samsung account and register your device before you lose it. So try to remember if you did that.

Samsung find mobile

You did? Awesome. Head over and sign in to the Find my mobile website. Check the left sidebar and make sure that your device is connected to your account. Now, all you need to do is select ‘Locate my device’ in the sidebar and click on the locate button. If your device is online and remote controls are enabled, you should see its approximate location. Find my mobile also allows you to do other things such as locking your device, letting it ring with a message, and wiping its data.

How To Use Dropbox To Find Your Lost Phone (Android & iOS)


  • Your device has access to the internet.
  • Activated “Camera Upload” in your Dropbox app.
  • Someone needs to take pictures with your lost device.

In case your device is stolen, Dropbox can be your last resort if all other approaches don’t bring you any closer to finding your lost phone. For this to work, however, Dropbox needs to be installed on your phone, and the “Camera Upload” feature has to be activated. This way, every time your phone’s thief takes a picture, it automatically gets uploaded to your Dropbox “Camera Uploads” folder. So, if they take a nice selfie, you might be able to identify the thief. And if you’re lucky, you can make out the location by looking at the background of the uploaded pictures.

Should that be impossible, simply start a blog and show the world all the pictures your thief has taken? For example, there’s one funny Tumblr page sharing images of Hafid, the guy who stole the phone of the blog’s owner.

So far, that’s the only way Dropbox can help you. Unfortunately, Dropbox doesn’t give you the IP address of mobile devices connected to your Dropbox account. This is only possible for Desktop PCs and laptops until now.

I hope you are reading this just out of pure interest and not because you lost your phone! But if that’s really the case, I genuinely hope that this article will help you track it down. Either way, I recommend installing a good tracking app BEFORE your phone vanishes. An app I recommend is Cerberus, which is available on Google Play.

Install a Tracking App to Secure and Find a Lost Phone in the Future

Although Google’s own tools are probably the best options, we recommend a few third-party tools. They usually offer more remote control features and can add an additional layer of Security.

Cerberus (free with in-app purchases)

Cerberus is our top recommended tracking app which features a large selection of remote control options. This includes basic location tracking, secretly recording audio or video, taking hidden pictures, triggering an alarm, and wiping your data. There are a lot more options that make Cerberus the Swiss army knife or tracking apps. What makes this app even better are some of the more advanced features. For example, you can hide the Cerberus app in your app drawer, making it harder to spot and delete.

In case you have a rooted Android device, you’re able to use a flashable ZIP file to install it on your phone. This way, even if someone else resets your lost Android phone back to factory settings, Cerberus will still be installed on your device. For more info on that, check out our article on Cerberus.

Download Cerberus (free with in-app purchases)

Lost Android (free with in-app purchases)

Lost Android is quite similar to Cerberus and offers many different remote control options, including tracking your lost phone, wiping its data, and taking pictures remotely. Don’t judge the rather basic look of the Lost Android website, which functions as the interface from which you can locate and control your device. It does its job well, and even the developer behind the app states on the site that he’s an engineer and not a web developer.

The installation is pretty straightforward. After installing the app via the Play Store, open it and give it device administrator permissions. Done. Should you lose your phone, visit the Lost Android website, log in with the same Google Account as your phone and choose one of the available tracking features.

Download Lost Android (free with in-app purchases)

Prey Anti Theft

Prey is known for its anti-theft tools, not just for smartphones but also laptops. The convenient thing about Prey is that it offers up to three devices you can track with their free account. Although it doesn’t offer as many remote control options as Cerberus, it covers all basic and most essential features such as GPS tracking, taking pictures remotely, and even scanning nearby WiFi networks for better search.

Download Prey Anti Theft (free)

Frequently Asked Questions

We figured it made sense to address the most asked questions with many people posted in the comment section. That way, this guide is much clearer, and you can focus on finding your phone instead of posting your question or sifting through the comments for an answer you’re looking for. The solutions below might also bring some people back to reality because, in some cases, it’s just not possible to locate a lost phone.

Can I still find my lost phone if it’s turned off / in airplane mode / the battery is dead?

This is a common scenario. Your phone is lost, and its battery won’t last forever, or a potential thief might have turned it off. What now? Except you’re working for the CIA, there is no way to get in contact with your device. It needs to have an active internet connection to send its approximate location. However, you can use your phone’s location history to see where it was located before its internet connection stopped. For this to work, location history needs to be activated on the phone. If you didn’t do that, you don’t have another choice but wait and hope that someone turns it on and connects to the web.

–> Google Maps location history guide

I changed my Google account password. Can I still locate my Android phone?

Changing your Google password after you lose your phone is a totally logical thing to do, right? You don’t want someone else to have access to all your emails, drive documents, etc. So you can go ahead and change your password without losing the ability to track your device. Methods like Android Device Manager will still work. Shouldn’t you locate your phone with ADM, I suggest you check the last recorded location using your phone’s location history.

–> Find My Device guide

–> How to use Google Maps location history to find your phone

Can I track my lost phone if someone made a factory reset?

That’s an easy one – No. As the name already implies, resetting a phone brings it back to its factory settings. The most important thing you need – a connection to your Google account – won’t be there anymore. If you haven’t installed a tracking app with root access, such as Cerberus, you won’t be able to locate it anymore.

Can I find my phone using my IMEI number?

Locating your lost Android phone with its unique IMEI number isn’t really possible. The police can work with a phone provider to find it using its IMEI number in some cases. But don’t think you can just walk into a police station and expect them to do that. A more sensible thing you can do is block your phone so that no one can use it to make calls, send texts or use the web. To do so, the best thing is to contact your provider.

By the way, you can find out your phone’s IMEI number by dialing *#06#. This code should work on most phones. Don’t have your device at hand? Here’s how to find the IMEI without having the phone.

Can I locate my device if someone changed the sim card?

Even if someone puts his SIM card in your phone, you might be able to locate it. Changing SIMs doesn’t disconnect it from your Google account, which is a good thing. It means that tracking tools like Android Device Manager or Android Lost should still work. The only needed something in this scenario is that your phone keeps an internet connection.

–> Find My Device guide

My phone doesn’t show up on Find My Device. Why is that?

This can have many reasons. Your phone could be off, disconnected from the internet, or your Google account. Keep in mind that changing your Google account password will automatically disconnect it from Google. Also, trying to locate a device with Find My Device doesn’t always work. I recommend that you keep trying to locate your lost phone every half hour or so. Your phone might have a bad connection, or someone else turns it on and connects to the web. But if you changed your Google password, then Find My Device won’t track it.

–> Locate your lost phone using Find My Device

Do you still have unanswered questions? You’re more than welcome to post your question in the comments!

Things you should do ASAP if you find your device or end up getting a new one

Thanks to this article, we received many emails, tweets, and comments from people who found their lost phones in the last few months. Unfortunately, the majority of the readers aren’t that lucky. Either way, if you found your lost phone or plan to buy a replacement, you should be well prepared before something like that happens again. Below are two fundamental steps you should take to quickly track down your device should you lose it again.

Activate Find My Device and Location History

Make sure that both Find My Device and Location History are activated. Both tools can be a great help when you lose your device. With Find My Device, you can track your device, make it ring, and erase its data. Location history shows you the last recorded locations on a map. So if someone stole it, this could help you (and local authorities) track down the thief’s home address, for example.

To activate both services, select “Google Settings” in your app drawer. Next, select Security and make sure both options below “Find My Device” are enabled. Now, go one step back and select “Location.” Next, click on “Google Location History” and turn it on. Now you can use the tool to track your device and Location History to see its last recorded locations.

android-device-manager-settings location-history2

Set a lock screen pattern or password

Many people already use lock screens to keep unwanted people from accessing private files like images, texts, or videos. For some people, unlocking a phone countless times a day can be pretty annoying, but it’s worth it. This extra layer of Security not only keeps your friends and colleagues from secretly checking out your latest images or texts.

It also prevents thieves from changing significant settings, such as disabling mobile data or disconnecting your phone from your Google account. As you learned, both a working connection to the web and a connected Google account is needed to get your Android phone’s current location.

Have you been able to get back your mobile device after it got lost? How did you get it back? Share your experience with us in the comments.

Note: In case you’re actually missing an Apple device, head over to my guide on how to track a lost iPhone or iPad. For Windows phones, check out this post.

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Cleo Hall

Cleo Hall is a tech writer for, sharing informative articles on the latest tech trends and advancements. With a passion for technology, he aims to educate and inspire others.
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677 thoughts on “How To Find a Lost Android Phone | 6 Ways To Get Your Phone Back in 2022

does phone have to be on to do the android lost thing

Yes, the phone needs to be turned on and connected to the internet. Also, to be able to install the Android Lost app, your phone still needs to be connected to your Google account.


Hello Marc,

Want to comment that google does not do anything to help out with stolen devices. All these options are for missing devices!

Its common sense that if a knowledgeable thief takes your phone and reset to factory settings, then its gone for good, so connecting your gmail account to the phone to me to assist to find when stolen is basically useless. All this other apps wont work when the phone has been flashed or reset to factory settings.

And of course, when my device is stolen, I would need to change my password to avoid further compromise on my account.

My suggestion and as well as many others, is to link our IMEI number to our google account which would be a secondary option even when the device has been reset.


is there a way to find out what email u used on the phones google account(the phone was stolen i cant remember what email i used

Have you ever installed any apps from Google Play using your browser? Since you need to be logged into the same account on your browser if you want to install apps, you can check your email there.

