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How To Stop Google From Listening To Your Phone Secretly

Is your Google device listening to each and every word you say? Do you want your Google to stop listening to you? Let's go through some tips on how to deal with this issue. What do you do if your Android device keeps on listening to you? Your device also keeps a log of everything you say. Let's take a look at how to curb this problem.

As we are living in an advanced era where all our devices come with a microphone fixed in them, those microphone companies like to track our conversations. In this case so many questions will arise in your mind so let's head on to know why Google records or listens to us and how to stop this from happening.

Before moving on we certainly have to take a look at what Google is recording from you.

So you know that you can wake your phone saying 'Ok Google'. After that you can give your command for the phone to carry on. If you have enabled this feature in your device, it is constantly waiting for you to say this hot-word 'ok Google', but we are certain that this is not recording each and everything you say and it does not upload anything to the internet. Suppose if Google is recorded everything you say then it will be a wastage of over consumed data stored. 'Amazon echo' has such concerns but Google doesn't.

Voice command in your Google device works even if you don't have the 'Ok Google' command enabled. To open the voice command you simply have to tap the microphone icon on the search bar and also there's a shortcut feature where you have to hold the home button to awaken Google assistant. Both the methods cause the voice command to work immediately. This also is recorded by Google.

Please note that Google only records your voice commands for example: if you say 'ok Google', 'how is the weather today' these questions are recorded including previous few words you speak or the audio.

How can I listen to my Google recordings 

Do you know that Google gives you the chance to view all your links with its service which will show the recordings of your commands with the Google assistant. Let's take a look at how to view this. 

First move to the 'Google category' where you will see this on 'Settings' app from your device. But viewing it on a web browser is much easier. If you are using a web browser check the below settings.

First go to 'Google my activity'. In this section you can view all the details from the things you viewed to the YouTube video you watched.

Under the search bar you will find 'Filter by date & product'. Click on it and filter them to show only the voice recordings.

Next tap on 'Deselect all' under 'Filter by Google product' option and then select only the 'Voice and video' label.

Finally click on 'Apply' button. 

Now all your recordings from Google can be viewed in a timeline starting with the recent one. Next tap under any 'recording details' and choose 'View recording' to hear the recordings.

This page will pile all the close recordings together by default. To expand the pile you can tap them if needed. Or you can tap 'Item view' at the top to see everything individually.

Stop Google from listening on your Android device

To disable this Google voice recording feature, you have to go to 'Settings' and toggle few changes. You can also find more features if you take a look at it further.

How to turn off 'Ok Google' in your Android

Do you want to turn off the 'Ok Google' feature on your device? Let's take a look at the settings below to turn off it.

First head to 'Settings' on your device and go to 'Google' section.

You will find 'Account services' under 'Service' category.
Then click 'Search, assistant & voice'.

Next tap 'Voice' on the current page.

Now you have to tap the 'Voice match' feature.

Finally to disable 'Ok Google', swipe to off the 'Access with voice match' option.

Make sure you disable 'While driving' so it won't interfere with Android auto and the Google map even though it's convenient.

Finally tap on 'Delete voice model' if you want to delete all your voice details from google.

Now you are done with the settings and 'Ok Google' won't respond when you talk. These settings above will even disable the 'Ok Google' feature when the Google maps are running unlike previously. It won't also respond on the Google home screen or when the Google search is open.
Now your phone is free from listening to the hot-word which is good.

How to turn off microphone access for Google app

To turn off this feature first you will have to deny the permission which is given by you to access your microphone for Google app. Here you go; 

Go to 'Settings' and tap 'Apps & notifications' on your device.

To get the full list hit 'See all x apps'.

Now choose 'Google' by scrolling down. 

Next you will have to disable the permission by tapping 'Permission' and  then select 'Microphone'.

Lastly select 'Deny' to not grant the permission.

How to disabled Google assistant

Do you want to disable Google assistant completely? Now you can do it if you follow the steps below.

First tap 'Settings' in your device and go to 'Google' section. 

Choose 'Account services > Search assistant & voice'. 

Now click 'Google assistant'.

Next go to the 'Assistant' tab which is on the top.

Head on to 'Assistant device' option by scrolling down and find your device name.

Finally swipe the 'Google assistant' to off by toggling.

