Find My iPhone — a great tool for finding the missing devices iOS . It helps to have another Apple product, but if you don’t have an iOS or Mac computer, use an Android device. Before you can find iPhone on Android, you need to enable the correct settings beforehand. Here are four ways to track an iPhone from any Android device.
When setting Find My iPhone, turn on the option » Send last location» . This ensures that the location can be determined if the battery dies.
These steps work on all currently supported iPhones and any Android devices that can run the apps below.
How to Track an iPhone Using an Android Browser
Follow these instructions to find your missing iPhone with any android browser app.
On an Android device that does not belong to you, launch the browser in incognito mode . Therefore, your personal information is not stored.
Login to iCloud.com under your Apple ID.
From the menu select » Find iPhone» .
In chapter » All Devices» select the device you want to search.
Choose from three options to find or monitor your missing device:
- Play the sound to find the device by beep.
- Turn on lost mode, to prevent your device from being hacked.
- Erase iPhone/iPad, to delete phone data remotely.
If the browser is in incognito mode, log out of all accounts and close the incognito browser when you’re done.
How to Track iPhone Location Using Google Maps
It is possible to track your iPhone using Google Maps, but success is not guaranteed. A specific setting must be enabled on the iPhone before it disappears.
For this method to work, Google Maps must be installed on the iPhone and have access to the location. In the Google Maps app, click on your profile picture at the top and select » Settings» . Click personal content, and then make sure your location tracking is enabled as on screens » Services definitions location, so and on screens » Location history» .
With access to Google Maps enabled on your missing device, open the web browser on your Android device and sign in to your timeline .
Select the date your phone went missing and view your routes and places visited. If you took photos on that date, the images will appear on the timeline and show where you last used your device.
How to Track an iPhone with a GPS Tracking App
Using the GPS app tracking is also a good tool for finding a lost or stolen iPhone. However, the app must be installed before the phone goes missing.