No I never did if I paid for one of those site where u can find a phone usein the number will that work even if the phone is disconnected?

If your sim card hasn’t been replaced yet then maybe. However, I don’t know any service that allows you to track your phone that way without the consent of the phone’s owner.

Ok the most phone have the E911 in locations on the phone for tracking a missing persons will my phone carrier use that or any other way to help? Sorry if u don’t know just trying to find it it’s the galaxy s3



what if the phone’s software is reinstalled? does it still work?

All the suggested steps won’t work anymore in that case. Reinstalling the operating system will end the connection to your Google account and deleting apps such as Dropbox.


Lost a phone last month. I had Android Device Manager and full version of Cerberus on it, unfortunately that’s useless because the snatcher was quick to turn it off, I could never contact the device again. Ever since then, I’ve been wondering why phone manufacturer hasn’t come up with the idea of preventing phone from being easily switched off (disable “switch off” menu when device screen is locked, for instance) – this would be especially secure for phones with non-removable battery, to buy us some time to track the device after it goes missing.

Hi! I’m very sorry to hear that. I totally agree that disabling the power menu in the lock screen should be a native option. Just a couple days ago I featured an app that does exactly that. ‘Smart Lockscreen Protector’ blocks the power menu while the phone is locked. Here’s the link to my post:
But there’s still the possibility to turn off your phone usually by long-pressing the power button.

Cristian Eduardo Lopez Amarosays:

Also by removing the battery in many models.


my mobile phone is missing please help me to recover my mobile


what if my android is phone is stolen… i have locked and registered the android lost… but my phone is off… and also the location setting is off…..can it still be tracked once the phone is on.?

If you successfully installed and registered Android Lost then it should work once the phone’s turned on. Otherwise try using Android Device Manager

Hey there’ how do you install an app on a lost phone? Can I do it from from my computer?

Hey there! Yes you can install apps remotely. Just visit Google Play and log in with your Google Account.

Accidentally posted to mine^^

Thanks for your response! More specifically ‘ I’m not sure if my photos are backed up. Is there anything you would do or recommend to get them? My phone is still connected/activated but died already. Its connected to my Google account etc.. They are vacation photos so extremely important! Can installing anything help?

Blake Mitchellsays:

So I followed these steps but i dont understand how my phone will register itself if I send a text saying “androidlost register”. How will I get the info to Log in?

You only need your Google Account login details to use Android Lost. That’s all.

Having the same issues as Blake’ I sign in on android but still says phone is waiting to register. Phone is still connected but dead. Can I still use it?

Did you send an SMS to register your phone? If it’s turned off then you should keep trying to register it or use Android Device Manager to check if your phone is connected and turned on.


Hi , i have a question. I’ve lost my phone yesterday , and when i got home i chnaged my pass on my gmail and i wonder if it disconnected from my android device ?

Unfortunately, yes. Changing your Gmail password makes it very difficult to track your phone.

Miriam Arévalosays:

Hi, I really liked your article, unfortunately my cell phne was stoled, I’m really interested in the app but, i just wanted to know if I can remotely delete the sms that I send to my cell phone?

Hi Miriam! Deleting an SMS remotely is not possible as far as I know. I recommend using Android Device Manager before trying out Android Lost. It doesn’t need any installs or SMS which could be seen by a thief

Thank you so much. I lost my phone today in NYC, and by remotely installing androidlost I was able to locate it, record sound, take pics, make it ring depite it being on vibrate, and I found it!!!

Great to hear success stories! Glad I was able to help you find your phone!

I have lost my tab 2. and i don’t remember that i have installed any app or not. Can I track it down?

and if factory setting has been restored then can i track it down? there are some important data in my tab.

As far as I know, you won’t be able to track it down. A factory data reset should disconnect your phone from your Google account.

Someone has stolen my tablet. Then, I immediately changed my Google account password because I was thinking that they might hack my account. Is there anyway that I can track my stolen tablet still?

I’m really sorry to hear that. If you didn’t install any tracking app before it was taken from you, there’s no way to track it. Except you have Dropbox installed and Camera Uploads activated. But, as tablets are rarely used to take pictures, I doubt that you will find it that way.
Having your Android device connected to your Google account is the most important prerequisite to track it down. I hope you’re still able to get it back!

I do have Dropbox installed in my tablet. But I think I wasn’t able to activate my camera uploads. Can I do something about that? Btw, thank you for your immediate response! 🙂

Unfortunately you cannot activate it remotely.

Rachel Careysays:

Question: how do youtrCk a tablet using Dropbox ?

wat if i used my other phone to activate the camera uploads? would that work? they have the same account.


but they can delete that app


Does Android Lost still work if your phone is turned off? I used Google Play to download the app then I sent the SMS to my phone, but I haven’t been able connect my phone with Android Lost’s website yet.

Hi! Your phone needs to be turned on in order for Android Lost or any other tracking tool to work.


Hey! So thanks for the reply and i was wondering if Cerebus is safe to use? I dont know much about it and i dont want to end up with my information stolen.

i lost my samsung note 10.1 2 days ago. I didn’t install any tracking apps. What happens is the thief factory reset the tablet? would it be a lost cause after that?

Babalu Brugsays:

Hi, my niece´s tablet was most probably stolen (using Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean). It seems that she did not use her gmail account in the store – it could have been me when the tablet was bought. But I am using this account with my phone. Is it possible to track it, if there is one gmail account and two devices -her stolen tablet and my phone?
Many thanks for any advice

There can be more than just one device assigned to one Google account, so you should basically be able to track it. Check Android Device Manager, there you should see both devices listed in the drop-down menu.

If your niece’s tablet is still connected to your Google account then you should be able to track it there (if it’s connected to the web).

I hope you’re able to find it!

Babalu Brugsays:

Many thanks for your prompt reply. It only found one device – my phone (did not locate it, just linked only one device to my account). Does it mean that the tablet is switched off or not on wifi or that there allways was only one device assigned to that account?
Many thanks again for your help

Hey Stana,
If your tablet isn’t listed then it hasn’t been registered. Sorry, but I fear that it will be very difficult to impossible to track it down 🙁

Hi I just lost my samsung s4 and it’s switched off plus no tracking apps please let me know if there is a way to find it 🙁

Sorry to hear that Lily! The only way right now is to wait until someone turns it back on. Just keep trying to track it with Android Device Manager. If someone turns it on and it’s still connected to your Google account, you should be able to pinpoint its location that way.
Hope you find it!

sabir pashasays:

I m in same situation as lily , but I dont know the person who has my phone would even switch it on BEFORE flashing the phone . so do u think there is still a hope ??

Hi Sabir. If someone resets your phone, then you won’t be able to track it anymore. I wrote about a way to even track a phone after a factory reset a while back ( However, if someone flashes a whole new ROM on it, all hope is lost.


hi marc, if i had my service suspend my phone and block the phone should i request them to restore it to track it with android device manager? i’m just really considered with my photos. is there a way to just get the phone restored to factory setting and wipe out the photos remotely?

Hi michelle,
As long as it cannot connect to the internet you won’t be able to locate it. Did someone steal it? If so, try Android Device Manager to locate it. It’s possible that there’s another SIM inside now. With that tool, you can also wipe all the data on your phone. I guess that’s what you’re looking for.


the tech support said wi-fi will be enabled even though the phone and service are blocked. does that sound about right that i can still track it off of the android device manager even then if they replaced it with a different sim card or just the phone itself for the internet as long as a power signal is available? millions of thanks.

As long as it has a working internet connection and is still connected to your Google account, you should be able to locate it with Android Device Manager. Hope you get it back!

Soalib jencesays:

prevention is batter than cure. i can suggest a simple apps. called ghostrack. it dosent require any data plan. just simple sms will do the work. we all should keep it on our android device. not only it will let you track your phone from another android device but also it will show the tracking history. there is a option called spy mode. you can actually modify your tracking mode by distance or time by it. so its pretty much worthy of downloading .

here is the link

Hi my my Samsung grand is stolen, how do I delete al my pictures numbers and al my personal stuff.?

Hi Lucy, if you manage to install Android Lost as I explained above, then you can wipe your device.

hi! will the android device manager is affected, meaning will it not work, if upon being stolen, i’ve changed my gmail’s password because of fear it might be hacked? thanks!

Changing your Gmail password makes all my suggested options in this post useless. Sorry!

hi! my rooted s4 got stolen. no droid device mngr but gmail is active. however, i changed its gmail pass upon being stolen after a few hours. will ADM still work?

Changing your Google account password will disconnect your S4 from your account since it’s still trying to connect with your old password. Therefore, ADM won’t work, sorry. Good luck, hope you get it back!

John Pursersays:

Hey Marc, Thanks for all you help and suggestions! I am curious about something, and I will send a picture to help explain. My son’s nook color tablet (it is rooted with cyanogen installed) was stolen last year around November I think. I pretty much just gave up on it, but everytime I go to my settings in the Google Play store, I see the device there, and it appears that somebody is using it. If you look under the ‘last used’ column, it says February 13th, 2014. So I know that it is being used. Because I can see this, does it mean that it is still connected to my Google Account?


@ John Purser: Yes! that is exactly what it means, if shows and means that the person currently in possession of the device is using your google account. Hope you get it back!


Fortunately, yes. Unfortunately, if he changed his password, he has lost the access to his gmail account on the phone. Google will try to connect, but will fail.

