How do I use the Find My Phone function if my phone is lost?

If you lose your phone, you can find, lock or erase it. If you've added a Google account to your device, Find My Phone is automatically turned on. If you allow Find My Phone to encrypt your phone's most recent location and store it with Google, your device’s most recent location is available to the first account activated on the device.

To find a device, make sure you:
- are signed in with a Google account on your device.
- have the location opened.
- have Find My Phone turned on
- have power on and are connected to mobile data or WiFi.

You can still find its recent locations if your device turned off or not connected to mobile data or WiFi and enable 'Store recent locations.'

Important: if you find your device after you've erased data, you need your Google account password to use your device again. Learn about device protection.

1. On a browser, go to
2. Sign in to your Google account.
- If you have multiple devices, select the lost one at the top of the sidebar.
- If your lost device has more than one user profile: sign in with a Google account that's on the main or personal profile. Learn about user profiles.
3.The lost device gets a notification.
4.You'll get info about where the device is on the map.
- The location is approximate and may not be accurate.
- If your device can't be found, you may find its last known location if available.
5. If you get a prompt, tap Enable lock and erase.
6. Select what you want to do:
- Play sound: rings your device at full volume for 5 minutes, even if it's set to silent or vibrate.
- Secure device: locks your device with your PIN or password. If you don't have a lock, you can set one. To help someone return your device to you, you can add a message or device number to the lock screen.
- Erase device: permanently deletes all data on your device, but may not delete SD cards. After you erase it, Find My Phone won't work on the device any longer.