Lost Your Smartphone? Google Will Find It!

Google Phone Finder

G oogle has a new feature for people who lost or mislaid their Android smartphone. It's called Google Phone Finder.

Open Google search in a browser and type "Find My Phone". If you have access to an internet connected computer, Google will search and locate your Android phone.

Whether its nearby or left it in a bar, restaurant or taxi, Google will ring the phone or show you its location in Google Maps.

Google Phone Finder can ring your lost smartphone for 5 minutes. If your phone was on silent, it will ring at lowest volume setting.

Another useful tool, is Android Device Manager, which can be used to find misplaced Android Tablets.

Android Device Manager also allows you to secure wipe personal data from Android devices, essential if you want to sell or give away the phone.