There's a super-simple way to find your lost smartphone hidden in Google

Girl child smartphone phone iphone street pavement grass suburbsGuian Bolisay/Flickr (CC)This girl hasn’t lost her phone. Lucky her.

Losing your smartphone is one of life’s enduring struggles.

Sure, it’s not exactly consequential in the grand scheme of things.

But it sure is frustrating when you need to make a call or check something and it’s nowhere to be found.

Luckily, Google has built a way to quickly easily locate misplaced phones — read on to check it out.

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It's really very simple: First, head on over to Google, and make sure you're signed in to the Google account registered to your phone.


Then, search: 'Where's my phone?'

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A map appears ...


... And shortly afterwards, your phone's location!


It can be a godsend if you misplace your phone on a night out.

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It's part of Google's device manager. If you click through, you can also remotely lock the phone, or wipe its contents altogether.


And sorry iPhone users: The 'where's my phone' Google trick only works if you have an Android smartphone.

Yes, the iPhone does has a similar tool for locating your iPhone using iCloud. But it's not as neat and easy as Android's -- it's right there in Google!

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