Mar 21, 2014

How to locate Android Phone lost somewhere in house with the ringer off?

My wife lost her android smartphone in the house. The ringer is off, so calling it won't help. Is there an app that we can completely install remotely through Google Play that will allow us to activate the ringer and help us to find it? All the apps I've found seem to require installation and setup on the phone itself.

03/25/2014
I'd consider this an opportunity to tidy up the house while looking for the phone. It's always a great idea to turn a lemon into lemonade! ;)
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03/25/2014

I don’t think there is a way to locate it down to the level of what room it is in using GPS unless you have a really, really large house. Or live in a mall. Even if the ringer is off, I am pretty sure that you can use the Android Dashboard that you can access through your google account. There will be an option to “Ring” (as well as “Lock” and “Erase”), click “Ring” and it should, wait for it...ring. Good luck!

o
03/25/2014

Oops, forgot to include the link - https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

 

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