Find Your Lost Phone With Updated Google My Account page
Did you just lose your phone? Anxiety creeps in as you do not know what to do or whom to call. No worries, now Google can come to your rescue if you are logged into My Account from your lost phone. Since last year, when Google first launched its My Account hub, a centralized spot to access all your ad, privacy and security settings, about one billion people have been using it to their convenience. Now, Google has updated it to include a “Find your Phone” feature for Android as well as iPhone users to find their lost phones. Go to your Google My Account page and you can see it at the bottom of the screen under the Sign in & Security tab. Did you see it? There, it will help you to locate your lost phone without any hassle.
Google always tries to augment user experience by introducing new features every now and then. Hence the My Account hub is not an exception to the rule. Seems like Google understands the anxiety associated with losing your phone and hence it provides easy access to the Google My Account page with your voice. All you have to do is open the latest version of Google App and say “OK Google, show me my Google Account” and you will be taken to your Google My Account page directly from the app. There, with the help of the “Find your phone” feature, you can easily locate your phone, ring it or remotely lock it if it happens to be stolen. You can also remotely log out of your Google Account to secure your private e-mails and other data and prevent them from falling into the hands of the wrong person.
How can iPhone users find their phones on Google My Account?
Google cannot control iPhones directly. But it also did not want to bar the iPhone users from accessing its latest feature on the Google My Account page. So, if you wish to remotely locate your iPhone, iPad or any other Apple device, that is logged into Google, you will be redirected to iCloud and Apple’s “Find my iPhone” app to find your phone or tablet.
Just imagine how technology has surged. You do not have call the police anymore to locate your Android or Apple Smartphone. Google will work as the police to remotely locate, call and lock your phone. Smart, isn’t it? But, yes, if you think your phone has been stolen, it is better to go for an official complaint instead of trying to locate your phone all by yourselves. It is not wise to leave any scope for the hacker to contact you in future.
Other My Account updates that you should know about
“OK Google, Show me my Google Account”. Bingo! You will immediately be taken to your Google My Account page where you can access and control your security and privacy settings, alter your ad settings and of course, find your lost phones. The one stop platform for controlling your account settings i.e. My Account was just launched last year and till date one billion people have taken to this new feature enthusiastically. Google is also working towards making access to My Account easier with plain search techniques. Very soon it is going to roll out an update which will enable you to access your Google My Account page by searching for your name in the Google search box. You will get a shortcut to your Google My Account page when your name appears in the search results. That is, if you are signed into Google at that moment.
My Account has been a huge success and with the new features, it is going to reach an all new level pretty soon. If you still have any doubts regarding how to locate your phone on Google My Account, just do one thing. Visit the page, tap on the Find your Phone feature at the bottom of the screen and check out the options given. You can even put a call on your phone and see how it works. There did you just hear it ring? That’s how it is going to work. No, stop, don’t venture into all of the options yet or you may accidentally lock your phone. Then you have to run to the nearest service centre to get your phone unlocked. Get the thing? Now, let us know what you think about this amazing update of Google My Account page. We will be waiting for your useful feedback. Have a bright sunny day!