There are many ways to locate a lost cell phone, whether it is lost or stolen.. Both Android and iOS have proprietary software to detect the exact location of the device. In case it cannot be recovered, it is recommended unlink all associated accounts.
The function of searching and locating phones Google can be activated when one configures the new phone. To be sure, you will have to go to the Security section and select Find my device.
Some computers, such as Samsung, have their own system called Find my mobile, which is activated by default. To know how to run it, there is a simulator that allows to know the steps.
At Apple, the search system uses an iPhone network, which debuted in 2019 with a system using Bluetooth and the 1 billion Apple devices in use. It does not matter if the equipment is disconnected, as already happens with the new AirPods.
The phone can be retrieved from any computer or from another mobile line. Photo: Andres D’Elia
The novelty of the latest update is that it detects the position even if the iPhone is without batteries. The secret is in the iOS 15 operating system that does not turn off completely. Instead, it will remain – unless one disables this option – in a low power state.
In WhatsApp, the first thing is to contact the mobile operator and ask to block the SIM card. Starting the account with a new SIM card unpairs the other device.
Another more energetic measure is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the text “Lost / Stolen phone: Please deactivate my account” next to the phone number in the full international format.
It is important to unlink all social media accounts. Photo: Shutterstock
The next step is to unlink all accounts associated with the device and thus ensure that personal information is safe. This process can be done remotely and from another device. Even from a computer.
The easiest is Google. The first thing to do is to access the account, go to the Security section> Your devices> Manage devices. Once inside that option, all the devices from where the session was started will appear. When clicking on More details, the option to Close session appears. Clever.
The process at Apple is quite similar. That is, the mobile will have to be removed from the Trusted Devices list. To perform this simple task, you will have to enter the Apple account and go to the Devices section.
The first thing will be mark the device as lost. In this way, it will be locked remotely with a code, just like the cards linked to it. This is done from the Find section and there select the Devices or Articles tab.
By default, all social networks have a section for security and privacy settings. In the case of Instagram and LinkedIn, just make a password change for the account to be unlinked from any device.
From Facebook you have to log in from any computer, go to Settings and select Security and Login. In this section, there are all the teams. To unlink the account on the lost device, you must uncheck the box.
With information from La Vanguardia.