How to locate or track my stolen cell phone using Google Maps and Gmail - Free

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Your phone was stolen and you want to get it back? We tell you how to locate your mobile using the tools offered by Google and monitor it successfully. Likewise, you could also sabotage the evildoer's plans by blocking the SIM card of your lost or stolen phone.

This service it's completely free . To get started, it is essential that the device is connected to a mobile or wireless data network, is associated with a created Gmail account and that both GPS and the " Find my device ".

To access this option you have to look in the settings configuration on your mobile phone for the option " Security and privacy "and activate it.

How to track my mobile from Gmail

Locate a mobile phone via gmail It's super simple, you can even monitor any device associated with your account, to locate them in real time. In addition to sharing your location or that of your devices in real time.

To start your search you just have to

Enter the web , or simply from another module placed in the search engine " android device administration ", enter your username (email that is associated with the lost mobile phone) and password, ready! You will be able to see the position in real time.

You will be able to see on the left side of the screen the name of your device , the uptime and even the percentage of battery it has, plus it's connected to a Wi-Fi network, will show you which one. On the other side of the screen it will show the exact location of the mobile.

Once you have found the location, you can perform three actions:

Play a sound: which will be activated if the phone vibrates or is silent, it will be active for 5min, alerting who has stolen it.

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Lock device: you can change the password or set it if you have not configured any; to add a plus, you have the option to add a warning message and an optional number where they can contact you to return your phone; If it doesn't work, lock your mobile completely so that no one can access your mobile's internal files.

Delete content : format all the files you have on your mobile, once this action is finished you will no longer be able to locate it.

Other applications that can help locate or track your mobile

Lockout Mobile Security: this app protects your mobile phone by using an audible alarm, it is also an anti hardware, antivirus, antispyware, tracker and phone locator. Above all, it is completely free. Ensures continuous virus protection by helping to optimize the performance of your mobile, save the last position if the battery is low. It is available on IOS and Android devices .

Family locator: available on android and IOS users, it allows you to know the location of your family through cell monitoring. It allows you to create circles of friends, plot your route, and create alerts if something new happens.

Cerberus: Positioned as the favorite of users with more downloads, check your phone from another location and secretly, you can check it via text messages if you don't have internet access, report unsuccessful unlock attempts, can record audio, do ring the phone , get information about the inserted SIM card, as well as make a copy of all your files to a Drive account.

Prey Anti-Theft: the free alternative to cerbeus, security software originally from Chile. Geographically locate the location of your device, report any changes made to active files and applications, the fabulous thing app is that you take a picture with the front camera of the device, you can find out the person responsible for the theft of your mobile.

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Trust & Go: shows you the location of your mobile, on the third failed security pattern attempt, takes a picture with the front camera and emails it, offers to backup your files and also works as antivirus .

Also, if you want to learn how enable the anti-theft lock on your android mobile, you can click here.

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