Google is trying to provide an answer to Apple’s Find My iPhone app by improving its Find My Device feature, which would let various users know where their device is as well as many other people’s devices if they so choose. want and whether they have the required permissions.
Details regarding this app have been somewhat sparse, but according to XDA, a new app update has revealed a lot of information. For example, we now know that the app will also tell you if it’s close or not, along with other details that could come in very handy in situations where you might have lost your phone. This app will obviously also come in handy if your phone were to be stolen, something that can happen regardless of how many precautions you might try to take in an attempt to prevent it.
Another feature that many people will no doubt find useful is the ability to mark your device as lost. This may trigger an alert and you may continue to receive updates on his whereabouts. Seeing its last known location can give you a lot of information to work with, which would go a long way in helping you find the phone you lost. Once you have recovered your phone, you can mark it as found on the app.
Overall, this turns out to be a pretty solid app from Google. While the search engine giant is definitely late to the party as Apple has had a version of this app for a very long time now, this is definitely a positive development. People won’t have to rely on third-party apps anymore, although the creators of those apps might worry about new competition.
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