Hoe u de nieuwe 'Find My Device'-functie van Google kunt gebruiken om verloren gadgets op te sporen

Google has launched a highly anticipated feature: The last feature, which has a similar name to the previously mentioned functionality, is the ‘Find My Device’ function. Like the apple, this tool helps the user track lost devices even if the battery is drained. Here is the breakdown on how the app works and why any tech-savvy person should make use of it to manage their gizmos.

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Functioning of ‘Find My Device’

The premise of ‘Find My Device’ relies on Bluetooth and a wide network that is comprised of many tens of millions of devices all over the world. It utilizes encrypted data which is synchronized with Google servers to enable it to find the lost devices like phones, smartwatches and earphones.

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Bluetooth-Based Location: They use Bluetooth signals from the neighboring devices to identify the location of the missing item.

Crowdsourcing Data: Devices send location data to the Google servers discreetly with the help of which you can locate your misplaced gadget even if the same is not connected to the internet.

Battery-Free Tracking: This help you to know where the last known location of the particular device even if it is out of battery.


Nu Android users  are able to use this feature. Google is making known this to the users through email. Notably the devices do not require the internet in order to be located. For loss variables such as keys and wallets, one can attach Bluetooth locators and the nearby identified device sends its position to Google.

How to Use ‘Find My Device’

Check Activation: The feature is turned on for mobile devices automatically. To check if ‘Find My Device’ is enabled, you have to go your mobile settings and search ‘Find My Device’.

Enable or Disable: However, if you do not wish to share location data, then it can be turned off quite effortlessly. However, this disadvantage means that you are not able to enjoy the features of the network searching for your lost devices.

Privacy en controle

It should also be noted that Google claims to guarantee the encryption of all the shared location data all the way through. The data associated with your account is only available for your eyes, therefore you’ll be the only one with the credentials. Despite this, users who feel they are being monitored can disable the feature in the network by unsubscribing it in their device.

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Urban and Remote Areas: Thus, the feature is equally advantageous to be implemented in the areas that densely and thinly populated with pedestrian. However, the effectiveness of the system diminishes in areas with a small number of devices and, consequently, a limited number of location-sharing objects.

Battery-Free Devices: Some of the lost items like headphones or gadgets may have been connected last and you can discover the place and time it was last seen when you were on the move.


Technological advancement has made it easier to look for lost devices, and currently, using google ‘Find my device, you can easily track your lost gadgets. Even in the paid version, the feature is turned on, but you have the option to toggle it off if privacy is an issue. What makes the tool rather useful is that it steps up your chances of finding lost devices and is therefore perfect for Android users.

To know in detail about how to use this feature and privacy settings you can visit the help and policy page of Google related to Find My Device.