It took a while for Google to come up with a “Find My iPhone” service for Android, but the company did it. Fast forward to June 1st and Google can now help you track down your lost or stolen Android device and iPhone.
The company launched the new feature in celebration of the My Account’s first birthday. Google’s My Account service lets you manage your privacy and security settings concerning Google products.
“Find your phone” is one of the three new features Google is adding to the My Account service. The feature can be used on Android and iOS, and you’ll soon be able to do it by simply searching Google for “I lost my phone.” The feature will let you locate, lock down, and call your missing device – head on over to this link to see the feature in action.
The strange thing about the feature is that it’s already enabled. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve told Google anywhere what phones belong to you. The ones that you’ve used Google services on will appear under your account.
The other two new My Account features include accessing your account by voice and finding it online by searching Google, which should come in handy in case you want to do a quick privacy and security checkup, customize your Google experience, or just use the Find your phone feature