After the Nexus series, Google came up with its own smartphones. It decided to produce the hardware and software all itself. First, it used to outsource the manufacturing of its smartphone. Google just used its name brand and stock Android software on those phones. After Nexus 6P, Google started manufacturing its own smartphones. The first smartphone was called Google Pixel. Subsequently came, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Today we will talk about Pixel 2 and how to locate lost Pixel 2 if it’s stolen or lost.
Its been years since the advent of Pixel 2. It is still going good with good enough specs to carry on day to day routine. Along with that, it stands in line with the smartphones that got Android 10 as it was released. So, even if you are using years old smartphone. You will have the liberty to use the latest and most efficient operating system that is Android 10. Even I am using Pixel 2 from last year, and I have got no plans to update. As I am quite contented with the phone.
Lost Pixel 2 or it is Stolen?
Coming on to the main topic. Which is quite critical and regretful. So you have either lost your Pixel 2 somewhere or it’s stolen. Someone got it out from your pocket or you left it somewhere. Now you are losing shit and you can’t figure out where it went. In this guide, we will first talk about all the methods and techniques that can be used to recover and locate lost Pixel 2. When all hope is lost, and you can’t figure out where it went. We will try to recover the data that was in it and delete all your content. So, even if it is stolen. No one can access your private data in it.
Google has a service for all its Android users that allows to access the phone remotely and all it’s content. Moreover, you can perform a number of actions on your phone. Which includes, making your phone ring even if it is silent, locking your Pixel with a note on its screen so if someone finds it that person can contact you. Similarly, you can use this remote service to delete all the data present on your phone. This feature can be beneficial if you are certain that you will never get your hands back on your phone.
The service is called Google Find my Device. It allows you to track and locate lost Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL without the use of any third-party app. All you need is your email address and password for it. Also, you might another device or a laptop connected to the internet. In order to use this service.
Track and Locate Lost Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL Remotely:
So, without further ado lets move on to the process of locating your stolen Pixel 2. You can make use of some other device like iPhone or some other Android phone or your laptop. Either install Find my device app on your phone from their respective phones or just open the browser and navigate to its website.
- First of all, open Google find my device on your browser.
- It will prompt you to log in to your Google account. Use the same email that you used to sign up your Android device when you first got the phone. The same email that you used on the Google Play Store to install apps.
- Now on the screen, you will see your phone details like in the screenshot below.
- If your phone is online you will see its current location on Google Maps.
In the screenshot, you can see even if the phone is connected to internet and online. The location services is off. That’s why you can not see the current location but the location where it was online with location services on last time.
Conclusion and final words:
I understand that there are a lot of constraints while locating and tracking a lost phone. Location services, connection of internet. The first thing a thief does is turns off your phone when he/she finds it. So the chances of recovering your phone when it is stolen are pretty scarce. If you just left it somewhere, at a party or at the office, then this guide can be really beneficial to locate lost pixel 2.
In conclusion, I would like to wish you luck that you get back your phone. I can understand how it feels like when a phone is stolen. It feels like a part of you is missing. If you need further help or have some queries you can always drop a comment below or reach me on social media networks.