1. John King5's Avatar
    I dont have the insurance pack or any prior downloaded apps to track my phone. I lost it last night around 730. How can I find my phone??
    09-29-2013 12:30 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! I recommend contacting your carrier. I'd imagine if it can be tracked they can track it.
    Umair Ali3 likes this.
    09-29-2013 12:34 PM
  3. Eduardo Galvan's Avatar
    Apart from that, login to your Google account and go to the device manager. (Search it on Google, its a new free service Google's offering.) Select your S3 and click locate. It'll GPS it and tell you where it is.

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    09-29-2013 12:36 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Apart from that, login to your Google account and go to the device manager. (Search it on Google, its a new free service Google's offering.) Select your S3 and click locate. It'll GPS it and tell you where it is.

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    Does that work even if location services and GPS are disabled?
    09-29-2013 01:52 PM
  5. Eduardo Galvan's Avatar
    Does that work even if location services and GPS are disabled?
    I don't know that...because I ALWAYS have GPS enabled because its helpful in this situation.

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    09-29-2013 03:10 PM
  6. Eduardo Galvan's Avatar
    Does that work even if location services and GPS are disabled?
    Its cause I've never really met a person with the GPS disabled.
    Its not like its a battery waster either..on my Note/other Galaxy devices, it didn't affect me at all.

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    09-29-2013 03:13 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Its cause I've never really met a person with the GPS disabled.
    Its not like its a battery waster either..on my Note/other Galaxy devices, it didn't affect me at all.

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    I always disable the GPS and in my experience it does make difference in battery life.

    from my Sony XTZ
    09-29-2013 03:17 PM
  8. rishabh008's Avatar
    Hello buddy!

    Yesterday, my brand new Note 3 got stolen.. :-(

    Thanks for telling me about this Google Device Manager feature. It is definitely an interesting thing to explore.

    My question is:
    Since, my device was stolen, the thief switched it off and presumably threw my SIM card immediately. Since, the mobile data and GPS won't be on now, will it be possible for me to ever catch the location of my device. My Gmail account was configured in it and I just tried to use this Device Manager feature, it does not fetch my location but says "Last used on October 1, 2013".

    If the phone will ever be switched on, will this feature update the location of my phone then?
    Will this work if the phone is reset/formatted (i.e. when my Gmail account is erased)?

    And last, but not the least... "Will I ever be able to trace my phone" :-( :-(

    Would really appreciate your help on this
    10-05-2013 03:55 AM
  9. Eduardo Galvan's Avatar
    Hello buddy!

    Yesterday, my brand new Note 3 got stolen.. :-(

    Thanks for telling me about this Google Device Manager feature. It is definitely an interesting thing to explore.

    My question is:
    Since, my device was stolen, the thief switched it off and presumably threw my SIM card immediately. Since, the mobile data and GPS won't be on now, will it be possible for me to ever catch the location of my device. My Gmail account was configured in it and I just tried to use this Device Manager feature, it does not fetch my location but says "Last used on October 1, 2013".

    If the phone will ever be switched on, will this feature update the location of my phone then?
    Will this work if the phone is reset/formatted (i.e. when my Gmail account is erased)?

    And last, but not the least... "Will I ever be able to trace my phone" :-( :-(

    Would really appreciate your help on this
    Late response, sorry. It doesn't matter if the SIM is gone. If it's connected to WiFi and it has your Gmail connected, you might find it.
    Good luck.

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    10-08-2013 04:35 PM
  10. Lester Rodriguez's Avatar
    is an android????

    is so, go to android market on any computer and download PLAN B app. it will give you a location and a map to were your phones is..... this is the best app. to locate any android phone....
    12-08-2013 02:15 PM
  11. KreepyKen's Avatar
    is an android????

    is so, go to android market on any computer and download PLAN B app. it will give you a location and a map to were your phones is..... this is the best app. to locate any android phone....
    Plan B ONLY works for phones running Android 2.0 through 2.3. So unless you found a way to install Gingerbread on your S3, this is not going to work.
    12-08-2013 03:51 PM
  12. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Waste of time. These phones are too easy to factory reset when stolen. You aren't getting this phone back.

    Get insurance next time.

    Carrier isn't tracking anything without a court order. Don't bother asking. They will laugh at you.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
    12-08-2013 10:24 PM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Apart from that, login to your Google account and go to the device manager. (Search it on Google, its a new free service Google's offering.) Select your S3 and click locate. It'll GPS it and tell you where it is.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Device manager also has to be activated in Google Settings on the device before it can be used.

    From a Sprint Moto X on AC forums app.
    12-08-2013 11:02 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Does that work even if location services and GPS are disabled?
    Its cause I've never really met a person with the GPS disabled.
    Its not like its a battery waster either..on my Note/other Galaxy devices, it didn't affect me at all.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Location access does need to be enabled. GPS however does not. I would imagine GPS does provide a more precise location.

    From a Sprint Moto X on AC forums app.
    12-08-2013 11:10 PM
  15. Priscilla Gouvias's Avatar
    I dont have the insurance pack or any prior downloaded apps to track my phone. I lost it last night around 730. How can I find my phone??
    03-20-2014 08:49 AM
  16. noormfasmil's Avatar
    My Galaxy S3 lost. how to find it?
    09-30-2014 12:30 PM
  17. Gera Avenido's Avatar
    someone stole my phone at the jeepney station, please tell me how could i able to trace the location of my pone, or where can i find the device manager, please./ thanks
    12-13-2014 06:47 AM
  18. Ahtsham Khalid1's Avatar
    How can I find my phone??
    04-12-2015 06:09 AM
  19. Umair Ali3's Avatar
    sir i lost my s3 plzz tell me how to find ???
    04-28-2015 04:21 AM

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