Hi John!
OwenLord is correct. It’s still connected to your Google Account. Did you check Android Device Manager? You should be able to select the Nook and, if it’s online, locate it. If it’s not working, keep trying it for a while. Hope you’ll get it back!

if the phone is off. will android device manager be able to locate it

Hi Kim. Unfortunately not. The phone needs to be turned on and connected to the internet

what if my phone is on just with a different sim can I still do step 2 with the android lost app


Hii Kim so do you know if the phone is with a different sim you can do step 2? also if I disconected from the company service? thank you


Hii do you know if the phone is with a different sim you can do step 2? also if I disconected from the company service? thank you

Hi samsung galaxy s4 was stolen today .probably jas new sim .can i syill track it

Roopa Lavanyasays:

Hi Joe, You can try phone tracker application in google store. application initially request for alternative mobile number and email id. when SIM changed in your phone, phone tracker send your phone location from newly insterted SIM to alternative mobile number provided in the application. from then you can control your phone remotely.

Search in google store with “com.hangoverstudios.phonetracker” you will find phone tracker application

Ran Kotobukisays:

My cell phone has been stolen while in my bag in a restroom I immediately tried to locate it with lookout however it never located I tried more like device Android manager and it was never locate but the person that stole my phone said she reset it and is going to get it flashed do I still have a chance of locating it? Also since she reset it and using it my Google account isn’t signed in anymore

Sipho Mkhwanazisays:

I also need an answer to your question, that’s why I am here…

Thato Titosays:

Hi Marc I want to track my Samsung galaxy s3 mini by using Google’s Android Device Manager. According to the requirements my device must have access to the internet does that mean my mobile data should be switched on at all times?
Also can I still track it even if my sim card has been blocked?

Thato Titosays:

When the mobile data is switched on will my Samsung s3 automatically connect to my google account?

biswas gorasays:

yes! Until a new Account is used by the person.

Thato Titosays:

Any kind of assistance or alternative method will be much appreciated. Thank u

Roopa Lavanyasays:

Hi Thato Tito, You can try phone tracker application in google store. application initially request for alternative mobile number and email id. when SIM changed in your phone, phone tracker send your phone location from newly insterted SIM to alternative mobile number provided in the application. from then you can control your phone remotely.

If the device don’t have internet connection at the time of sending mail, application will programatically enable data connection and send mail.

Search in google store with “com.hangoverstudios.phonetracker” you will find phone tracker application

Liene Vikmanesays:

hey, my phone got stolen right from my hands of one junky… i had a parword on my phone an all, ok he took out the simcard stright away an then probably droped my phone to chenese place to unlock, if so it will not log out from my gmail account? also i didnt have any these tracking programmes in my phone just by my laptop i was trying to download. so basically if someone will turn on the phone an will start to use an internet i will can start to use phone tracking??? an by unlocking my parword for the screen it will not log out of my loogle account??? thanks

biswas gorasays:

If anybody Flash your phone to unlock it atleast your data won’t be misused. & I don’t think whoever has stolen your phone would use your google account

Naveen Mouryasays:

In case they are flash our phone wt we can do


I still don’t get how to find it

John Pursersays:

Okay guys, thanks for the reply!

I just checked the Android Device Manager, and it’s not showing up there? I had immediately changed my Google account password once it got stolen, so I didn’t know if it would still be possible to track it down.

I have installed AndroidLost Jumpstart and AndroidLost, but no luck there yet either. It says “Installed” but I’m not sure if it really got installed properly. Guess I’ll just keep checking back, like you said.

Let me ask you this. If it does end up finding it one day… what would I do then? Contact the authorities? How could I prove that it is actually my tablet?


Devices that are hidden on Google Play
If you hide a device on Google Play, the device won’t appear in Android Device Manager. You can hide or show devices on Google Play by going to and selecting a device in the Visibility column.

Angela christoffsays:

these are great suggestions… if in any way you feel like you do not understand you could use the services of experts (codsajir @ gmail . com).. they have assisted me in the past with monitoring my kids while they were away in school in Britain and i a friend tells me they are his personal hackers… like they hack almost everything

Nadia Rahmansays:

I was looking for the news of finding my lost android phone using Google. I found the details here with screenshot

Chris Hsays:

Hi John, I see you pic you attached here, is that a screen shot of all your wifi devices from your router?? Where did you see that “my devices”

John Pursersays:

Hey Chris, it’s under the Google Play store, click the gear icon, then click settings.

Sunil Kumarsays:

Hi John

Sunil Kumarsays:

Hi John, Can u help me in tracing my mobile phone

Dayanna Gomez-Martinezsays:

Hi john i had switch phones from an s4 active had androidlost installed in it to a note 2 i also installed amdroid lost on it but something happened and i can no longer access the phone on the android lost when it was takenby my i think i accidently erased it in my androidlost account hw do i get it bak working

Dayanna Gomez-Martinezsays:

Sorry my question was for chis h my fault

Roxana bushsays:

I recently lost everything. I have been in a loving relationship for 5 yrs. My boyfriend was perfect. We were best friends. We were mentally matched. We inspired eachother in our creative endeavors. We had great chemistry. It felt like we lived in a safe nest away from the harshness of the world. Our one issue was a difference in sex drives. he wanted it all the time and i rarely ever did. A lot of my self worth and the way I give and receive love is tied up in physical validation. We struggled with this issue as one of our only fights over the course of 3-4 yrs. I have begged and pleaded for him to work with me on this. He has told me it’s what I need for happiness and security. He have experienced so much frustration and rejection over this. The last few months He cheated on Me. 3 times, with one person. She is someone from his past that he used to fool around with. There was no romance, no love, no plan to leave. Just sex out of frustration and anger and an addiction to the feeling of being desired.(He is 31 and in His prime and am starting to think He would never experience that again.) He told me last week. At first i seemed calm and slightly compassionate. I left for work and said I needed time to think. He massaged me the next day saying he wasn’t ready to talk face to face yet but that he would let me know when he was. 5 days passed and no word. I asked If we could speak. He sent me an email. It outlined all of his feelings around the betrayal, even acknowledgement of my part in rejecting him. Then at the end he broke up with me and said he didn’t want me to contact him and he didn’t want a tearful goodbye. I was devastated. Hysterical, inconsolable. The love of my life wouldn’t even hear me out, or apologize to my face or consider my forgiveness. We were so much more than that. Now I was dealing with abandonment and regret. I just wanted to be with him but he won’t respond. Until i got in touch with Prophet Akin and he helped me pray for my relationship and in two days, my lover came back to me begging me to take him back and i forgave him adnd now we are very happy together with love and trust. Please get in touch with him also for any marital problem or anything on prayerstosaverelationship @ yahoo . com thanks so much Prophet 🙂

these are nice suggestions… if in any way you feel like you do not understand you could use the services of experts (elaghav @ gmail . com).. they have assisted me in the past with monitoring my kids while they were away in school in Britain

If you’re having problems locating your phone,reach out to this man help you out.
He can help you to locate it easily

Great Marc I just have one question,if I have Tango on my tablet can I track it down through them?


Hi Marc,

My samsung s4 was stolen about a week ago. I tried to locate that using my google account but couldn’t manage so because I keep on getting the message ‘The devise is offline’. I now understand from your discussion I can’t do that because I have changed my google account password soon as I lost my cell phone. However, I am as well keeping track of my S4 using my registered Samsung Account. It as well is saying the mobile is offline. I believe I can track it using my samsung account, nah? Here is the Samsung website I am hiring for the service:


Someone has stolen my tablet before I opened it is there any way the store that I brought it from can track it x Thanks

Is there anythink I can do please help me x amanda x marc x

Wow that’s really unlucky. Sorry to hear that. I don’t see any way to track it down, unfortunately.


Hi, I lost my dick, can I recover it back?

Hi Mac, what if the tablet was restored to the factory settings? Would I be able to track it then??? I was tolfd by a friend that if that was the case I would be SOL … 🙁 is that true?

Hi Marc,

Am still waiting for your response on whether I can use my ‘samsung account’ to track and find my stolen samsung s4. I wrote you about it 6 days back.


Hi Bel,
Excuse my late reply. I am not familiar with that service from Samsung. Do you have an app of that service installed on your device? Because somehow, that service needs to access your phone. And I believe that your GS4 wasn’t connected with that Samsung account of yours?
Since I don’t know that service, I cannot help a lot I am afraid. Have you tried their customer support?
Good luck finding your phone!

Still wating 6 days x is there anything I can do please help x


hey marc i have lost my samsung galaxy core and i installed android lost app..but it didnt regestred. may be the thief threw my sim and i use adm but it show the location when i have my phone with me can there is any other way to track my phone without my sim ?? i have the imei no. please do reply…

Monica Reyessays:

Hi I lost my phone yesterday and it was dead at the time ; ( anyway im trying everything to locate it and I cant since its off so I remember backing up my pictures a few days a go to an app that came out on my phone but I cant remember the name 🙁 I did retrieve my dropbox ones but that only had pictures up to last year.. anything I can do?

Hi Monica,
Sorry for the late response. Hope you found your phone by now. As long as it isn’t turned on, there’s not much you can do, unfortunately. Should someone turn it on you could try locating it with the methods explained in my article.


Thanks for giving us this wonderful solution to track our lost Android phone without installing any app.. Keep sharing useful information like this. We are always welcome for valuable sharing.


