How to use Google search to find your lost Android phone

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I asked this on the first day I received my home on launch. You can say "Ok Google" on your Android phone or tablet to start a voice search or have Google do something for you. Give it at least several seconds, and you'll eventually see a location on the map that's accurate enough to give you a sense of where you left the phone. Do not direct others to perform illegal actions, e. If you turn off this setting, Google won't respond when you say "Ok Google. The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. For example, if you have a Samsung S6 and turn on S-Voice to use the wake up command "Hi Galaxy," it may not work if "From any screen" is turned on.

More things your Google Assistant can do.

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

This post was originally published on April 16, , and was updated to include more information about the requirements for using the feature.

Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Don't show this again. Google has cooked up a new way to find a lost Android phone. Google We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown.

Here's how it works: First, use your computer browser to log in to the Google account you have set up on your phone. Now type the phrase "find my phone" into Google's search engine on your PC. Repeat offenders may be banned. No flaming or trolling. Please participate in meaningful discourse. Tremendously obscene or malicious statements may be removed without explanation. No disinformation or illegal content. Articles or media that has been proven false beyond a reasonable doubt are strictly prohibited.

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We have no safeguards in place to protect anyone from being scammed. OK Google, where's my phone? Am I confused or wasn't this a feature when the GH was first released. Couldn't find my wife's phone last night so I told her to ask and it said it couldn't do that. Then, I figured it was because we have multiple users setup so I asked it to locate my phone. I'm wondering if this is a side effect of adding multiples users. Anyone without multiple users care to see if it works?

Just checked here - it's an ifttt applet. Wonder if you could set up on two ifttt accounts to ring one phone or another? You're right - it is an inbuilt feature since the launch of Assistant on the phone.

Tasker tasks won't trigger if your phone is locked Just turn off the setting or simply don't add any teams and you won't be bothered. Another one of the few features that is turned on but remains dormant until you configure it is stock updates. Choose Always to see up-to-the-moment stock updates, or Morning and Evenings or When Relevant to see fewer updates. Beneath those choices, click Stocks to add individual stocks to watch. For some unknown reason, there isn't an editing button to change the order of stocks after you add them they fall in reverse-chronological order of when you added them.

It's something of a moot point, though because after I set up some stocks, they didn't appear on my alert cards in the same order that I set them in the settings anyhow. Turn off extraneous settings. A few of the settings that were on by default didn't suit my needs, so I shut them off. You may want to as well to keep the flow of incoming information relevant and manageable.

One example of a setting I turned off is the Movies feature, which pushes cinema times at you when you're near a theater. I also changed my News Updates "Interest Level" to low, among the choices low, medium, or high.

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