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How to locate an Android mobile

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How to locate an Android mobile: You have purchased a smartphone Android brand new but you always use it sparingly because you are afraid of losing it? I understand you a little, but you don’t have to be too worried about the fate of your mobile phone. Now there are many solutions that allow you to protect cell phones from theft and to trace them in case of loss, all you have to do is choose one and use it on your new pocket gem.

How about AVG? Yes, really him. The famous antivirus for PC has also landed on Android and, in addition to eliminating the malware that alas are also present on the Google operating system, it allows you to detect the geographical position of the mobile phone at a distance from the computer. Come on, install it now and find out how to locate an android cellphone using it. It’s free!

If you want to find out how to locate an android cellphone, the first step you need to take is to connect to the Google Play Store and download the application AVG antivirus on your smartphone. You can perform this operation directly from your smartphone, by searching for the name of the app from the Google Play search bar, or via PC using the Web version of the Play Store. In the latter case, the software will be automatically downloaded to the phone as soon as it is connected to the Internet.

Once the download and installation are complete, start AVG on your smartphone and press the button I accept to accept the terms of use of the app and access its main screen. At this point, press the key Menu phone and select the button Theft Protection which appears at the bottom right. In the screen that opens, select the item Registration, type in your Gmail address (the one you have associated with Android) and press the button OK twice consecutively to activate the location service on the phone.

The most is done. But now we have to see how to use the computer to locate the smartphone in case of loss / theft using the geographic location service you just activated. You’ll see, it’s easier than you think and you don’t need to install any software on your PC: it all works via the Web.

For locate an Android mobile from your computer, all you have to do is connect to the AVG Mobile website and click on the button Log in located at the top right. Then click on the button Allow to authorize the service to interact with your Google account and start locating the phone by first clicking on the button Locate and then on Next.

The localization process will take a minute or two, after which a map of Google Maps with an indicator on the point where the mobile phone has been located. Device detection is done based on cellular network, so it is very accurate. Or so it was in my tests.

In addition to identifying the geographic location of the mobile phone, AVG for Android also allows you to block (Lock) and delete the contents of the mobile phone remotely (Wipe). Just give the desired command from the AVG web panel and that’s it.