Google released Pixel and Pixel XL a few years back. It is said to be one of the best Android smartphone of 2016. Its camera quality has got the highest result in a reputable bench-marking tool. Pixel and Pixel XL look great and they are very comfortable to hold in hand because of their design. If you have lost your Pixel and you are looking for ways to find it. In this guide, I will tell you a trick which can help you to track and locate lost Google Pixel remotely.
Google Pixel has an optimal display size of 5 inches whereas Pixel XL is of 5.5 inches. Both devices have premium build quality with an aerospace-grade aluminium unibody. They are equipped with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and Snapdragon 821. The back camera is of 12.3 megapixels and the front camera is of 8 Megapixel. On the bottom side, both phones support USB type-C for charging and data transfer. Pixel is running on the latest Android operating system that is Android 8 Oreo, and it still gets regular updates.
Recover Stolen Pixel or Locate Lost Google Pixel Remotely:
If you have lost your phone. You can make use of the Android device manager to track and locate lost Google Pixel. Android device manager offers a number of services that can be used to remotely on your phone. All you need is an internet connection and some other smartphone or you can locate your phone using a PC. First, let’s have a look at the features it has got to offer.
- Ring: If you are certain your phone is present inside the home or office. It is on silent so you can ring it and find it. Use this feature to make it ring on its highest volume.
- Locate: You can see the exact location of your phone on google maps using this service. It has limitations. Your phone must be connected to the internet and your lost Google Pixel must have its location services on.
- Lock: If you have forgotten your phone somewhere and you have hopes that someone might find it and try to contact you. Use this feature to lock down your phone and display a custom message on its screen along with your contact number.
- Erase: If you are certain that you will never get your phone back and you have lost every hope to see it back ever again. Use this feature to completely wipe all the data present inside it. After erasing your phone. You won’t be able to access it via the Android device manager.
Following are the steps to track and locate lost Google Pixel:
This method works but it has some limitations, like if your phone isn’t connected to the internet. You won’t be able to access its location or track it. To be able to track and locate lost Google Pixel. You need to have access to your Google/Gmail account that you used on your phone for the Google Play Store. The same email which you entered when you first opened your phone.
- First of all, go to Google Find my Device website or download it on your iOS or Android device from their respective app stores.
- Now log in using your Gmail email and password. You have to use the same Email address that you used to download apps from the Google Play Store. The same email that you used to set up your phone for the very first time.
- Select your phone. Which in this case is Google Pixel or Pixel XL.
- You will see the location of your phone on Google Maps. Along with it you will see different options like lock, erase and ring.
That’s all. If you know some other methods to locate lost Google Pixel do share with us. If you have any issues or questions regarding the above guide. Let me know in the comments. If you were able to get back your Google Pixel or Pixel XL using the guide above. Do share your story with us. Stay safe and take good care of your phone. We only realize their importance once we have lost them.
Concluding Remarks and Future Precautions:
I know that this guide has its limitations. If the location services are off or the phone is not connected to the internet. You won’t be able to find the exact location of your phone. There are apps that send their last location via text before they are turned off. Those apps are to be pre-installed before your phone gets stolen.
It is always best to keep all your data backed up on your cloud. So even if your Pixel is lost or stolen. You can at least access the data present in it.
If you still can’t locate your Pixel phone and you have lost all hopes to recover it. If your phone was carrier locked, it means it was meant for a specific carrier like T-Mobile. Contact them and give them your IMEI number. Your phone will be blocked. So no one can access the data in it. There are other government agencies that regulate smartphones and carriers. You can also contact them to block your phone by giving them IMEI number of your phone. You can find the IMEI number on the box of your phone.
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