How to Use a Friend’s Android to Locate Your Device

June 3, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

What if you just misplaced or lost your Android device and is in the middle of something so that you don’t have access to your PC? Chances are that you would want to rush home or to office so that you can make use of GPS to find the location of your device.

That is passé. Today, you don’t have to do that. All you need to do is to look for a friend around. If he / she has a n Android phone, you are in luck.

The recent update to the Android Device Manager has made it easier for you to check the location of your stolen / lost from a friend’s device.

So get hold of your friend’s Android rig and use one of your backup codes to log in. That is if you have two-step verification enabled.

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Proceed further by clicking on the guest option from the account menu and open the Android Device Manager app. If the phone doesn’t have it, install it.

Now, click the username menu at the top and type Guest. The next step is to use your backup code in place of the two-step verification code.

After doing that, go to your Gmail and with your normal password enter. The rig would ask for two-step verification, and you need to key in one of your backup codes.

Have in mind that each code can only be used once. That also means that in case you generate a new set of codes, previous codes will be deactivated.  Once you have done that, pick your device, and choose ring, lock, or erase.

Pick your device and ask for its location. It gets done easily, and you can be assured of finding your lost device.

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