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How to Track Android Phone using Google

by Jayant

You can track Android phone through Google. Yes, Dearest Google has a solution to track your Lost Android phone. But, you have to prepare yourself to face that situation. If you have your phone right now while reading this, follow the steps given under to enable the tracking of your Android by Google.

If you are here to track an Android phone, you can bypass the first heading and go to the second part of the post which is How to Track Android Phone?

If you are here just to get some info about Android Tracking go on and if you have your phone right now while reading this, follow the steps given under to enable the Android tracking so that Google can help you.

Using Google Device Manager, you can track an Android phone, you can make your phone Ring and erase the data of your Android device.

Also Read: How to Project Android Screen to PC

So, What you have to do?

How to Enable Android Device Manager?

To enable the Android Device Manager on the Android phone, follow the steps while reading this post.

#1. Go to Settings

#2. Under Personal, Go to Location.

#3. Under location service, tap on Google Location History.

#4. Here you would see your Google account and the name of your device. Make sure location history for both the option is switched ON.

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#5. Now go back and tap on Mode. Now, there would be 3 options. But, you have to select High Accuracy. In this option, Google can use GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile network to track the location.

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#6. Go back to the Settings, tap on security option. Now, go to Device administrators, Select the Android Device Manager. Some phone manufacturers provide their own Securities like Motorola Device policy comes in Moto phones. If your phone has another security option, select that also (in case).


So, these are the steps, you have to select to enable the Android Device Manager on your phone. Your phone is now ready to be tracked by Google whenever needed.

Remember that, there is no 3rd party Android Device Manager apk. It is an inbuilt service of Android and do not try to install 3rd Party app that claims to be Android Device Manager apk because you don’t need to do that. Android Device Manager is an inbuilt service by Google to all Android users. So, don’t rely on any tracking app that claims to be Android Device Manager apk.

How to Track an Android Phone Location using Google Account?

To track an Android phone. Follow these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome (preferred) or any other browser on Computer, Tablet, or smartphone.

2. Go to Google.com and search for “Where is my phone” or “Find my phone”. If you have a Samsung Galaxy, you can also enter Find my Samsung phone to track down your phone.

3. If you are on the Google Chrome and Google account is already signed in then it would directly show the location of your Android phone on the search result page.

4. If you are on another browser, simply visit Google Security. Here, you have to log in to your same Google account that is logged in your Android phone and you would get the Device Name. Choose your device. Then, there would be a couple of options like Lock your phone, Reach out to the carrier, calling, etc.


If you want to locate your phone, select the first option, which is Locate. Click on it.

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6. A new window would appear and here you would see Google Map showing the current location of your phone. There are other options including Ring, Lock, and Erase. using these options, you can Ring your phone You can lock your phone and you are also able to erase the data of your phone.

This is where the Android Device Manager will start doing its job.


This is how you can track an Android phone using google. This is just a service by Google to secure Android phones. In case, you don’t have an active internet connection in your phone then it would not be easy to track Android phone using Android Device Manager.

Google also has all the records of the locations you ever been to. You can also locate your phone using Google Timeline.

How to track an Android Phone using Google Timeline?

1. To locate the Android through Google timeline. Go to history.google.com. Google timeline shows the Android device manager’s location history. That means Google will create a timeline of the location where your phone was been. That would be a great help if you can see the most recent location of Android through Google Timeline.


2. Here you would get all the details of the locations you ever visited. You can locate the current location of Android by sorting the Date, Month, and year. You can see all the location timeline here. You can also get the saved contacts on your android.

If you failed to locate an Android phone, you can block your phone so that no one can make any call or use the internet on that phone. You can call your service provider to barred the call & network service on your number. They would ask for IEMI number and then, they would blacklist your phone.

Also Read: How to get IEMI number of the lost phone using Google

This is How you can track an Android phone. Tracking misplaced, the lost smartphone is not possible by installing a 3rd party app because we don’t have the device in our hand. But, with Google, you can locate your phone anytime, anywhere. The only problem in tracking the phone is the active internet connection. Android Device Manager location history is another helpful thing for tracking Android phones. This is a free phone tracker but if you are not getting any further lead, it is always advised to take help from the Police.

If you misplaced your phone only then you can track your phone. but if anyone intentionally picked up your phone with the whole purpose of stealing it then his first action after picking up your phone would be turning off your phone. If the phone is switched off then it would not be possible to track the phone using the Android device manager.

You can also add another security by adding pattern lock, PIN to unlock the phone. But most of the phone now have the fingerprint scanner, so make sure you add your fingerprint to unlock the device. If someone finds your misplaced phone at least he/she would not be able to unlock your phone without ditching security locks. Another thing you should be taken care of that, buy a phone that has a unique design so that, no one can remove the battery of your phone.

So, make your phone get ready through the Android Device Manager so that Google can help you in finding your misplaced or lost phone. Just go to the Android Device Manager login page and protect your phone.

I hope this post helped you. To some extent, you can track an Android phone without using any third-party app. Share with your friends and on your social media. Your one share can help someone in finding his/her beloved phone.

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Jack Ramon August 10, 2017 - 7:13 pm

If you lost your mobile you can easily track your phone using with the google. I really appreciate your write up. The way you have explained your vision to manage things is really great.

Vandana sayani October 8, 2022 - 2:27 pm

This is my email ID my phone is a lost please help me

Jayant October 9, 2022 - 7:42 pm

Hi Vandana,

Sorry but I cannot do anything about that. You need to login to your Google Account and track the location using the steps mentioned in the article. If your phone has an active internet connection, you will get the real-time location of your phone.


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