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    Default Lost my Galaxy S3,

    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??
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    Default Re: Lost my Galaxy S3,

    Welcome to the forums! I recommend contacting your carrier. I'd imagine if it can be tracked they can track it.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo Galvan View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo Galvan View Post
    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.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by rishabh008 View Post
    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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    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lester Rodriguez View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Default Re: Lost my Galaxy S3,

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo Galvan View Post
    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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    Device manager also has to be activated in Google Settings on the device before it can be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Does that work even if location services and GPS are disabled?
    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo Galvan View Post
    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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    Location access does need to be enabled. GPS however does not. I would imagine GPS does provide a more precise location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John King5 View Post
    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??
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    My Galaxy S3 lost. how to find it?
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    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
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    How can I find my phone??
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    sir i lost my s3 plzz tell me how to find ???

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