How to Track an Android Phone or Tablet without Installed Tracking Apps

Have you ever found yourself in the unfortunate situation of having lost your precious Android running phone or tablet? Then, you probably know how frustrating it can be! We have all got used to the presence of modern, sophisticated devices that work wonders for our communication, human interaction, information gathering and entertainment – losing track of one such device seems a real bummer!

Not to mention the cost of buying a new Android device, there is a lot at stake when somebody else gains access to your phone or tablet. Imagine what can happen after that, with calls made that you have not authorized, information to financial details and sensitive data from emails, pictures etc.

In order to avoid all that, there are several tracking apps that you can install on your Android running device. Still, even if you have not been that prudent, you should not panic now! There are ways that allow you to track your phone or tablet, even without the (significant) help of these apps. Let’s find out about them!

    • Use Android Device Manager:Assuming that your device has got access to the Internet, you can connect to the Android Device Manager from Google. You connect to your Google account and you get redirected to the ADM (Android Device Manager), so as to erase all your data and of course locate where your device is. You will be displayed a Google map, where you can actually see where your phone or tablet is at the time. This is a pretty useful tool for you, so you had better download it from this link.
    • Use Android Lost: This option will work, even if it means that you need to download an app. You can install Lost Android and activate it (depending on the Android version you are running). Then, you have to enter their website and get the location or wipe clean the device from there. In case you have just forgot where it is, with an alarm-like sound you will be informed where to look.
    • Use Timeline: At Google, there is a new feature that is called Your Timeline. Apparently, their goal has not been to track down your phone or tablet. Instead, they aim at providing a great user experience and check the last places where you have been. From the Timeline, you can select the current date and see where your device is at the time.
    • Samsung Find My Mobile: This needs a Samsung device and a Samsung account, as you might have already guessed! If you have these, you can connect to your account and use Find My Mobile from the respective website.
    • Dropbox Camera Upload: If you are using Dropbox, you might feel lucky! Provided that you have installed Dropbox Camera Upload, you can see who has your device. How? Well, every time a new photo is taken from the current holder of the device, it will automatically be placed at the Dropbox folder.

Follow these steps and you will most likely manage to track your Android phone or tablet. As soon as you do, though, you are strongly encouraged to install a tracking app and enable the details that will help you keep track of your phone and tablet at all times. It is totally worth it!

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