Pranit Majgaonkarsays:

Hi mark,
This is Pranit from India. I want some help about my stolen galaxy note 2.
My cell phone was stolen on today morning at railway station and i FIR in police station but i’m not sure they will find my cell.
So my phone is connected with Samsung Dive but my phone showing is offline so it is not tracing. If it is online then it will trace or not and it will find by IMEI no? Pls help.

Hi Pranit,
I’m not familiar with Samsung Dive so I cannot be a great help with that, sorry. If you’re phone’s online and connected to your Google account, you should try using the Android Device Manager to locate it.


Send a SMS to the phone? On what number?

Hi there,
Could you please be more specific?


method 2: So, to register your device remotely, send an SMS with the text “androidlost register” to your phone.

If the phone has a SIM of which number you don’t know, how do you send a SMS to that number so you can activate AndroidLost?

Alright I see. If another SIM card was inserted then you won’t be able to send an SMS without the number, you’re correct.
Are you sure that another SIM is in your phone now? Have you tried Android Device Manager? This approach still works with another SIM, the only thing needed is a connection to your Google account.


First of all, let me say this is a good written article with useful information. I just stumbled upon that little thingy and wanted to let you know. My android devices are not lost… actually, one of them has IMEI null problem.

Shubham Chandanisays:

Hey Marc

I’ve lost my Xperia U. So I had to de-activate my SIM immediately. But every time I login with google account on Android Device Manager I see my device being used. Unfortunately the person is not online all the time so I cant trace his location. Will sending SMS on deactivated SIM still work in this case?

One weird thing I noticed is First name and last name of my gmail account is changed to a unknown name I suspect to be the man.



how can i find my phone number or tracking my phone location from dropbox if i lost my phone?give me a salutation.plz

Diyorbek Toshniyozovsays:

Hi ! Mr. Marc could you tell me how to find my iphone 4s withot Apple ID plz

4 days ago I’ve lost it
thanks any help


Hi Mark,
Last week some one stolen my S2 phone. At the same time the person removed sim card and phone has been turned off..i tried AVG anti theft application also. But today (12/03) i am trying to log in AVG account, its says account not created. i thing app has been removed from Phone. I got only one info sim company “Hutch” from google play store. (When we try to download any apps it will show our device name with network provider). It means my phone still with my gmail account only. I tried android device manager as well. No use.
Please is the any suggestion just let me know in order to trace my phone. Thanks for your help.


Hi Marc, thank you for your article. I have a problem with my 13 year old boy who uses to turn off the phone so I cant locate him whenever I have to. Do you know a way of knwonig where he is even with the phone off? Thank you



Your site was a life safer today. I stopped to pump gas and left my Samsung Note 3 on the trunk of my car. When I realized it was missing, I returned to the gas station and began to search frantically. After calming down, I found your blog and started the process with Android Lost. I had to remotely download the app and send a text message to get it up and running. After a few minutes, the map showed me that my phone was a mile and half away from where I was searching. I drove to that location and there it was in the ditch on the side of the road. Apparently, the Note 3 hung on for dear life at 55 mph for over a mile before relinquishing its grip. Thanks to the cover, the phone survived its bounce with the pavement. Thanks Marc.

Hi David,

That’s great! I’m glad my article helped you out. Thanks for sharing your story.


Hi Marc…so if the phone is not in your possesion you can not use the Androidlost app to lock the phone screen?

Roopa Lavanyasays:

Remote locking feature is available with this app.


Hi Marc, I’ve been trying to track my phone for the last few days. Will Android Device Manager work if the thief has done a factory reset? Is that what you mean by disconnecting it to my Google account?

Hi Jenny,
Yes, a factory reset will disconnect your phone from your Google account. It will delete all user settings. I hope you’ll be able to locate and retrieve it!


Hi Marc, just a question !! If the thief did the factory resets of the phone, then it will not appear on Android Device Manager. Then, how one can track the lost phone ? No options ??

Hi getgudi,
There are no real options to track a phone after a factory reset. Only if there was a tracking app installed that can “survive” such a reset.


Thanks Marc for your reply.. I can still see my device (Nexus 4) on Android device manager. Does it mean the thief has not performed any factory reset yet? If factory reset is done, do I loose my Google account associated with that device ? Dont we have an option to contact the device through its IMEI no the same way it is done with google account ? Sorry for asking too many questions !!


Hey Marc, Thanks for the great info. I have a question on Android Device Manager. I’ve tried to login to the google adm website and did a test… location identified. But in the Google Play store, i see an Android Device Manager app. Do i need to install that to get more functionality?



hey marc i wana to knw tht some1 stolen ma ph nd its switch off now 10 days hve been passed how can i track my phone plz tell me its really important for me….is there any other way to track it by its emi no or any other thing plz let me knw plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

pradeep kodithyalasays:

After loosing my samsung note2 i had changed all my passwords and when i logged to findmy mobile using samsung account the status of my note 2 is shown as offline.
now i am confused that whether my mobile is reset to factory or still the thief is using with my google account??


Hi Mac! My Samsung mobile phone had just lost yesterday and I guess someone had it already. First two hours, I could still contact my mobile number but after three or four hours, it couldn’t be reached. i haven’t installed any tracking app on it. I tried tracking it now but it shows that my phone is offline. I don’t really know what to do.

Seyed Husainsays:

any one please answer above question…. am also havin same situation ryt now… n i lost my mobile 4days before…

Lika Papillonsays:

it happen to me to, i installed with samsung lost my fon luckily before, but since it got stolen havnt seen it connected there, somehow my skype ius still installed skype told me, can i track with skype somehow? really no use for emei number? im gratefull for any help


Can I track my s4 when they take out the sim and factory resets it?


yes! i want this question answer …! come on marc

No that’s not possible without any prior work. A factory reset disconnects the phone from your Google account, which you need to track it. If you flash an anti-theft app like Cerberus, you can still track a phone after a factory reset. This has to be done before you lose it, obviously.

Taking out the sim card doesn’t disconnect your Google account. In this case, you should still be able to track it.

Gigi Margasays:

Cerberus work only on ROOTED phones.

ceberus will work on all phones but some advanced features will not work like screenshots and audio recording.


where will we get the information about the call logs and sms sent and received?
plz reply soon i really need ur help i lost my ph few hours ago

Sweta Shahsays:

Hi Marc, my mobile is stolen. if my mobile on switch off mode then possibility to trace my mobile location through IMEI number ? bcz who stolen my mobile they didn’t remove my sim card. when i make call on my mobile, it is switch off mode. so i thought my sim is safe into the mobile. but in my mobile no any tracking device. but i have IMEI number.

Palak Shahsays:

hey Marc,

Will the android device manager still show the device, if the lost phone is reformatted???? or since it is showing the device.. does it mean that the phone is not yet formatted??


My only issue is that you say no preinstalled app is necessary, but really it is. If you try to install remotely via the internet, yes the phone will try to install it, but if the thief glances at his desktop bar on the phone he will see it being downloaded and delete it for sure…


In fact, just to check it out I installed it on my phone and not only does it appear in the bar, it then asks you to approve the install! This obviously would not work if a thief stole the phone.

Sarah McNaughten Callsays:

Hi! So…. my young son “misplaced” my samsung galaxy tablet, the battery was dead…,., are their no options for me?? It could be buried in the garden for all I know :/ thanks for any help!

give him another phone and track him. :)). Just saw your question now, so Sorry for the late reply.


can I use just any other cell phone to send the remote activation message “android lost’ register – not understanding this,, is that something that needs to be done from a pre-registered texting program between a cell phone and google


Hello Marc,
My Nexus 4 stolen a week back. I can still see my stolen device (Nexus 4) on Android device manager. Does it mean the thief has not performed any factory reset yet? If factory reset is done, do I loose my Google account associated with that device ? Dont we have an option to contact the device through its IMEI no the same way it is done with google account ? Sorry for asking too many questions !!

Hi Marc.. someone stolen my S4 three weeks back. but i can see my mobile is online thruogh samsung account login. can you help me to find it out

Doug Robertsonsays:

This really works Well.


My samsung s duos2 is lost
and deone is online on skype from that phone
how can i get it back. I camt track location.
Pls let me know what can i do
my whatsapp +919757409004


Hi Marc, Thank you for all of this information. My son lost his galaxy cell phone. I tried to install the app but with no success. I believe the phone is turned on since the number still rings and he voicemail is active. However, I think the data option on the phone is off. If this is the case, can the android lost app still be installed remotely. Also, when you send the sms text “androidlost register”, can it be sent from any phone to the lost phone. This part is not clear to me. Finally the android device manager is active but can’t find the phone. Thanks in advance for the advice.

Hi Chan, Thank you for the kind words. Hm if the phone isn’t connected to the internet, there is no way to install the app remotely. You can keep trying. The SMS to register the app can be sent from any phone. Also, keep trying to locate the phone with the device manager. This is a more secure method, since sending an SMS with that text could alarm a potential thief. Hope you’ll find your son’s phone!

Also, should you get it back or buy a new one, install a tracking app right away. That makes it much easier. I wrote an article on that topic:


Thanks Marc,
I just installed a tracking app on my wife’s phone (better safe than sorry). The Samsung 3 and 4 both have issues where it will keep the mobile data on even though there is a WiFi connection available. They have been getting in the habit of turning off the mobile data while in a zone where WiFi is available. Unfortunately my son didn’t turn it back on before leaving for school. Therefore, I am screwed until the data is back on. I tried to call Verizon to see if they could enable data remotely or reboot phone remotely but they stated they can’t do it…..#frustrating. Thanks for the help anyway.

