Lost an Android phone? Google will find it for you
We can't wait to lose our phone, just to try this Google service out.
For a long time, if you lost your Android phone, you were the only tool involved.
Now, however, Google has announced a brand new tool that can be used to help locate your phone if you've misplaced it.
Technology, eh? Putting St. Anthony out of a job.
All you have to do is make sure you're signed into your Gmail account and type "find my phone" into the search engine. This will then display a map on your computer with your phone's location highlighted, as well as providing an option to ring the phone.
We tested it out in the office by sneakily stealing a co-worker's Android phone and then watching them run around frantically searching for it, before finally offering them a solution in the form of this new service.
And it worked. Thanks Google!
The co-worker still isn't speaking to us though.*
You can read up on the service by clicking here and here's what Google themselves had to say:
We’ve all been there — you’ve searched under your car seat, tossed around the sofa cushions and you still can’t find your phone. If you know where your computer is, you can now ask Google to find your Android phone from your desktop. If the pesky phone is hiding nearby, Google can ring it for you — or you can see it on the map if you, say, forgot it at the bar. Just make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Google app!
So what are you waiting for? Get losing, you loser.