How to turn off Google voice history

Turning off the feature 'ok Google' or Google assistant on your Android device won't affect other devices you own with same Google account such as tablet or Google home. But if you search by voice in Google chrome, it will still keep the data. So in case you want to bring this feature to a pause from your Google account entirely you can follow the below steps. 

Go to 'Google's activity control page' and log in with your Google account.

Now choose the 'Web & activity' section.

To stop Google from joining your voice activity with your account, you have to un-check the 'Include voice and audio recordings' label.

That's it! Now Google wouldn't keep your voice stores and it will limit this action. This is what we wanted to achieve isn't it?

When you are done with the settings you have to make sure you have deleted all the past recordings Google have saved. Keep in mind that this will also delete your web history data which is connected to your Google instead of only deleting voice recording data. Here's how we delete the past activities. 

Get back to 'Google my activity page'.

On the left side you will find 'Delete activity by', tap this option.

Then choose 'All time' to clear everything completely or customize the time range according to your need. 

Finally select 'Delete' option which will erase everything you chose.

Automatically delete Google history after certain time period

Are you enough of deleting activities manually all the time? If you are, you don't have to do that anymore because Google let you delete all the activity automatically. After some time some of your data gets deleted on its own. This will minimize the information the company holds about you.

To access this, go to the same 'Google my activity' page and tap 'Choose to delete automatically'. 

Now you can select the time frame in which you need your records to get deleted. You can set this activity after 3 months ,18 months or choose to do it manually.

This method won't be needed if you already turned off your voice data. Note that if you keep the voice data 'On' it will also delete the web activity not only the voice data.

What does Google do with voice data

You are the sole person who can access your voice data information other than Google. Your voice data is safe unless someone hacked your Google account without your knowledge.

The reason why Google stores your information is to give you a better experience in it's products. Google explains:
  • Understanding the pattern of your voice.
  • Learn how you say certain words and sentence. 
  • To understand you voice when you say 'ok Google'.
  • And also to enhance your speech ability to make it understand the Google products you use.
We all know that this is very useful until and unless the huge companies record your details. This is a bit alarming isn't it algorithms can take a role in sneaking through your information to find out your liking based on your voice input.

Using Google without voice feature

You can make use of Google assistant's feature without using your voice until you turn the 'Google assistant' off.

Now you can type your phrase or command and Google assistant will reply back similar to when you use your voice. 
To type a command, open Google assistant and you'll find a 'Keyboard' icon in the corner. Use this feature to guide Google assistant by typing.

This will further increase your privacy but isn't convenient like using your own voice. Even though you don't use your voice at all, Google can detect your likes and interests and track you.

We have come across all the information regarding Google voice listening in your Android device. You've also learnt how to clear your voice history and pausing your data from recording. All these settings might make you so inconvenient but maintaining your security by keeping Google from saving your data is worthwhile.

Best Call Recording Apps for Android

Evolution in the world has brought so much to ponder onto, and one such factor is the smartphones. Today smartphones has turned out to be an essential need, where from the youngsters to the adults own a smartphone. It can be used as an alternative to so many other devices, such as the camera, calculator, music player, game boy and even for a PC. We got everything that is needed stored in a smartphone and that is why it is named as one of the best smart device. As we can accomplish many tasks using a smartphone, we are going to see how to record phone calls.

Communication is easy having a smartphone, we also have the ability to make free calls and messages to anyone from anywhere in our smartphone with an internet connection. Sometimes, there can come a situation where you will want to record the calls that you make to someone or even the incoming calls. Different people can have different reasons to record calls and not everyone will need this feature in their phones. Though this feature doesn’t come inbuilt in our Android smartphone, there are still many people who badly wants it in their phone to overcome many situations and if you are someone who is wanting it too, then you are in the right place as I am going to further discuss about it.

As I said earlier, recording phone calls can be useful in many situations such as, when you make a call appointment to your doctor or for a meeting and you don’t want to miss out on any information that is provided over phone, then you can record your call and listen to them later , clearly. Just like that, there can also be many other situations that someone will want to use the recording option. But unfortunately this feature is not available in-built in your phone and so you will have to take a step ahead to get it in your phone. Everyone knows how Android smartphone comes with a user friendly operating system and allows us to customize it with new features from the playstore. So likewise we have many options from how we can get the phone call recording option updated in our android smartphone, but before that we should know that when having this feature we should know factors about the legality of it, as people can actually use it for illegal matters. So let us also focus on that factor before moving ahead.

