You can now go to Google.com in a web browser and type “Find my phone” to see the exact location of your potentially-lost device. How cool is that?
Google will now locate your phone through Google Search, just like it does in the Android Device Manager app. All you need is the latest version of the Google (Search) app installed and this should work. It may ask that you sign-in to your Google account before it completes the task, but seriously, that’s it, at least according to a G+ post today from the search giant.
After searching for your phone, assuming Google finds it, you can even “ring” your phone to set off its ringtone for five minutes. A quick press of the phone’s power button will silence it.
Google didn’t mention needing to be signed in to the Android Device Manager in order for all of this to work, but if you click on the map that appears in the Search results, it actually redirects you to the ADM. Just to be safe, you may want to install ADM and get it up and running.
Also, if you have multiple devices attached to your Google account, you can switch between them from the map result that appears.
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