Despite all its efforts in various markets, Google is still primarily a search company. So the fact that you can now use the search engine on your desktop computer to find your lost phone is really just business as usual. If you’ve lost your Android phone, there is still an important requirement.
You need to know where your computer is. The company also emphasizes you need the latest version of its main Android app for this to work. Once you’ve updated, just type in “find my phone” and let Google do what Google does best. Google doesn’t explain the feature in depth, but we presume you also have to be signed in to Google for this feature to work.If your phone is nearby, Google can ring it for you. If it’s further away, Google will show you it on a map.
If this sounds familiar, that’s because Google introduced a tool called Android Device Manager in August 2013. The website and app can find lost phones and tablets (running Android 2.2 Froyo and above) by ringing them or showing them on a map.