Is Phone Calls Recording Legal

Recording phone calls is not legal is every countries and there are some countries that can strictly banned it for several reasons. That is why there are a few rules such as when someone wants to record a phone call, you should consent it to the other phone and only when both parties agree with it, you will be able to do it. This rule is for normal or business calls. But if you are wanting to record customer service calls, then you will not have to ask for the permission.

So thereby it is always advisable that you check on all the rules and regulations before you put your hands on something as you can be questioned for breaking the laws, as without your knowledge you might be doing something illegal. Thereby make sure you know the right factors beforehand. So now come let us check on a few applications that can help us record phone calls in our Android smartphone.

How To Record A Phone Call On Android

Using TrueCaller App

You have to get the app named 'TrueCaller' directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tablet.

Now let us move on know how to record your phone calls easily using the most reliable method in your android device.

Firstly, you have to launch the Truecaller app and select the ‘Settings’ option by clicking on the ‘Hamburger’ sign.

From the ‘Settings’ drop down menu you will witness a list of options, click on the 'Call Recording' option which is available in the bottom end.

There you will see that the call recording feature is paid but not to worry, as you will get a 14 days free trial, which will be helpful at that moment. To start it, you have to provide the needed permission for the app.

When you enable the feature, you will have two options to record phone calls as ‘Automatically’ or ‘Manually’. You can select ‘Auto’ to record all the phone calls that you make or get and the manual option will work only when you activate it.

Next the feature will be activated with the option you selected and will work accordingly.

All the recorded calls will automatically be saved under the ‘Call Recording Section’.

That’s it, now using the Truecaller's call recording feature you will be able to record phone calls in a simple way without any complicated methods. So you can download 'Truecaller' application directly from Google playstore to your android smartphone by Clicking here.

Using Google Voice 

Now you have to set up the Google Voice account to get started with the call recording feature. 

Firstly open the Google Voice web and go to the ‘Settings’ option by clicking on the menu bar which is available on the left side of the interface.

From the settings drop down menu, keep scrolling until you see the ‘Calls’ option and then click on it.

Next, you have to select the 'Incoming Calls Option' to enable the call recording feature or to start a conference call. 

Now get the app ‘Google Voice’ directly from the Google Playstore to your Android smartphone or tab.

Now when you want to record a call, simply press on ‘Number 4’ on your mobile keypad and then an audio will play letting both the users know that the call is going to be recorded. If you want to stop the recording, press number 4 again and another audio will inform that the recording is stopped.

That’s it, now whenever you want to record a call you can do so with this simple app. But note that you will only be able to record the incoming calls and when you make a call you will not be able to record it, as it is what the settings in this app is all about. The recorded audio will be saved in the Google Voice account.

Using The ACR App

You have to get the app named ‘ACR’ directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tablet.

Now let us checkout on how to startup recording phone calls using an easy method.

Firstly, launch the app and then you will be asked to accept the terms of the app to get started. Then it will also request you to grant a few permissions to access your device such as contacts, microphone, phone and the storage. Grant the needed permissions by tapping on ‘Yes’.

Then you will see a notification indicating that the app is enabled and thereby when you make or receive phone calls it will start recording them. This will eventually happen by default and you will not have to do anything about it.

If you don’t prefer the automatic call recording feature, then you can go ahead and change the settings using the premium app. For that you have to open the drop down menu and select the ‘Settings’ option and then press ‘Recording’.

There you will see many setting options, all you have to do is simply scroll down and select the option ‘Start Recording’and change it to the ‘Manual’.

That’s it, now onwards you will be able to record the calls that you want with only a few steps. The whole process is very simple. Now let us check on a few alternative apps that can also be used to record phone calls at any time.

Alternative Apps

Phone By Google: This is a great app which has updated it with the new feature of recording phone calls onboard. One best factor about this app is that in most of the Android smartphone this app comes pre-installed, making it easy for the users to put their hand on it without any difficulties. The app is based on Google which makes it relieved about the privacy intrusive activities. When you record a call, the app will also inform the recipient that the call is being recorded. But the app is available on in a few android devices which is one of the cons about this app.

Call Recorder – Cube ACR: This call recorder app has a user friendly interface and also is named as a great app to use to record phone calls. When you install the app it will provide you a brief section on how you can record phone calls using this app. Not only the normal phone call will be recorded but using the ‘Call Recorder - Cube ACR’ app you can also record ‘Whatsapp, Skype and Viber’ calls. All you have to do is simply click on the on-screen app widget and start the recording. A very simple app that would work a great deal without any problems. This app also has the feature of recording regular calls automatically.