Syria pinonsays:

I got my phone stolen 2 days ago.. and im really sad im a minor and it was my sisters birthday party and i went inside and left my phone on a table and someone stole it and i have pictures on there i cant ever get back.. </3 i just want my phone back its not active but i hv alot on there and im wondering is there a way we can locate my email adress or my app # ?/… can u please help me if so can u please reach me @ my sisters email since i have no accses to mine

Harsh Bhardiyasays:

hi i lost my phone just a hour ago it do not have internet so wat now

Joseph A.says:

Hi Marc, My device is online through internet online (not through my tmobile network) but the internet connection is intermittent. I installed Android Lost Jumpstart first but am hesitant to install Android Lost before I can confirm with certainty that the phone successfully installed the Jumpstart portion. Is there a way to do that? Right now it just says ‘installed’ in my Google play account, but I know the connection my phone is on is very intermittent because when I try to located it on Android Device Manager sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt.

This is a VERY VERY, informative article I thank you so much for sharing.

Joseph a.asays:

To be clear, I meant my phone is online through Wifi, but its intermittent

Hi Joseph,
Hope you were able to track down your device. The only way to see if an app is installed without looking at the actual device is through the Play Store. I don’t know of any other method.


hi there.. i want to ask how about the thief log out our acc could the app help? and can we know that our acc have been log out form my phone…


my moms cell was just stolen she is at work is there anyway I can track from home on the computer with just her number?

Sorry to hear that. If she’s got an Android phone, you can track her phone using the methods described in the article.


If i change gmail account password via web browser on desktop, will my android updates its location to google? Is my android device manager still able to locate it?


after stolen phone .if they format ur phone?? .after that can u find ur device ????


Hey Marc, my Galaxy 4 active was stolen on my birthday of all days, sucks! i only had it for about a month and had no kind of security on it. the only thing ive got is the imei number and my google acct shows that the last activity was on my bday. is there anything i can do to track my phone?


Hi Marc, How android device manager can show me the last known location of my phone?


Hey Marc,
I tried installing android lost via the jumpstart method, but it does not work. Or better said, how do you see when the jumpstart app is actually installed? Also another question, what if you for example download the jumpstart app first and then the android lost app, but jumpstart wasn’t fully installed, would it still register the process or did I just screwed it up? Hoping to have some reaction from you, great article it was very informative but at the same time a bit difficult to achieve ^^


Hi Marc may I know how to tracking my Samsung Note 2 with my Skype still login at my stolen Phone?

Peter Sonsays:

Your information about
mobile apps is really interesting. Also I want to know the latest news about
mobile apps. Can you update it in your website?

Android Training in Chennai

Parag Agarwalsays:

I am surprised you have not mentioned google maps. It has a location history feature. Google device manager needs the GPS to locate your phone but Google maps also throws the location even with the cell triangulation method. Check it out. I have been using it for quite long.

Hi Parag,
To be honest, it surprises me as well that I haven’t thought about that. You are completely right. I will include your suggested method in a new update of the post. Thanks a lot for your commment!

Priya Ramansays:

Secure your Android devices from theft.

simple SMS can get your lost phone back



When user requested for this feature, our application will take picture with front camera and sends photo to the mail id mentioned in the application.


user will receive longitude and latitude of the phone location as SMS. by providing those details in, user can get the exact location of the phone.


When wrong password was given to unlock your phone for 3 times, you will get the photo of the person who is trying to unlock and longitude and latitude of the location.


Irrespective of the sound profile set, phone will play siren sound when it receive REQUEST-SIREN-START from the alternative phone number mentioned in the application.To stop the sound, application should receive REQUEST-SIREN-STOP as SMS


When the phone was switched off and the SIM was changed then our application will send the photo and location to the mail and SMS current location from the newly inserted to the phone number mentioned in the application.


When user thinks he won’t get his phone back, he can wipe his complete data from the phone with this service.

Hi Marc, thanks for this article. Really useful. I am wondering what i can do with my situation: i am currently in Rio de Janeiro for the world cup but due to large crowds, my phone got snatched yesterday. It is on airplane mode since i got here. The sad part is that i have a lot of my important documents on the sd card such as passports, credit cards, etc. Because it only happened yesterday, i am wondering whether there’s a way to delete the sd card immediately as i don’t know when or if they will log online. Thanks in advance.

Hi Len,
Damn, sorry to hear that. I hope that doesn’t effect your world cup experience too much. Unfortunately, your phone needs access to the internet. Without it you can’t delete any files, lock or locate it.

I recommend that you keep trying to locate it with Android Device Manager or alternatively Google Maps Location History and hope that someone turns off flight mode and connects to the web. Location History should also work without you having to click refresh all the time.

If you’re not able to delete your files with the device manager, try using Android Lost instead.

Hope you’ll be able to delete/wipe your data! Enjoy the rest of the world cup!


i used google to upload my contacts does that mean the phone is registered to my google account? my lost device does not show up as a phone on my account but the one that did not get lost shows up. can two phones be on one account

What if internet is not available? TiSPY helps you to Locate phone.

There is a Limitation of Google Account. Your phone must have internet connectivity.

We have discovered it solution. TiSPY service has a feature called SMS Command. There are too many SMS Commands TiSPY service support. Refer

All of them are used when the phone has no internet connectivity and you want to perform operation on your phone.

Now what you need to do?

Just send Locate Phone Command to your lost phone. On receiving the command, Application will send back you its accurate location link.

Clicking the link, you will find where your phone dropped.

TiSPY CTO has lost his phone some where near beach at Korea. After around 10 minutes, he recognized, He recovered his phone using Location Phone SMS Command.


hey marc,My tablet is still missing I am only 9 and yesterday I lost it.I looked every where. I am so sad that my family wont help me find it. i help them with everything and wont even help me would you please do it for me I live in 706 zlothing circle apt.2 freehold new jersy 07728. PLEASE HELP ME MY TABLET IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I did find my phone, but not by one of the apps..battery was dead. Has any one had any problems after finding their phones after installing any of these apps?

Hey Marc quick question. I downloaded the the other app before the jump start app by accident. I have an I pad which I am using but can I solve this? I also got the android manager and it says my phone

*location is turned off how can I solve this? Thanks for your help

Aarnav Kumarsays:

If some one is using samsung s4 in aeroplane mode is there any possibility to trace that phone .. If yes plzz tell me

you should report lost on

and share link as possible eg-friend’s facebook


axad khansays:

hey .. i lost my android phone somehow. or some one stole it but its off ..can anyone give me some idea that i can find that phone . while its switched off… me …i am so ;(

i guess if in airplane mode it’s uncontactable but i’m not 100% sure!

it raises interestin’ so simple to stop phone from being tracked if it where so,..i guess!


Hi Marc, i have installed the apps on my phone. The next steps is to activate the administrator operations :- (erase all data, change screen unlock password,lock the screen etc). Would like to know if i activate it on my phone, will all my data lost ? I am just worried and new to this apps.


Hello marc…
My samsung s5 has been stolen.
I didnt have any tracking installed…so the operater said the phone is active alltrought i had pin and pattern he somehow found out pin and pattern. So i see now my phone online in findmyphone samsung but he turned off remote control and i can not reach its locaation or anything. Inside was just sim for internet withoout calls. My Google accounts are disabled what else can i do i was ar the police and gave a report. In my coutry two yers ago the same thing happend somebody stole my phone i did report on the police and my operater. They track my imei of my phone and his new sim and the found him and gave me my phone back. But now im in switzerland and here carrier swisscom said they can not tracjkk the phone down they can just lock it. What do u suggest?

Little Girlsays:

I don’t think it is possible to get lost iphone with IMEI. I recommend using some anti-theft tweaks, such as iLostFinder from which is free. It captures photos of the thief and sends them to you by email.


What if someone stole my phone and turned it off right away… is there still a way to find it?

Leighton Jenkinssays:

Have you come across an a crowd-sourced way of finding things called StrayHat? They have name labels with a QR code ( see pic). It allows you to label clothes as well as kids school stuff. Obviously you can also attach to iPad, IPhone, Samsung Android devices too


sir,please help me to find my xperia sp,it’s without internet connection
so what to do?


Hey Marc. My Lenovo P780 was recently stolen and I had moved a few pics to the photo vault in app lock, for which I do not have a backup! The phone is connected to my google account. Is there any way I can get my phone back? Or is it at least possible to retrieve the pics hidden in app lock? Thanks.


My samsung s5 is dead and lost is there anyway to locate it.

Roopa Lavanyasays:

Here is the best android application to find lost phone.

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Kamran Shahzadsays:

amazing, i have been using android since 2 years but i didn’t know that i could be tracked without any app. thanks for the great article.

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Moriah Mooresays:

The GPS on my phone is turned off and im trying to figure out an alternative to tracking my phone. The number to my phone is no longer in service and I cant remember the serial number or the last four digits. I’ve tried ADM numerous times yesterday and today. Its there a way for to still track my phone? Do I have a chance on finding its exact location even though the GPS is off? I need help and I need it fast !!

Android Lost is really a great app that I could recommend anyone! And the features you have mentioned in this post was adding more values to the app. Thanks Marc!

Roopa Lavanyasays:

I got lost my android mobile http:// good app.i can trank the location and get it.


