OnePlus 6 is from top-level phones but it didn't have any tracking features or tool officially like Samsung and Apple phones. And this may be a big disadvantage for today's generation. Because the robbery of phone and phone lost has become a normal thing. The world is moving fast and we don't have much time to take care of our phone and put it into first priority. Probably because of workloads. We mostly get a day off in a whole week to enjoy our stuff but some regret that day when lost their phone. And I know you don't want to lose your OnePlus 6 or 6T and that's why I'm here to teach you how to track lost or stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T.
Tracking lost or stolen phone is not hard including for OnePlus 6 or 6T. There are some tools which you can use to track OnePlus 6 or 6T if stolen and protect your data from a breach. And if the thief doesn't break the tracking connection, you will able to get your OnePlus 6 or 6T back on your hands.
Basically, here I will try to cover everything that you need to know to Track Stolen OnePlus 6. And I guarantee you will thank me after the end of this article. So, let's get started.
Tracking of Stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T
The tracking of OnePlus 6 or 6T can be easily done by Android device manager but there are some consequences that it may not work because of its requirement. To track with Android Device Manager, there is some condition that needs to be matched. Like the stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T should be logged in with Gmail account, it should have Internet access, it should be turned ON, it should have GPS turned ON to trace the location. If these conditions match then you can easily catch your stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T.
The tracking can be done by any device that can access the Internet like a phone or computer. You just need to access a google provided website with the Gmail account that active on the stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T. And it will automatically show you the status of the stolen OnePlus device. Like the location status, mobile charging status, GPS status, and Network status.
Now, you know how can tracking of stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T can be done. It's actually not simple, most of the time the thief turn Off the phone which prevents any kind of tracking. And if this happens, you should complain about the stolen of your OnePlus 6 in the police station. And they will ask you the IMEI number of the phone that stolen and they tell their tracking masters to trace the device. They will also distribute that IMEI number to various SIM providers in your country to notify when the device gets active.
What's the possibility of getting your OnePlus 6 or 6T Back
It can't be expressed by words but if you will be willing to getting your OnePlus 6 or 6T back. Then there is a high possibility that you will able to again hold your OnePlus 6 or 6T in your hands. The possibility will totally depend on your action. Like if you immediately use another device to track your stolen OnePlus device with Android device manager tool then you may easily catch it. But if you can't able to track with Android device manager then you need to complain and then Police will investigate which will take a longer than you thought.
If the OnePlus 6 or 6T is not stolen and just lost somewhere, then there is a high chance that you will easily get it back with Android Device manager. But only if nobody picks the OnePlus device from the place it was lost.
What you can do After Tracked Oneplus 6 or 6T with Android Device Manager
Once the stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T is tracked using Android device manager, you can do three major actions:
1. Play Sound
When OnePlus 6 or 6T is tracked by Android Device Manager, you can ring a loud sound on OnePlus 6 like a ring when the incoming call comes. The feature quality is it can ring the loud sound on the phone even when the phone is in silent mode. And using this feature, you can easily find the phone if its place or lost near you. I cannot tell the exact radar distance because every phone has a different speaker which produces different level of sound.
2. Secure Device
This feature of the Android device manager is little better than any of its feature. When the stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T is connected with the Android device manager, you can secure your device by erasing the Google account from the phone. Also, you can add a screen lock wirelessly to protect your OnePlus 6 or 6T from the person who theft your phone. And you can add a message or number to the lock screen. This may help you in getting back your OnePlus 6 or 6T. However, if you post the phone number on the lock screen and luckily if a good person has found your phone, he/she call on the displaying number and you can reach to your lost phone.
3. Erase Device
With this feature, you can erase all the content from your OnePlus 6 or 6T instantly. But it has a disadvantage that you won't be again able to connect with the device. Because after erasing the device, Gmail account from the phone will get removed and phone basically gets factory reset. So, use this feature when you believe that your OnePlus 6 or 6T will not be achieved again. Erase device feature is really helpful, it helps us to prevent the personal data breach after phone stolen.
So, now you know what you can do when stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T is connected with the Android device manager. Its time to guide you on how to use the Android device manager to locate lost/stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T.
But before providing you the procedure, there are some basic requirements which you need to have when you are about to use Android device manager for locating stolen OnePlus device.
Requirements to locate Stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T with Android Device Manager
You must have these requirements when you try to track stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T using Android Device manager:
- A device for tracking (Mobile or Computer).
- Internet connection.
- Gmail Account that active on stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T.
- Google Chrome Browser.
These are the four requirements that you must have if you want to track stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T. You can also use the alternative of Google Chrome which is the FireFox Browser. But I highly recommend Google Chrome browser because its best for everything including tracking. Once you have these things, you can start tracking stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T.
How to Track Stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T using Android Device Manager
Here are the steps to track stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T with Android Device Manager:
- First, visit Google find my device using a device like a computer or Android phone.
- Log in with the same Gmail account that is active on stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T.
- Once you logged in, you will able to see your device on Google find my device website. And you will able to see the status of your OnePlus 6 or 6T. Like where the phone is in the world (if the GPS active), Network strength of the phone, Battery level, Online or Offline, etc.
- When the status is showing online and Location status is ON, you can track the stolen phone location using the big on the site. Just refresh the connection and if the GPS of the phone will be active then you will able to see the place of the phone on the big map.
- If the GPS is Off, immediately lock the screen and erase the data from the phone to protect your personal data from a breach. You can do that from the left sidebar.
- When location status is showing Off, try the second action which is Secure Device. Put your phone number as a screen lock message so, if the person powers up the phone and sees your number on the screen lock. His heart may melt out and he/she call on the number and you get your lost/stolen OnePlus 6 or 6T back.
So, that's how you can get your OnePlus 6 or 6T back when lost/stolen. The chance of getting your lost/stolen phone back is almost 50%. And I recommend to try your luck and see if you will get your OnePlus 6 or 6T back or not.
Sadly, OnePlus doesn't provide any tracking service for their phones which is a bad thing. In case you lost or got your OnePlus 6 or 6T stolen, you should immediately try Android Device Manager. It's a free service that Google provides for those who don't have tracking support from their phone company. And using this you may not find your device 100% of the time. But you will be able to secure your Personal information that placed on the stolen device.
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