Automatic Call Recorder: This is another awesome and simple app to consider about. This android app makes the process of call recording easy, all you have to do is provide the app access to your call and audio when you set it up and then the ‘Automatic Call Recorder’ will do its job perfectly. You will have different sections for each calls such as incoming calls, outgoing calls, all calls or the important calls. Get the app and start automatically recording all the calls that you make or get. There are also many other features in the app. You can delete or share the recorded calls, along with that you will also be able to exclude particular numbers so that the app won’t record their calls. There are also features such as adding a pin code to the app and choosing the app icon to show while recording calls.

Call Recorder Automatic: You can use the ‘Call Recorder Automatic’ to record calls. It is also known for a great service. When you start up the app, you will have to give it the permission to access the phone’s storage, contacts, record calls and manage calls. This app will check and work only if the call recording is legal in the region for the security of the users. The interface of the app is very simple, with the incoming, outgoing and all calls. There are many other features available in this app and note that the app will only record phone call when the call is on speaker.

All Call Recorder Lite: Just as the name of the app suggest, this app is a light weight app with a simple UI in it. There are many features in the app that you can activate or deactivate from. You will be able to exclude particular numbers from recording calls, you can activate a pin code to unlock the app and the recorded calls can also be shared. No big or complicated setup process is needed to record calls now. This app has an easy interface with outgoing calls, incoming calls, all calls and urgent calls. You can check the app out.

BlackBox Call Recorder: This app comes with an amazing feature, where when you launch the app it will provide you with a few warning that you should know before heading ahead, such as the app only has one-sided recording for some carriers, non-compatibility with other recording apps, has a power saving mode and along with that it will require for a few permissions to be granted for the app to work accurately. The interface of the app is very simple where when you open the app, you will see all the call recordings. If you want to check out the other options click on the hamburger menu which is on the left side of the app. There is also a search logo from which you can search for your specific recordings faster without scrolling all the way down the list.

Auto Call Recorder: Auto call recorder is another automatic call recording app which has a pretty easy process to set up. All you have to do is install the app and when you launch it, it will ask for a few permissions just like the other apps, simply grant them and that’s it, the app will be ready to record your phone calls there onwards. The app has a page in which all the calls that were recorded would be saved in. There are other features in the menu and you will also be able to save in favorite calls and so on. There is also a search bar to quickly look for your recorded calls. A simple and a great app.

That’s it, now we have checked on some amazing call recording apps for the Android smartphone, and they are all trustworthy and great apps that would work accordingly without any problems. You can select the best from the list of apps provided above as per your needs. Also make sure you first go through all the legalities before using the app for your own good. So I hope this guide would have been useful for you.

Get Alert If Someone Tries To Pick-Pocket Your Android Phone

Having a smartphone makes things quiet easier and better. We can literally do so many tasks in one sitting using a smartphone. There were days when people had to carry loads of things when going to the office, or imagine when we wanted to take pictures we had to carry big cameras to get better and high quality photographs. But now that is not the case, as we can do all of them using the small device . In that case, we should also not forget to keep it safe and secured.

We all know that when we start using a phone, we would take necessary measures to protect the smartphones from viruses and malware because today we see how thefts and threats are rising devastatingly to spread negativity around the society. So in that way, we all get antivirus software and applications in our phones, but what are the measures that you have taken to prevent your phone from being stolen? How have you planned to safeguard your smart devices from theft?

This is one tricky thing and not an easy way to get things done on your own. We can not always keep our phones on our hands and keep a watch at it every time, because that is not going to happen. And there are times when we place our phones inside our handbags or pockets and go on a public vehicle or go through a crowded place, in such moments many situations such as thefts can take place. There will be people who would be waiting eagerly to steal whatever they can and the easiest one is the smartphones for them. They will without any notice slowly open our bags and take the phones out, in a split of a time and we will never know until we look for it. But now with the help of the technology, we can create a shield of protection for our phones.

Yes, I am going to introduce you all to one of the safest application named ‘Anti- theft alarm’ that you all can have in you android smartphones to safeguard your phone from being stolen. What it does is, it will raise an alarm when someone tries to take your phone out of your pockets or bags. There are a few modes such as the charger detector mode, motion detection mode, proximity detection and sim detection mode. So when you set it up with what ever detector mode, it will raise the alarm accordingly.

