Thank you sooo much developers of this app! I lost my Fitbit last night at school. I had it in my back pocket, so I feared that it was lost at school, maybe in the bathroom.
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For example, the Bluetooth speakers I have downstairs stayed relatively at the same strength as I moved around upstairs. I moved from room to room, literally holding my phone an inch above the floor, until I spotted it. I found it under my bed—never would have looked there. It must have flown out when I took off my pants when I got home last night. This app is awesome! Like other reviewers have said, this app needs instructions. After reading other reviews and using it to try and find a Fitbit, I have gathered that most devices have meaningless names within the app.
The RSSI is a signal strength measurement. They are negative numbers, so note that higher numbers will appear smaller. In my experience the signal strength hovered between and until you got within 10 feet of the object. Remember that the signal goes right through the floor and that there will be "pockets" of increased signal strength due to the interaction between the signal and metallic objects within the house or the walls that can make it misleading at times to use it as a tool for finding a lost Bluetooth device.
When the signal got up to I knew I was pretty close - I was within 3 feet.
It rose above when I was around one foot away. So in short it fluctuates around a lot until you're pretty close, but ish meant I was on the right trail!! Good luck with your search! So I came home from my art studio today, and set my iPad and Apple Pencil together on a stand in the kitchen.
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I was very tired, so I went up to take a nap. Open the app on your backup device, visit the Find My Device web portal , or just sign into your Google account and then type "where's my device?
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As with the Apple service, you can make the lost machine play a sound even when it's in silent mode , lock the device while its screen displays a message, or completely erase your information. Check out a map to view its last known location, battery level, and even the name of the Wi-Fi network it's currently connected to. Based on this information, you can decide whether it's gone forever or still can be retrieved. Unfortunately, Google doesn't offer similar protections for Chromebooks—at least for the time being. So if you lose one of these Chrome OS-powered laptops , you won't be able to find it through Google.
However, keep reading to learn about a third-party app that may be able to do the job. Samsung owners can use the aforementioned Google tracker or Samsung's built-in Find My Mobile tool, which works very similarly. To access it, first set up a password-protected Samsung account. Next, enable the tracker by opening Settings , tapping Lock screen and security , and choosing Find My Mobile. On this menu, make sure to toggle the Remote controls switch to On so that you can operate your phone or tablet from another device.
If your gadget goes missing, head to the Find My Mobile website and sign in with your Samsung credentials.
Here, you can check out the last known location of your phone or tablet on a map. Like with the other tracker apps, you can ring your device even if it's in quiet mode, lock it so nobody else will be able to access it, and wipe it remotely if you don't think you're going to get it back. From the same website, you can perform other useful tasks, such as unlocking a device whose PIN you've forgotten and backing up data. Just pick the relevant option from the list on the right-hand side of the site. Plus, it offers a few handy features its competitors don't, such as the ability to snap a picture with the device's camera or view its screen activity , potentially allowing you to deduce a thief's identity.
Like you do with the other tools mentioned above, download the Prey app onto your device of choice and create an account. Once you enable it, the Prey website can show a device's location on a map, as well as its current signal strength. From the site, you can also remotely lock your device, wipe its data, ring an alarm, and, while it remains online, even extract information like the aforementioned photos and screenshots.
Another bonus feature you get with the phone version of Prey for Android and iOS is a control zone. This sends you an alert whenever your phone or tablet enters or leaves a particular area, such as your home or your office. The free version of Prey can track up to three devices and enable one control zone. Software isn't the only way to track your gadgets. You can attach a compact Tile Tracker to pretty much anything, although this method works best with items that you've lost in your own home: The physical trackers communicate with an accompanying app for Android and iOS via Bluetooth, so the range only stretches up to feet.
When something goes missing, you simply open the Tile app and see where each tag's last reported location was. This should give you somewhere to start looking. You can also make a Tile Tracker emit an audible sound, either through the app or by pressing another Tracker that's been paired with the lost one, and commands for the Amazon Echo and Google Home are supported too, so you can find your gear through your smart speaker. If you lose your phone, you can make the tracker ring even if it the device is on silent.
Finally, downloading the app onto your phone or tablet turns the device into a virtual Tile. And because your device has GPS as well as Bluetooth, the Tile app will let you locate it even when it's further away.