Hi my Samsung was recently stolen but the battery was dead (not so sure cause it was on the charger) then when I came home it was gone but no one broke into the house. I don’t want to download anything but I was wondering who can I find it.

you should report lost on

and share link as possible



Here’s a video tutorial for how to use the best android lost program out there, it can still send commands to your phone even without mobile internet wifi or gps turned on!


This is so good. All I know is just using some spy apps like iLostFinder to find my lost iphone. Today I have a new way.

Interesting to see -… thank you it’s well done 🙂


I changed my google password after my phone was stolen – Can I still do the android lost thing? When you change your google password on a computer it logs you out on your phone – am I screwed now because the app can’t be downloaded on my phone because of this?

I’m sorry to say that but yes. Having some sort of connection with your phone is crucial if you want to track it down. Do you have Dropbox installed with camera upload activated? Then you might have a chance.

Yep your screwed


my samsung galaxy was stolen and i cant recover it

The screen on my galaxy s5 cracked so my insurance company mailed me out another one and the package was left on my front door and the package was stolen. Since this was a brand new phone that had not been set up at all, is there anyway to track that phone? I’m sure the thief put their own Sim card in the phone and set it up with their own google acct since the phone came as a blank slate. Is there anyway to track that phone?


Hi Marc I lost my android phone my uncle blocked the phone so nobody get onto it until we find it I’m pretty sure it’s stolen but it is out of charge completely is there anything I should do or just give up?

Hi Archie! What do you mean by “blocked”? The sim card? That would mean that the phone itself can still be used. You should still be able to track it if it’s still connected to your Google account. If you changed your Google password, then there’s not much you can do to find it (except the Dropbox method if you have picture upload turned on).

E. Mqzsays:

What exactly will the Android Device Manager “erase”? Once erase will my google account still be connected to that device?

It will basically do a factory reset, including disconnecting your device from your Google account (and any other account). It will be in the same state as when you first turned it on.


i have lost my samung phone in Bus Travelling /pick Pocketed. can i block imei no so that no body will use the phone or when someboy insert sim i will get number please help me

What if I have more devices? how can I select other phone/tablet in android ?


to remotely install this, when I sent the activation text won’t the person see it and know what is going on?


hi! i had lost my lenovo phone few month ago 🙁 currently using samsung with the same google account to do tracking but it turns to track my current device instead of the lost one. how do i configure this to track the previous devices.(lenovo)


Hi, I lost my android phone aug 4 2014. I tried contacting it but it wont ring, it automatically say call ended. Is it in flight mode? I dont know. I just reset it so it doesnt have a password. All my connected accounts like facebook, twitter, ig, google and others were also disconnected since I just reset the phone. It so devastating since the culprit can access my phone very easily without any hassles. All apps to track android phones needs internet and connected google account to locate the phone so Im being very pessimistic about this case. And even if I locate it how can I even prove that its mine since it has very little traces that its mine. Only pictures and some contacts can only prove that its mine which unfortunately were very easy to delete anyway. 🙁 It really saddens me. im now hopeless if I’ll ever have it back. Do you have any other way to track a phone in this case? or any suggestion. I only had that phone for 5 months and now its stolen. 🙁


I cannot get android lost to register

i lossed my mobile some one turn off the mobile and change the sim how can i trace that phone

Hi do you know if the phone does not have internet access when i lost it, is there another way, like a SMS, to send an alarm or location?? thank you!


hi someone has stolen my sony xperia miro yesterday in a train, could u please help me out


Do you know of ways to find a windows phone without an app?

Nikki Mishrasays: is best place for to find lost and stolen phones. awareness will stop mobile theft culture from our society.


This information was an incredible help!!! Thank you so much for documenting the variety of options which might help. So grateful!

hi marc , i hv lost my android phone and the person has changed the sim card too it is away from my reach so please tell me how to install android lost app on my phone.


Okay question, there is an “enable lock and erase” button on the google device manager. If I pressed that could I still locate my phone? Or would it also clear the google account that its connected to therefore making it impossible to locate?

Eireene Jairee Gomezsays:

Hi Marc! Those are such great ways to locate someone’s phone. I tried it w/ some phones and it actually works. But yeah, someone stole my android phone just this weekend. I already tried the Google Play ADM but it wasn’t able to locate my phone. I guess it’s turned off, not connected to the internet or my google account is logged out. Can the IMEI of my phone help me in locating it? That’s my only hope for now I guess. Can you help me with that? I’ll be grateful for your response! Thank you!

renee olsensays:

Good samsung s4 was stolen last week..i blacklisted the ph and repirted it to there any way to still locate the was onlh 3weeks old..regards renee




Thanks but none of this really worked. These things will work if the thief is brainless. The first two things a thief would do are remove the simcard and factory reset the phone. Thanks anyways

Hi marc what if my galaxy tablet 10.1 has low battery it has been lost for at least 10 days i think its battery lmight be dead can it still be located? I tried to find it with the android device manager but no luck


Is it a way to find the device if it is not connected to internet (turned off?
I lost my phone for some days ago.


Hi Marc
Jumpstart is no longer working, because Android Lost Contact says (July 2014) Google updated their API. Still not fixed. So any ideas what now if I need to remotely connect?


Sorry I meant not working on Android versions greater than 3.

Thanks for the info Francine! I updated the article a couple days ago including that information.

Helen Bensays:

How detailed the information it is. I can’t believe my eyes. It is so helpful for us to find our phone back when our phone is losing. But besides that, I also know another way
that can be used to track lost phone. It is iKeyMonitor. But according to my understanding, one should install it on the phone before phone lost. Glad to share.

Hii can i ask a question.. can i install the app Online am i right ? But first the one who stole my phone need to accept the AndroidLost app if he connect to the Playstore .. but i think my sim card is not already there so do u think i can still recover it ? :/

I dont think theree’s anywayyy. because the sim card needs to be there


I find this really useless… I use Samsung and I hate how these phones can have their back taken off. Also, you could easily reboot them and start from scratch. I had my phone stolen and 6 hours after I came home to start to search for it I found Android Device Manager, the thief like I presumed took out the battery and is just waiting to learn how to reboot the phone. I just lost the phone forever. There still is a way for all phones. When you buy your phone, it comes with all these stickers right? Those are serial codes and there is a reason they are identical, each phone has a unique serial code. When a thief takes your phone you can take that saved serial code and give it to any mobile network carrier, preferably the one you were already using, and they can track that phone once it is connected to the internet, so If the person rebooted or took out the battery, you still have a chance to find your phone. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to figurew the method out until days after my Note 2 was gone. I’m going to go for Note 4 now and take all the precautions I should have with my previous phone.

CCARE Repsays:

I work as a customer service rep for a major cellular provider. If your device is stolen, and you don’t have any tracking app on your device other than it being linked to your google acct, there is NO way for your cellular provider to track your device. If you report your device stolen to your provider, they can blocklist the device. If the thief attempts to use your device with another provider, your device may work for a day or two, until the other provider realizes the device was stolen and suspends the service. And even when you do have a location app, the device must be on for it to work with the device’s GPS locator. I advise customers to use a 4 digit PIN or swipe pattern to lock their device. If it is entered incorrectly 10 times, it blocks the device and can potentially deactivate the SIM card. There is usually a message to contact the cell provider for a PIN Unblocking Key (PUK) and they would have to provide acct holder’s name as well as other info to verify who they are. If they cannot, and the rep suspects fraudulent activity, there are steps taken to ensure your acct is protected even if we can’t locate where your device is. With all that said, protecting a cellular device is ultimately the user’s responsibility, not the carrier’s or manufacturer’s.

my mobile is stolen. if my mobile on switch off mode then possibility to trace my mobile location through IMEI number ? bcz who stolen my mobile they didn’t remove my sim card. when i make call on my mobile, it is switch off mode. so i thought my sim is safe into the mobile. but in my mobile no any tracking device and do u have anyother way as i can switch of my mobile phone for the forever as he cannot use my cell phone again and he cannot switch no my mobile


Nice article here comes the advance method to find and locate your android smartphone very easily

hey marc i hv lost my grand II nd the thief has switched it off any suggestions

Ashlyn Stylessays:

Hi marc how can I find my android if its turned off and the gps iS turned off ? Without an app and the Android device manager isnt working so what do I do please respond

hi, is there an app that you can use to track your phone even the phone is off? im thinking about a way to tracked down snatchers by the owner from the moment they notice that their phone is missing. thru this you can catch a lot of bad guys 🙂

perhaps manufacturing companies dont really want to help people who losses their phone to get it back , so they can buy again lol, just wondering

I have sprint family locator activated on my stolen tablet. But every time its on and thief is using it, it givse a 2.5 miles radius which is not helpful at all. It was very new so all I had on it was avg free edition. With device manager it doesnt have any location history from upto a week before the theft. I don’t know what to do. And I have looked into a ton of stuff about it these last two weeks.

Dmirty Medinasays:

hey I really need your help. I lost my phone just yesterday, how can I track my android phone while my google account is not signed in my phone? please help me, im dying


My device Samsung Galaxy S4 lost during my visit to some outstation in India, 8 days back. I used to work on net but unfortunately not activated the track feature on it. However it was linked with my google account but It is showing no any history / location etc. I blocked my sim on next day i lost my device.

Now, can anybody suggest if i can locate my phone by any manner if the guy not using internet ? any possibility to make my phone dead for user ?

Pls suggest ?

hi so yesterday someone stole my purse from car with my Samsung phone is it still possible to find it cause maybe they deleted my account from the device or maybe they just threw my phone away it would be helpful if I could find my phone because then I could maybe find my purse as well thank you:)

how to trace a mobile number?