Along with it you can also set it up to ring when someone removes it from the charger using the charger detection mode and the sim detection will give an alert sms or mail to the provided id or number, the motion detection would work by giving a loud alarm when the phone is moved or given a sudden motion and then comes the proximity detection mode which is the best one that we all have been talking about. It will raise an alarm when the phone is trying to be taken out of the purse, bag or pockets. So the ring will go on until the correct password or passcode is provided to stop it. So in that way, you will always have an alert whenever someone tries to take your phone without your knowledge. In this way you can always have a preventive method updated in your android. Come let us check on how to get it done.

Protect Your Phone From Pick Pocket

You have to get the app named ‘Anti theft alarm’ directly from the google playstore to your android smartphone or tablet.

Let us move on to know how to protect your phone being used by others at home or even at your working places and also safeguard from thefts and pick pocket.
Firstly, start the app in your android device and get in to the app using your mobile number email address or facebook account.

Then you have to choose 'Proximity detection mode' or 'Motion detection mode' from the main interface of the application. The selection is depend on your requirement. If you are travelling in a bus or train and you want to protect your phone from being stolen from the pant pocket, then you have to select the proximity mode. I'll go with proximity mode to show demo.

Next the app will request you to configure the password or pattern lock which will be used to stop the alarm tone when the anti theft mode is activated.

So in that way, when someone tries to remove the phone from your bag it will not stop ringing until the password is provided.

Once you configure the password setup, click on proximity mode and you will have 5 seconds to lock the screen and keep the phone inside your pocket.

That's it. Now the app is activated to protect your phone from being stolen in a crowded public transport. The time period for the security alarm, alarm tone, motion sensitivity can be adjusted from the settings tab.

Now this way you will be able to protect your phones from everyone around you and especially from thefts from stealing it. So you can download 'Anti theft alarm' app directly from the google playstore to your android smartphones by Clicking here.

So this would definitely be a great option for all to take preventive measures in advance to keep your phones secured in all kind of ways. This is the perfect solution and the easiest one for us to maintain. I hope this guide would have been a great help for you.

How To Find Lost Or Stolen Android Phone

Smartphone are a part of us now, we have everything stored in it including all our personal details to our official data. Thereby losing our smartphones would be the worst nightmare ever we could have. That is why the operating systems comes along with so many security features included from which leads to the ability to have the data secured and at the same time it also has the features to find the phone’s location when you misplace it or lose it somewhere. That is why having the tracking system of our smartphone settings activated is very important.

Even without your conscious you might keep your phone somewhere and start searching for it. Even if it’s around your house or room and you still can’t figure it out where, then you will need the help of the android’s inbuilt system of helping you out. In that case you have the ability to get to your laptop and go to the find my phone app and literally give a ring or find the location from it. Most importantly just as how you have to have your phone set up earlier with the tracking system, you should also have the imei number and the android’s serial number noted.

Only so if you are unable to find the phone by yourself, you can lodge a complaint in the police station and for that you will need both the imei and serial numbers. Imei number is a unique identifier, which the phone uses to register to the cell towers. You can easily find your imei number by dialing *#06# in your mobile. You will also have these numbers on your phone box.

To find your serial number go to ‘settings’ > ‘about phone’ and you will find it there.

To get your phone tracked you will also need the help of other apps or browsers. If you aren’t aware of how to do it and wants to be prepared for any such situations, then no worries. Today in this guide I am going to provide you all with a few methods that can be followed when you miss or lose your phone, even if it is stolen, you can try and figure out the location and find it. So come let us take a look at them in brief.

How To Find Lost Android Phone

Locate Your Phone Using Google

In your android smartphone, the google in it had the inbuilt ability to help figure out the location of your phone. When you set up your phone, eventually you will be signed into the ‘Find my device’.

If incase you don’t find it automatically did this procedure, then simply go to the playstore and get the ‘Find my device’ app installed and then sign in with your google account. And afterwards, it will stay active the rest of the time and using this you can fond your phone when lost.

To find the lost android, you have to login to your google account from another phone or laptop and in a web browser type in ‘’, then you have to enter your email id and password if you have not signed into that account from the particular device.

In the find my device, you have three options to choose.

