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Google's location history minute by minute

My phone was stolen. Is it possible to get the location history as realtime as possible from Google?
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Lost my phone. Can I still locate it?

So I lost my phone a few days ago. Either somebody found it, or it is somewhere in the snow, soaked with water. It's a Nexus 4 running CM12 nightly with GPS completely turned off. Google's Android ...
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how to trace a mobile when switched off using imei

how to tracre a mobile when switched off using imei.my phone is moto E.I can trace my mobile when it is switched on +location on + mobile date on . I can trace ,ring and even wipe my data also when ...
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Lost my Android YU Yureka yesterday (12/1/2016)

Is it possible to track a lost phone by IMEI number? Android Device Manager is active on my mobile. Will it de-activate if the person who stole does Factory Reset? It has CyanogenMod rom.
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How to remotely backup folders on stolen Android?

Most Android anti-theft apps can backup photos and text messages, but is there any app that can be installed through the web version of Google Play that can give me access to my folders and files to ...
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Lost, deactivated phone being used by someone on wifi. Can I track it?

The person who found my deactivated phone sent me a threatening E-mail from my own mailbox. He suggests he is has been reading my recent mail and says he found the phone in front of my house, ...
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How to remotely turn mobile data on if phone is missing

In the event that I loose my phone, like what happened today, when I left it at a store, I want my mobile data to be switched on. This is primarily for two reasons: Lockwatch will send photographs ...
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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy S4 after factory reset?

Just lost my Samsung Galaxy S4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the SIM card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed? Been trying to ...
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Realistic preparations to be made beforehand to locate the device and/or ascertain identity of its holder? [closed]

What can and should be done beforehand as a precautionary measure to locate the device or ascertain the identity of its holder, should a person unknowingly lose his/her device for any reason? I am ...
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Can't find my phone… Really..!

So this is the situation: three days ago I was looking for my galaxy s3 and couldn't find it. It's an extra phone, so don't use it much. So I asked device manager, and it reported it online several ...
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google account password has been changed now how ADM will help to locate android phone

I lost my samsung android phone, it was connected with google account but i changed my google account password, now I am not able to trace it through ADM, still i tried, It shows "No active devices" ...
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Could a thief reset a stolen phone from its default config + screen lock?

For this scenario let's assume the following: The phone is stolen and locked. The thief does not know the lock combination and cannot determine it. There is no external SD slot. USB debugging is ...
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Lost my phone, how can I get my contacts from my SD card?

Well, I lost my phone. I know I can get some contacts from google, but it's not phone numbers, only e-mails. (I already tried locating my phone with google, and I was able to do it. It seems to be ...
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Lost phone and WhatsApp issue

I lost my phone and I have some contacts on WhatsApp which I don't have anywhere else. Is there any way to get those contacts? I have already deactivated my SIM card. Can I get the data back?
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My android phone was stolen. How worried should I be with all my google data inside the phone?

Ok, so my samsung galaxy 5 was stolen. I had gmail, calendar, twitter(tweetdeck), facebook, ... all my personal data in it. I didn't have any app installed that could wipe this information from a ...
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Is there a way to retrieve images from a stolen phone [duplicate]

I was using HTC Desire 626 which was connected to my Google account. I lost it yesterday, or may be it was stolen (pickpocket) while I was visiting a busy street market in Pratunam, Thailand. When I ...
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Phone “last seen” on WhatsApp after it was lost - how is that possible?

I recently lost my cell phone. The following has happened: At 6 PM I used it for the last time. I sent a WhatsApp message, and I asume I left WhatsApp open. At 8 PM I realized the phone was gone. ...
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How can I find my phone when it's on silent/vibrate mode?

Sometimes when I can't find my phone, I call it from my wife's phone or my landline. (There's also online service which provides a free call to your phone, it's a handy way to find a missing phone). ...
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locate lost phone with help from gps and web based google play

Phone lost but access to google play through web interface. Is there any app that will send GPS position right upon installation, or send the phone position to the gmail account installed on the phone ...
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lost my phone Note and want to recover data

lost my phone A Samsung Note and want to see if there would be a posibility a may look and/ have access to my phone to obtain my data. I have important screenshots and photos job related. Biggest ...
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How to improve the security on my Android phone?

When I use Android in business I have some secret data on my phone. So if I lose my phone this can easily be stolen. Is there any way I can secure my phone? E.g. adding password for unlocking it. Any ...
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How to regain access to Google after phone is found?

I lost my Android phone but after a few days someone returned it to me. Unfortunately, in the mean time I had blocked my SIM, and blocked my Google and Facebook accounts from using that phone device. ...
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Can a call on a phone that was locked by Android Device Manager still be answered?

I have lost my Sony Xperia. Upon learning, I called my phone with another phone and I can hear that it's still ringing so I'm thinking that I just dropped it somewhere and not really stolen. I tried ...
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Stop WhatsApp from being used on lost phone

I lost my Android phone, but my WhatsApp is still on. How I can stop someone who is using it? I don't have the SIM with me. The people who found it is using my WhatsApp account. When they went ...
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How to find a stolen android phone without internet connectivity?

