Just Google It
You know the expression that everyone uses, “Just Google it.” There are other writers at DCT that abhor Google. I am the Queen of Google, though, and proud to say so. I cannot imagine what I would do without Google Maps, Drive, Chrome, Mail, Hangouts, etc. I love Google for everything it does to make my life easier.
I know I am not alone when it comes to losing things. Some people lose their keys. I have been known to lose my mind (I raised three children all one year apart), my place in the book I was reading, as well as my mobile phone. Today, I lost my mobile phone. Many of you know my pain. Some people might have a panic attack and feel disconnected at the thought of losing their phone. There is actually a name for those that go through withdrawal of their mobile phone– nomophobia.
Those that know me know that I am not your typical mobile device user. I was upset, but I kind of enjoyed the quiet. I use my phone, though, to take photos and that upset me more than using it as a phone. I was frantic, thinking the last thing I need is to have to purchase another phone (even though I still use a Samsung Galaxy S4 and was eligible for an upgrade a long time ago). I started to retrace my steps thinking, “Where could I have left it?”
My Catholic upbringing taught me to pray to St. Anthony when I lost something. Well, St. Anthony must’ve been on vacation as he did not help at all. I went out to my truck and started looking under the seats. I found the phone holster, a dime, and an old McDonalds french fry, but no phone.
When it comes to Technology there are so many ways to accomplish a task. There are third-party Apps that are available to help you, but my go-to option is Google.
How to Locate Your Phone With Google
- Launch a Web Browser from a phone, tablet or computer.
- Skip on over to Google if it is not your default Search Engine or Home Page.
- Type find my phone
- Tap on find my device
- Enter your eMail address and password just as though you were checking your email.
You are now given multiple options once it locates your phone:
- You can Ring your phone so that it makes noise. Come on now, admit it, we have all done this at one time or another to locate a missing mobile. If the phone is not nearby, this feature is worthless.
- You can lock your phone so that whoever finds the phone can’t access your home screen.
- You can erase your phone. This is useful if you know there is no way you can retrieve your phone. This is a last ditch attempt if you ask me.
Do you have nomophobia? Which of your technology devices can’t you live without?
What is your go-to method for locating your lost device?