Find Lost Windows Phone Without Installed Tracking
Before we start showing you how to find your lost phone, you should be this method isn’t always successful. Certain requirements and phone settings must be met.
Windows Find My Phone
Windows’ own tracking tool called ‘Find My Phone’ is the best way to locate your lost phone. It’s basically the equivalent of Android’s Device Manager. But there’s a catch. You must have enabled Find My Phone in your Windows phone’s settings beforehand.
If you’re sure you didn’t then you won’t be able to find your phone with that tool. As of today, this is the only reliable way to locate a Windows phone. If you did enable it, then go ahead!
- Go to windowsphone.com and log in with your Windows account.
- After the login, a map is displayed and Find My Phone should start locating your phone automatically. Should you don’t see any location, click ‘Refresh’ a few times.
- Once you’re phone has been located, you can trigger an audible signal by clicking on ‘Ring’. If, according to the map, your phone is in hearing distance, you should be able to find it that way. You can also lock your phone (select ‘Lock’) with a password and display a message on the display.
In case you lost all hope and fear that someone else might go through all private data on your phone, you have the option to wipe all data and revert everything back to factory settings. Simply select ‘Erase’ and follow the instructions. Be aware that once that’s done, you won’t be able to locate your phone anymore.
Picture courtesy – pcadvisor.co.uk
by techtalks @TechTalks March 4, 2016 4:45 AM UTC