Android feature to locate phone:
It’s very typical to misplace your smartphone from time to time. If it happens in the comfort and safety of your own home, finding the device shouldn’t be too difficult. It becomes more challenging if you lose it in a public place. You’d have to rely on strangers’ honesty and good humor, as well as their determination to return the misplaced device to its original owner. If your Android phone gets misplaced outside, you can try using Google Maps to find it.If you have the foresight to rig your device such that it displays your contact information, you improve the chances of it being returned to you by the person who found it.
What do you do if your phone is on silent mode? Can you still look for it? Yes, the answer is yes. As long as you have location-tracking tools properly set up on later versions of Android, you should be able to monitor your phone via Google Maps or the built-in Find My Device feature regardless of whether your device’s ringer is turned off or not. However, the latter offers an additional function that may assist you in finding your misplaced Android phone if you are in the general vicinity of where you last had it in your hands.
Use Google’s Find My Device to ping your silent Android phone
If you set up your Android phone with a Google account, Find My Device should be activated by default. You may then utilize the feature to find your phone by making it play a loud ringing sound; if you are within hearing distance, you should be able to hear the audio and find it. Here’s how it’s done:
1) On a desktop computer or mobile device, open a web browser and go to android.com/find.
2) Sign in to the Google account associated with your missing phone.
3) If you have multiple Android devices associated with the Google account, select the lost phone at the top of the sidebar.
4) Select Play Sound from the menu.
Even if your Android phone is set to mute, a loud ringing sound should begin to play. The smartphone will ring for five minutes until you either push the power button on the misplaced Android phone or press the Stop Ringing button in Find My smartphone. The pinged phone should also receive a “Device located” notice.
You should be able to view an approximate location on a map using Find My Device, which is useful if you misplace your Android phone in a public place. Of course, the map feature is useless if you misplace your phone when it is in silent or vibrate mode within your home or building. This is when the loud ringing becomes more effective, as it is automatically set to maximum volume regardless of the ringer level on your smartphone.