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How To Find and Locate Lost Google Pixel Device Remotely

Google Pixel smartphones have been known to be Google’s way of showing us how they intended Android to be,  hence they normally come with a stock Android experience.

There are a couple of Google pixel devices out there, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are the first pixel devices while the pixel 4 and 4 XL are the 4th generations Pixel smartphones. No matter the kind of Google devices you have,  and if your Google Pixel smartphone is lost or misplaced and you can’t seem to find it.

Well, we will be helping you on how to locate your Google Pixel smartphone and hopefully retrieve the device.

Features of Find My Device

We will be using the “Find My Device” feature that comes with Android device manager which can do a lot of things including locating your device. It can do the following:

  • Ring: This will cause your Google pixel to ring continuously till you stop it or find the smartphone and stop it. This is good for those times you misplace your phone while in silent or vibrate mode. It will override that and right at it’s loudest volume for you to hear and locate.
  • Locate: Locate shows the location of your Google pixel through Google maps. This is perhaps one of the best features of the Android device manager but it has some limitations. First, the smartphone in question has to be connected to the internet and also has its location services (GPS) turned on. Once these two requirements have been met, you’ll be able to see exactly where your phone is.
  • Lock: Lock comes in handy when you feel someone might have taken your Google pixel smartphone. Using this feature will lock your smartphone and will also put up any custom message you want like saying “Hello my name is Dan and my number is …” So the person who finds your smartphone knows who to call in order to return it.
  • Erase: Erase is more like a last resort when you know for certain that you aren’t getting your phone back. This feature erases everything on your smartphone in order to prevent someone from getting their hands on your files that are on your smartphone. Like I said, last resort.

How To Find and Locate Lost Google Pixel Remotely

Now that we know all the things the Android device manager is capable of, let’s go ahead and get started.

First, you’ll need to have another smartphone or PC with an activity internet connection.

  1. Log in to the Find My Device Website Here or you can download the Find my device app on your smartphone from the respective stores (Google Play store for Android and Apple store for iOS)
  2. Log in using your Google account. This must be the same Google account logged in on your missing Google Pixel smartphone.
  3. Once you’re logged in, you should see your device listed as Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL depending on the one you have.
  4. Now, if your Google Pixel smartphone is turned on, connected to the internet and has location services turned on, you should see it’s location on the map will the aforementioned options to choose from.

From here it is now left to you to do whatever you want. You can decide to track the device to its location, make it ring so you can find it nearby, Lock it so nobody can get or just erase it if all hope of getting it back is lost.

That’s pretty much how to find your lost Google Pixel smartphone remote. It this process also works for other pixel devices as well as other Android devices.

Obodo David
Obodo David
Obodo David is a senior writer at https://phonecorridor.com/. He likes all things tech but has a keen interest in the mobile segment of things. If he isn't following up on the latest smartphone trends, he is most likely playing mobile games or catching up with his favorite Tv shows.Mobile Gamer || TechLover || Android Soldier || Phone Geek || Future PC Gamer