Washington,April 17: Google has released a new feature to search for your lost phone or tablet.
“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,” Google said in a message on Google+. “If you know where your computer is, you can now ask Google to find your Android phone from your desktop.”
Users will first need to install the latest version of the Google app on their Android device. Once you’ve logged into your account, you can simply search “find my phone” in a browser using Google.com.
A map is then displayed with the location of the phone. You can also prompt Google to ring the phone in case it happens to be nearby.
The search company continues to offer Android Device Manager — an app for locating the device, changing the screen lock PIN and erasing all data on the phone.