Many of you will already know that you can use Google’s official Android Device Manager to locate your phone when you’ve misplaced it somewhere. To do so, go to the Device Manager at
Here you’ll see your device name and last login date, along with other options such as Ring, Lock and Erase. Lock and Erase help render your device useless and/or protect your private data if the phone has been stolen. Using Ring, your device begins ringing at high volume to help you find it when it’s slipped down the back of the sofa (Ring works even when your phone is set to silent mode).
However, if you just need to track down your phone, you can now do it directly from Google Search. Just type in Lost Phone and Google will try to locate it:
Once again, there’s the option to ring the telephone using the supplied link (below the map).
For this tip to work, your phone will need to be turned on (duh) and connected to the internet via the mobile network or via WiFi. You’ll also need to log your browser into the same Google account the Android device uses.