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How to Track an Android Phone, Tablet

No matter how cautious you are with your electronic devices, there is a good chance you’ve endured the awful experience of losing a smartphone

Whether it occurs after a raucous night out with friends, or you had the unlucky experience of running into a skilled pickpocket, it’s always a drag to reach for your digital friend only to come up empty.

Luckily for Android users, You can track a lost phone through the android website.

On a computer or another phone, type android.com/find on the web browser

It will prompt you to log in to your Google account.

If your phone was logged onto your Gmail, you can easily track it by typing ‘Find my phone” on Google search.

You will see the location of your lost device if it is still connected to the internet and if the Location feature was enabled when you lost it.

Always remember to enabling the location feature on your Android or iPhone as it pinpoints the exact location.

International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique number for each mobile phone, according to Digital Trends.

IMEI numbers for cellular phones connected to a GSM network are stored in a database. To know your IMEI number, dial *#06#.

It is very important to note down this number because it could help you when you lose your device.

According to Spiez.com, the 15-digit number allotted to every GSM phone is a security feature you can use on the IMEI Phone Tracker.

The service helps you find the location of your device.

Once you find the phone, you can choose to block it so that whoever has it cannot use it.

There are also a number of companies offering tracking services for phones.

About Edwin Ochieng

Edwin Ochieng is living true to the calling of Journalism, He is passionate about issues of Business and Politics. Edwin Ochieng is a graduate from St Paul University and East African School of Media Studies (EASMS).

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