Say hello to Find My Device, Google’s reworked device tracking app

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Google has overhauled its Android Device Manager app.

Now known as “Find My Device,” bringing it closer to Apple’s iOS equivalent, “Find My iPhone,” the device tracking app features a new redesigned interface.

Essentially, however, it’s the same application Google has offered for several years now. Using Find My Device, Android users can locate their lost phone, tablet or smartwatch with the help of GPS, get their device to play a sound, as well as remotely lock it.

Screenshots of Google's redesigned Find My Device app

Despite the update, the first since 2015, Find My Device is not perfect in its latest iteration.

Notably, users cannot remotely enable GPS tracking. Instead, they need to enable Android’s Location Services feature beforehand, which isn’t an ideal solution as the feature is a significant battery drain on Android devices. This same limitation means Find My Device is not a foolproof way to track down a thief.

Android users can download Find My Device from the Google Play Store.


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