We live in a computer age where the need for mobile phones increases daily and for purposes that range from individual to individual. Yes, these smartphones are luxuries that enable us to keep our documents and information safely without being compromised, long as they are not stolen or lost.
Technological advancements keep giving us some security assurances with new features added to these smartphones, and one very important one is the “Find My Phone” on the Apple smartphone.
This feature means that you can safely track your stolen or lost phone from other apple products, but the task can be challenging if you cannot get another Apple product, which is where an alternative way of tracking through an Android device comes into play.
This article describes in detail the two effective ways of tracking all currently supported iPhones on any Android smartphone that can run the apps listed in the methods below. Read on.
How to Track an iPhone From an Android Browser
Tracking an iPhone doesn’t necessarily mean you must use another Apple product; an Android device will do fine. But, before you can track an iPhone with an Android device, some needed settings must be enabled before time to make the process less challenging. Follow these steps:
- Open an incognito mode on any browser you wish to use, and log into iCloud.com using your Apple ID.
- From the list of options available, “Photos,” “Notes,” and “Find iPhone,” click on the latter and choose the device you want to find. This pops up three more options:
- The “Play Sound” option, which means finding your device by giving a tone
- The “Lost Mode” option, which allows you to make the iPhone near impossible to hack by an intruder
- The “Erase iPhone” option formats your phone to prevent documents or privacy compromises.
How to Track an iPhone With a Google Timeline (Map)
This is an alternative to the first tracking method if you have Google Maps installed on the stolen or lost iPhone and location access turned on. If this is the case, tracking from an Android device becomes very likely. Follow the steps below:
- Launch any web browser on your Android smartphone and log into your Google Maps Timeline
- Choose the date your phone went lost or was stolen, then go over your travel routes and places you visited.
- If you are lucky to have taken some pictures on the day your phone went missing, the photos will appear in your timeline and indicate the last place the phone was used. That’s your cue.