Find My Device is a Google application that allows you to register all of your Google Account related devices to see their location, battery status, but most importantly to remotely ring, lock and erase all data . These features are very useful when our precious phone has been stolen or lost. This application is available on Android but is also available from a computer .
An update after 9 months of inactivityThe application, available since 2013 , has not been updated since August 31, 2017, but a new version is being rolled out. The Android Police site has spotted tiny changes that are still interesting.
From now on, the application displays a small “i” for “information” which, once clicked, displays a pop-up. The latter presents the IMEI number of the phone . It’s this number that you take a long time to find in the phone’s settings or even worse in the phone’s packaging. In short, the new feature will save you from recording or recording this number somewhere . From now on, it is accessible in one click, from Find My Device.
This new feature will be very practical to save time during a flight report, since this number blocks the use of the phone on all mobile networks . Clearly, if your phone is stolen, you only have to open the application from another of your equipment, note the IMEI number and transfer it to your operator who will block the phone: no SIM card will work .
It is hoped that the spread of such practices will gradually deter thieves and thus reduce the theft of phones.
If you do not want to wait for the official update from the Play Store, here is the link of the APK available on APK Mirror , a reliable source. Otherwise, you can still install the application from the Play Store and wait a little before deployment in France.