I have android phone Galaxy S5 but yesterday night i loss my mobile but my google account was active when i loss my mobile and i already have a password for geing inside can you please guide me what i do i m really very tense.

please give me a good suggestion

Marita Brosesays:

is there a way that you can tur on the internett for a stolen phone?

frank avilsays:

go to my blog and learn to track a phone even faster with only the phone number

if i install the lostandroid app will the lost lost phone get a notification or message saying im looking for the phone? im afraid the thief will find out by recieving a notification and disconnect from my google account if they recieve a message im searching for my phone!

Kamaldeep Singhsays:

hello freinds….somebody has stolenm my android phone. which method of locating is best…. please tell me…

caton Calderonsays:

Could this work if your phones celular service was turned off?


I have lost my samsung but and I have a google account, but the internet wasn’t on when I lost it, is there any way that I could possibly ask my network, giffgaff, to turn it on?


Hey all, my husband had his smart phone samsung galaxy s5 stolen today. I noticed you can look in your google profile and find your search history. When I hover over a search that was made, I noticed longitude and latitude coordinates. Does anyone know if this is WHERE the search was made? See screen shot below.



My screen shot isn’t working 🙁

Thank you soooo much! I used the tracker app – it worked perfectly. I owe you 200$ <3

Hi Gabe,
That’s great! Hearing success stories like yours really make my day.


hi .my itouch tablet was stolen from can i trace it? i have its imei code and google account .plz help me,


my mobile phoone is missing please help me to recover my mobile

Lika Papillonsays:

how did you do it?did u download it to other fon or computer?does it work via googlemail account?

Hi Marc, unfortunately I already erased my gmail account after 1 month my phone was lost. It is still possible to locate my phone.

Missing my S4says:

OK, so my phone is off and has been lost for about a week now, I am desperate to find it. I know it wasn’t stolen because it was my daughter (5) who has lost it. Is there anyway I can use the google maps or anything to find it. We do have another android in the house and was wondering if I could search for it some how that way. PLEASE PLEASE tell me there is hope.

As long as it’s turned off, you won’t be able to track it. But, if location history was turned on, you should be able to see the phone’s location history (more info about that in the article). Hope you’ll find it!

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OMG THIS SAVED MY LIFE! hahahaha thank you so much i spent 2 days looking for my phone and after reading this i used the Android Device Manager to ring it and found it! I’m one of those constantly silent phone people :/ but again thank you! ;)xx

Hehe, mine is also mostly in silent mode. Had to do the same thing a couple times already 🙂

Just lost my phone few hour ago, but i cant able to reset it coz my phone internet connectivity is off.

So my boyfriend lost his phone at work and it is turned off. When called it goes straight to voicemail. He has no tracking device on there now like the GPS of any apps. So I was wondering if there was anyway to track it? Considering it is off and there is no apps downloaded on phone to find it.

Hi Haley! As long as it’s off, you won’t be able to track it. However, you should check out the location history (see post). If location history is enabled on the phone, you might see its last recorded location.

Ive lost my phone and cant find it!!! Im still connected to my google account on it but it is rooted and has no service. will I be able to track it

Why so shady James?????

A dude whose really gratefulsays:

So helpful. Thank you SOOOO much!!!



thank you so much! found my phone right away after seeing this article


How can i send text to my lost phone when it dont have sim card??

thank you for this, marc.


Hi Marc, Thank you for these easy to follow directions! The problem for me is I have two phones both linked to my google account and it tracked my unlost phone. Is there a way to track a second phone?

Eric Lamoureuxsays:

Thanks so much for this post. I left my phone at school and with this I was able to make it ring. Luckily a janitor found it

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Shubhank Bhatiasays:

sir i hav lost my phone today in the afternoon…n even i dont know whether the battery is in the phone itself or not….plss help me out sir plsss….

i have a lock on my phone and the wifi is turned off,, is there anyway i can track it?

ayush sharmasays:

hello people…i visited hyderabad fpr a few days…i lost my phone at the hotel before 3 hors from my departure train….please help…the device was switched off…there was no battery …i stay in kolkata….please give me best ways…@


Hi Marc, I hope you can give me any advise on my circumstances. I lost my phone on a Friday night (Oct 17, 11.12pm), a Galaxy S5. Fortunately, I have my GPS and mobile data turned on all the time and the phone is also secured with my fingerprint lock as well as the reactivation lock. The first call I made did reached to my phone but no one picks it up, subsequently I made the second call immediately, the fella who took it then removed the battery to make it dead (I still remember there’s 50% of battery left).

Currently, I’m using FindMyMobile and Android Device Manager to locate my phone, it has been 3 days since I lost it and I have no response at all when locating them. Until then I saw this article and found this Google History Location, it gives more clues to me showing my phone is still within’ the suburb. But this info is quite limited as it only provides until (18 Oct, 2:55am). There’s no any location history provided in 19/10/2014

For now, there are few assumptions I can make is that, first, the fella still can’t use my phone because I can see my device on FindMyMobile and ADM but in offline status. I say this is because if he hard reset my device, all my data should be wiped out such as Google account, right? Plus, if he bypass through my Samsung Reactivation Lock, my device also shouldn’t be seen again in FindMyMobile, right?

But now what I hope is that, the fella would handed the device to the police station as I’d already lodged a loss report. One thing, I might have done wrong is that I deactivated the SIM card inside my phone which could bring connection to the phone. Now the phone doesn’t have any connection at all, so the fella will just stuck at the lock screen as he couldn’t access into my phone to connect to a Wi-Fi.

You would thought that he will suck up my phone bill but I’m on a postpaid which gives me 3GB data, 300 minutes of international call and quite a substantial amount of time for local calls unless he uses my phone for roaming.

So do you have any better advice for me? Could the fella, by any chance, could still connect to any internet connection again?

As you read this, I believe you can no doubt feel my desperation of finding my phone back. Not really because is the phone’s value that matters to me but the personal data inside is very precious to me, that’s why I decided not to wipe out my phone.

Hi Edward. Sorry to hear about your situation. I’d be desperate as well, no doubt. You’re right, deactivating your SIM card prevents your phone from going online. The only way would be that the guy with your phone is close to a Wi-Fi network that is saved on your device. Besides that, it could go online if the person puts in his SIM card which has a data plan. But then again, why switch SIM cards if the phone has a lockscreen.

I hope the person manages to get through it somehow so that he connects to the internet somehow. That’s the only promising way I can think of (plus switching SIM cards).


Thank you Marc for hearing my matter. Initially I was thinking of protecting my phone bills because I am afraid that guy might go out of Australia (which is quite unlikely) so that roaming would charge me up more than what the phone cost itself because he could simply switch SIM card to another phone (I don’t have PIN on SIM card) until I realize this Google location history thingy.

Closer Hutsays:

My samsung galaxy S3 got lost and it isn’t connected to the internet. what can i do? is is gone for good?

You should find the answer in my FAQ post to this article:

tarek roukossays:

hey marc i just lost my nexus 5 i have android lost on it but the phone is switched off what can i do :/

Hi Tarek. Have a look at my FAQ article to this post:

Hi! I was just wondering, if you have a tablet and it gets stolen before your one year warranty is up, would you be able to get another one for free, shipped to you?


No. The phone itself does not cover the lost of your device. If you bought it from a network provider together with an insurance plan then they will give you a new and free tablet.

Roopa Lavanyasays:

I have tested MobileAntiTheft app and it worked great, IT find my phone exact location.

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ebbah korsahsays:

hello guys can any one help me i just lost my phone last friday ,i have called several times it has been switched off i had a google account on it i tried the instructions up there but it tells me location unavailable but the last seen online appears which is 23 october 2014 can any pls help me out

Damla Denizlilisays:

hey did u get an answer on this?

Ali Imransays:

My phonw has no internet connection, but it has connected to google account. How ???

Marc, can a stranger use these techniques to find a kid? Someone’s been smsing my kid. I’ve switched the phone off. Should I also get a new number?

Hi Adam, these methods could only be used by a stranger if he has access to the Google account of the ‘hacked’ person. If the phone number is saved in the Google account, then it’s possible to send that person messages.

If you feel uncomfortable than you should go ahead and get a new number for your kid. And to be safe, change the Google password if your kid’s phone is connected to one.

my tablet lenovo s5000 missing……want can i do?
in that tablet no voice call ?…hw to track?

report @
after finish open your report and
click on share on your report page best of luck

So I lost my Samsung phone about a week ago..and it has no pre-installed tracking apps. how do I activate android lost considering i got my sim blocked through service provider? Are there any other methods?

If you lost your mobile phone in INDIA,Then you should report lost on
and share link as possible

Thank you so much for this article it really helped 😀

Aria Calhounsays:

what can you do when the phone is not on and you don’t have the app installed on your phone because my Samsung s2 got stolen today at school and it may be dead right now so is there anything else I can try or website before my phone is lost for good or they actually do something to attempt to get in my phone I just need to know because I want and need my phone back immediately

If memory serves, Lookout has an app that you can install from the Play Store without having your phone available. As long as it’s on, it’ll load and install, then let you know where it’s at.


i have lost my samsung galaxy s duos 2. how to track it?

report @
after finish open your report and
click on share on your report page good luck

Vineeta Guptasays:

Last week my phone fell off the highway into grass, pretty high grass. I tried to look for it but could not find it. I did not see this post until now. So I had no idea that I could trace my phone like this. I got my old phone reconnected. Now I am regretting not having seen this post. Is there any way I can still find the lost phone? I know the general area where it fell off. I have two months worth pictures in that phone that I am most concerned about and would love to get them back. Any suggestion is helpful.

