Before starting, check that you're on Android 8.0 or above. To find the version on your phone, go to Settings, About Phone, and Android version (via Google).
For older Androids, try heading to System, System update, and update your Android OS to a more recent version.
Next, we'll prepare the Android for tracking. The Find My Device feature is built into the OS by default. But it has to be enabled. And its interface can be accessed via the web portal or the Android app.
1. Go to your phone's Settings
2. Navigate to Google, Find My Device. Alternatively, go to Settings, Security, and Find My Device
3. Toggle the switch on
4. Find My Device will prompt you to turn on the device location if it's turned off. Tap that ribbon to turn on Location
Next, we'll download and set up the Find My Device app
1. Open Google Play Store or tap the Find My Device app button under the Find My Device menu
2. Launch the Find My Device app
3. Sign in with your Google Account and grant any permissions the app requests
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