Is there any app which could send me a text for the new sim and the number and with the help of the number can i send a text back to perform some remote locking features. The point is when the phone ...
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Two phones appearing on android device manager

I lost my phone last month and was desperately looking for ways to track it. I never installed any apps to track it and so I got online to see if there were other options and found 'Android Device ...
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How can my lost phone disappear from my Android device manager device list?

I lost one of my phone 2 months ago. I've sometimes checked Android device manager to locate it and try locking it, but recently my lost phone disappears from the list ! How it can happen ? Does a ...
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Android Device Manager to track tablet

I lost my tablet a few days ago and on the Android Device Manager page it says it was last online on the day I lost it. But does it mean online with my Google account or online in general?
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How to Deactivate my Android phone using IMEI number?

I lost my Sony Xperia Sola(MT27i) recently. As there was no SIM card inside the phone, when got lost, I am finding it very difficult to access my mobile online from mobilesecurity.norton.com, which I ...
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Can I recover photos and contacts from lost/stolen phone days ago? [duplicate]

Lost phone (LG Optimus) 2 days ago, anyway to recover photos and contacts? Reported phone to sheriff's dept and Sprint.
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How can I find a lost phone or help people return it?

I'm looking for an app like Where's My Droid to help locate a lost device. Ideally I'm hoping there is one that might have two specific features: The ability to display a message to the screen to ...
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Stolen Sony Z1: Want to know person's phone number by using IP address

My phone (Sony Z1) has been stolen. I found the IP address through Gmail (which shows who is using my account; Sony reported the same as well). The IP addresses are 103.242.98.147 and 103.242.97.46. ...
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Will Security apps work even after flashing new rom?

Assume that I have turned on Android Device manager to locate my phone in case of theft, and I also installed some security apps which can send message when someone tries to change the SIM card. ...
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Options for Stolen Phone

With an iPhone, you tie your phone to an iCloud account - it happens at the bootloader level. If your phone gets stolen, the thief can't do anything until the previous owner releases the phone from ...
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I have an emergency. Lost Android

We have lost an Android phone. Every possible aspect that could make it more difficult has happened to be an encouragement to surrender. We do not have the IMEI, it does not have access to internet ...
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How to know which email address was registered to my lost phone?

My phone(Samsung Galaxy Note 2) is lost. I want to delete data from it, especially my personal photos. I don't remember my play store account which was associated with my Note 2. I tried to contact my ...
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How do i get my phone's IMEI number if it was stolen?

My Samsung S5 mini was stolen and I now need the IMEI number. How do i get this without the phone?
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If an Android device is stole and wiped, does it stay connected to your Google+ Account/Dashboard?

I am asking out of curiosity. I think my phone may be stolen but I can't find it. I am wondering if a thief erased/wiped the phone would it "remove" itself as a listing on my Google+ account?
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how to remotely uninstall apps or lock and delete data in android via laptop

I lost my sony experia z tday with lot of valuble data, how to delete or lock them? how to unindtsll apps from android through laptop
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i lost my phone and i want to remove the Google account from the phone [duplicate]

I lost my phone somewhere and there is no way of retrieving it this I won't to remove the Google account inside it and the phone is off
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Lost-phone apps do not work for my S5

I am struggling to understand what's going on here! When I first got my phone, I signed up for Samsung's service for finding a lost phone. But, not too long after it simply stopped working. I finally ...
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An app to locate my Android device around the house?

Oftentimes, I don't know where I placed my Android around the house. What app would you recommend to allow me to send an email to it that will cause vibrate and emit high volume sounds/music that will ...
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A miracle for finding a stolen phone [duplicate]

Background Recently my phone got stolen from my pocket and then I was almost thrown in street and run over by a car. The police won't move a finger because of a new law, which means I'll have to wait ...
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My phone was just stolen an hour or so ago. Are there any options for tracking?

I realize this is a long shot, but my phone was lost or stolen a few hours ago. At the time it was stolen, I didn't have any specific applications installed to track it or wipe the data. So... my ...
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How does 'Android Lost' application work?

its very urgent and important for me. Lost my android device. Now I have come to know that its being used and is online. By checking the Android Robot symbol in my friends chat list meaning, that my ...
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Lost my phone on aeroplane mode

I lost my Samsung s5 on a flight the day before I took the last photos of my honeymoon they are the only ones that are not backed up. Could some one tell me if they will ever be backed up? Or will my ...
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What's the point of Airdroid's “Find phone” feature if phone is not on the same network

I started using Airdroid today and was perplexed by how its "Find phone" feature works. As far as I can tell, my web Airdroid and my phone Airdroid are connected only when they are in the same local ...
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Lost/Stolen Samsung S4 Mini blocked be tracked?

recently lost samsung s4 mini, which had sim and phone blocked. Tried to remote lock it using Androis manager, but said device was offline. Does this mean that they can get at my data even though I ...
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Recovering data remotely from a lost device

I was wondering if I could recover some photos and/or contacts from my phone which I lost yesterday. Also I'm pretty sure it was stolen, so is there a way that I can know when the device is online?
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How to prevent tracking or hacking of a used phone

The used phone's IMEI is clean, so it's not stolen. Looks like its seller did a factory-reset before selling it. But how do I make sure that it doesn't have any malware or backdoors, and that its ...