Play a sound: Through this option you can play a sound and make a noise in your lost android, if you think your phone is hiding somewhere around. This will work even if the phone is in silent mode.

Secure your device: If incase you believe your phone is stolen and you haven’t activated any security system such as passwords or passcode, the you can do it through this which will make the finder not access your homescreen.

Erase: This option will allow you to erase all the data manually from the find my device app.

If you can’t figure out the location of the phone using this app, then mostly your device doesn’t have available network or wifi isn’t connected. So keep trying, when the phone gets the network it will be visible on the map.

Locate The Phone In Your House Using Google Home

The worst thing to happen on a busy day is losing the phone somewhere around your house. It can be either inside the sofa edges. Under you pillow cases or anywhere in the kitchen but when you start looking for it will not be visible. So in that case you can find it easily if you have a Google home speaker, from which the google assistant would help you find it.

The speaker would help if you have logged both the speaker and the phone using the same google account and linked your google account and voice to your google home through the home app. So if your phone has the internet connection and find my phone is turned on then all you have to say is ‘ok google, find my phone’ and it will turn on the ringer in your phone even if it is on silent mode. Simple as that.

Using Google Photos

We all know about the google photos app as an application that would allow us to sync in photos and other medias and store as much as we want in it but have you ever heard of how it can help you find your lost phone?

In case that you have miss placed your phone and think that it is stolen, then you van get the help of the google photos as it can help you with the feature backup and sync option. How it works is, when you have activated the sync option in the Google photos then what ever photos that is taken from the phone will be automatically uploaded the google photos account and the best part is that along with the image the location from where the picture was captured will also be uploaded. So in that way, you can login to your google account in another device and watch out for new images popping up. For this to work in your phone the internet connection should be connected and the backup and sync should be enabled. So in case you find new photos uploaded in the google photos, you have to, 

  • visit the and login to the same google account that you have logged into in the lost phone.
  • Look if any new images has been uploaded afterwards. 
  • If so, click on the image and select the info icon which is on the top right corner of the screen.
  • In that appearing sidebar, you will be able to see the image’s information along with the location from where it was clicked from.

Alternative Third Party Apps

Well, apart from the google’s inbuilt features, you can also use some of the third party apps that are available in the google play for you to install. It will also help you find where your phone is by locating its location or in other possible ways. So let us see some alternative apps that can be used to find your lost android smartphone.

Life360 family locator: This is an app that uses the GPS tracker to find your phone. The best feature of this app is that it can be used by the whole family with multiple phones where you become a circle. The app forms a group with whom you wish to have your phones tracked in real time. So with this option you can always check where the other members are and see the location. You can chat or even broadcast a meeting time and location with the circle members that you have connected with.

So with that feature if you find your phone lost, then you can locate it through others phones and track it on the map.

Prey anti theft: This prey anti theft will help you have three different devices protected through just one app. With this app you can raise an alarm in your phone when you think it is lost, take screenshots when it is in use and also you can simply lock down the device.

It is a free app with some great features, when you download it to your android phone, it will provide you some tutorials to show how to run the device. It is simple and useful.

Lost android: This app will allow you to have remote access to the lost phone through the website that you login. Thereby you will be able to delete all the sensitive information from your phone when you think it is lost or even send messages to the phone.

The best part is, you can also forward any calls or messages to another number and have a record of any calls, messages or even the photos taken from your lost phone.

Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

1. Can I still find my lost phone if it’s turned off/ in airplane mode/ the battery is dead.

This is a very common question asked by many and you have to know that to find out the location of where is phone is, it should be turned on and have an active internet connection. If not for them then there very less possibility to find out. You can also try using the phone’s location history to check where the phone was last found before the connection got lost. But even for this, the location history should have been activated.

2. I changed my Google account password, can i still locate my phone?

Well, changing the password of the accounts when you find out that the phone is lost is a good thing to do, as we will not want a stranger to peep into our accounts. And you will still be able to locate and will nit lose the ability to track the device.

3. Can I track my lost phone, if someone made a factory reset?

Well, in this case we will not be able to do so, as factory reset indicates that the phone removes or erases everything and brings it to the factory settings. So the connection to the google accounts won’t be there any longer.

So that’s it, we have now checked on a few methods that can be used to find the android smartphones that seems to be lost or missing. You can follow any of the possible ways and get your phone located, which will help the best to get the phone back to you. So I hope this guide would have helped you in a great way to be precaution before facing any such crisis.