I lost my phone yesterday but none of this is work. I tried AndroidLost but all it shows is the phone I was on not to connect to another phone. Do you know how you can connect my old phone?

I have photos of myself on my phone that was lost is there anyway I can delete them? The person who stole my phone could of resetted my phone easily and when they go back since my SD Card is still in there they would be able to see my photos or easily just take out the SD Card and put it on their computer and see photos. Is there any other way I can delete them? I have a Google Account connected and i won’t let me find the location do you know whyy? please repllyyy my phone has alot of private stuff

this website a life saver, when i thought i lost my phone I googled how to track it and found the person that stole it

Hi. Re: HELP – FIND MY PHONE – I work for a small charity helping young homeless people and have 5 staff with Samsung’s who lone work. We wish to be able to keep an eye on where staff are using an android phone for staff safety reasons but do not wish to start opening Google accounts etc. Is there n way we can set these up on phones? Can anyone tell me? Thanks. Pat

My phone whent missing today and it ran out of battery, it’s a Sony Xperia Z and does not have 3G can I track it somehow? Some one please reply It will really help me!

ayush dodrajkasays:

my sony xperia c3 phone has been stolen..when it was stolen internet was on and i was also loggen in to my android play store, gmail account, facebook and other social media….hey marc plzz help me out in tacing my phone back…i took it one month before by saving my 6 monts stipend… is der any way by which i can trace it????? plzz help

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kayla hillhousesays:

what can i do if i have a google account set up to my phone but it does not have internet access?

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Naresh Landamsays:

Google’s Android Device Manager helps you to remotely locate your device and wipe your phone’s data, if it is lost or stolen. It also provides protection to your lost phone by enabling remote locking. I found this info in here, give it a look it wold be helpful,

Kaveer Sharmasays:

Guys you can also register your mobile phones and all other gadgets be it a car ,bike camera etc on it is indeed a free website that helps your find your lost gadget back …. and in case if you are looking to purchase a pre-owned device you can check its authenticity on too

#not marketing or advertisement post #just impressed the way it works.


lost and found something anywhere in India..
Just log on to
Ab complaint nahi login kar

My phone is stolen and off and I NEED ANSWERS ASAP please and I have an android

report @

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hello Sir Marc.. My samsung phone was stolen last november 2 2014. then he used it last november 4 and 5. I had just track it right now. so far there is no update about my lost smartphone. is there anything I can do?


Sir Marc What do you mean of this? the last date that my phone was online was on november 5, 2014 and in the google play store it says that the operator was smart communications what was that?
here is the picture



Kaveer Sharmasays:

We can also be registering our mobile phones, tablets on a website like which is developed to do the same and help us out in case we lose it or if it gets stolen.”its just that people are not aware about it yet but should be soon”

Hello my name is janet my phone is lost but not activated what can i do?

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hope it helps good luck

Friends, there are professional invisible apps on the market which don’t need internet connection turned on or google location turned on! My phone was stollen and i wasn’t able to find it, but since then I bought an invisible app rather than to pay again for a new phone. And it works indoor also…

what if my device has no access to the internet

Can you find your android tablets serial number remotely to help? Would that help recover stolen goods?

What happens if you lost your phone and its turned off do you have any other techniques to help.

Swt Balasays:

hai. . Am bala. . i lost my Moto g 2nd gen two days back. . i tried to find it but the person who stole my mobile switched off it. . now i dnt knw what yo do.? is there any possibilities to find it and get my mobile back. . plz help me. ?

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Hi i need a help. I lost my samsung s5 3 days ago and i am positive that nobody finds it yet because my phone is still ringing everytime i ring it. I cannot track it because it doesn’t have internet connection. Can u help me please?

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Brett Charles Pilonsays:

Someone needs to come up with something that works just through the network, not through data or wifi. The phone companies need to do better in protecting and supporting their clients in times of need, especially someone stealing there phone or even losing it and not having it returned. It’s horseradish that I miss-placed my phone at a restaurant or someone stole it from my house afterwards that I can’t locate it because I have been turning my data off when not in use. Only doing so because the phone company thinks it’s a good idea to randomly charge me massive amounts of data randomly while I am not using my phone, or charging my data up the yang for using my data a few times while traveling a couple hours to a different town. Get real phone companies, figure it out.


i lost my phone yesterday. it got stolen actually. now the phone is switched off. so there is no internet access. and screen lock option is active too. so is it possible to get my phone back even if its formatted, or even if its switched off?

Darren McLeansays:

You can also try to find your mobile phone with web application for mobile phone location

my phone’s language isnt english if i write the sms commands in english will it work and it says ‘This is a very useful feature in case your phone is not connected to the internet ‘ in the info section so if send a message like androidlost connect to internet will it connect or do i have to wait until they connect to net

shailendra srivastavasays:

What if the stolen device has been continuously switched off till its IMEI plate has been changed to new IMEI? Can anyone tell me the way to find my stolen phone in the given situation?

Nayan pawarsays:

How do I get my HTC phone back?
It has been stolen BT the user is not using It..He has simply switched off my device…

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I lost My S4 and by Android Device Manager its just showing Last on line was 29 November 2014….. can i get Any clue as Mobile is Switched off now

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I have read your blog and i got a very useful and knowledgeable information from your blog.its really a very nice article.


Hi Marc, I’m really dumb when it comes to all this technical stuff but am really hoping you may be able to assist me. I misplaced my iPhone yesterday and know the battery was really low. I tried to call it last night and of course the battery had already died. Is there anyway of me tracking it when it’s off? I don’t have any tracking app’s loaded but am logged into my gmail account permanently on the device.

Manmeet singhsays:

i have lost my micromax canvas 2 a110 its not connected with internet or google acoount so what to do …?

Hey! I tried to use Google´s android device manager. And it worked, thankyou. My stolen phone is turned off, so i can see that last time it was used 11.december 2014. Is it possible to find out where it was used then (when it last time was turned on) ??????THANKYOU 4 ANSWERS

Darren Przybylasays:

Im in the same boat here. My phone is lost or stolen. I know its off now because my battery only lasts a day and its been over a week. When I go to Android Device Manager there is a spinning arrow that says connecting to your device, than it eventually stops and says location unavailable last online March 9th and today is the 17th. It gets worse though, the phone is in my car, which has also gone missing. I spoke with the police about it and they say they don’t know of anyway of tracking cell phones. So I was hoping you could help me get my phone back, which will lead me to my car.

Greg Williamssays:

Hi everyone, I do hope my post gets read and hopefully helps somebody along the line.i will never forget the help Priest Grace render to me in my marital life. i have been married for 7 years now and my husband and i love each other very dearly . after 7 years of our marriage my husband suddenly change he was having an affair with a lady outside,i notice it then i was praying for divine intervention the thing became more serious i told my pastor about it we prayed but nothing happen. my husband just came home one day he pick up his things and left me and the kids to his mistress outside at this time i was confuse not knowing what to do again because i have lost my husband and my marriage too. i was just checking my mails in the office when i saw someone sharing her testimony on how Priest Grace temple help her out with her marital problems so i contacted the email of priest Grace i told him my problem and i was told to be calm that i have come to the right place that i should fill some information concerning my self i did after 35 minus he called me again congratulating me that my problems will be solve within three days time. he told me what went wrong with my husband and how it happen.that they will restored my marriage but i will make a free donation to their oracle at home anything my heart told me. to my greatest surprise my husband came to my office begging me on his knees that i should find a place in my heart to forgive him i quickly ask him up that i have forgiven him.friends your case is not too hard why don’t you give priest Grace a try they work surprises because i know they will also bring back your husband. contact him

thanx to this app my phone was taken by sm1 in gym and my locator was off i found it due to help of this thanx a lot

Hi, I am trying to track my Samsung android phone from my husbands ipad bt it keeps picking up his Samsung phone not mine and there is no option to change the phone number (I never even put in a phone number at first but it automatically picks up his phone). What do I do please? Thanks Julie



Godwin Ellasays:

I want to share a testimony on how a spell caster (OGUN LOVE SPELL IS THE BEST) helped me in getting my EX lover back, I was married to him in 2005, ever since then I was living happily with him, but everything changed when I was unable bare him a child, so last year January I was sent out packing from his home, I went out from his house, I was in great pain, I looked worried, coz I loved him so much, I told my friend about whats going on, she introduced me to the great spell caster (ogun love spell), she gave me his email, I emailed him, he asked me to buy some items faithfully I did all he asked of me. He told me not to bother, that Im going to bear him children immediately he comes back to me, two days later my Husband came with his friends and started begging for forgiveness, and asked me to come back home, I forgive him, I went back to him, luckily I was pregnant, here I am today am now a mother, I gave birth to a set of twins, a boy and a girl, and we are living happily, DR.Ogun thank you very much, if you are passing through any hardship and you are looking for break through kindly email Dr ogun on, call him via +2347032286452


my question is …… marc are you single ?


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hey Marc

i lost my s5 yesterday the battery was 15 % and it didn’t have access to the internet

so can i track it back or the phone is gone

Sangram Dahiphalesays:

I lost my samsung galaxy core 2 SM-G355H within 3 days after I bought. Please help me to find it.