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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Rgarner, Apr 27, 2021.

  1. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Yup, my friend just lost the LG Risio 4. How do we find it? I'm pretty sure location is on (I hope). Isn't there some kind of phone finder or Lost Android?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep:
    https://www.google.com/android/find
     
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  3. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Ok, but how do I get it to find that phone and not the Moto G? It keeps ringing that one. There are some small phone pictures at the top and I guess I selected the right phone but it's ringing the wrong one.
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    on the lefthand side of the screen, there should be tabs of icons of the device assigned to the google account that you are logged into. if it is your friends make sure he is logged in to his account, and you should see the device listed at the top.
     
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  5. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    How can he log in if he doesn't have his phone? I found a picture of a K 31 by LG. I don't know if that's the same as a Risio 4. Cricket seems to have different names for these things. Anyway, I tried contacting it but I guess it's out of reach. I have the IMEI for it. Could Android Lost help? It says to send SMS to the phone, which I don't know how to do.
     
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    no.....on Find My Phone website he needs to be signed in. the avatar in the top right corner should be his avatar and account. if it is not, then you need to sign out and have him sign in.
     
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  7. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Ok, I just sent sms to his phone (I think) with the text "Androidlost register". Assuming that went through, what happens now? Do we go to some website and try to contact the phone from that?
     
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    the Find My Phone website is all you need. not sure what Androidlost register is.
     
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  9. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    It's supposed to be able to find a lost phone but looks as if it would be more comprehensive than that. I hope I can include a screenshot. What's that trick for putting a message on a phone's screen remotely? Screenshot_20210427-233527.png
     
  10. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    not sure what you mean by message on the phone's screen remotely. just send a text to the lost phone saying "Androidlost register"

    you can then go to the website as instructed.
     
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  11. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    How do I send a text? I tried to use email but it said that was invalid. Should I just send a text to his phone from mine?
     
  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep that should do it.
     
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  13. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Googoo still says "can't reach device" and Android Lost is apparently not sending any messages to the Moto G about the Risio 4, which I guess is the same thing as the K 31. What do I do now? It'd be ridiculous for him to have to get another phone this soon.
     
  14. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    the phone is probably dead or does not have a signal. you can use the location history to locate the last known location.

    i would also have him change passwords for at least the google account.
     
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  15. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Could be the phone is off? Like the battery ran down, or somebody turned it off? Or could be the SIM was removed and the phone is no longer on-line?
     
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  16. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    A funny thing happened in email. I was checking spam just in case of phone alerts and there was a message about somebody getting into his facebook account with an apple phone. As far as I know he has no such account or at least he doesn't use it and no way apple.
     
  17. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Phishing spam!
    Do not answer that e-mail!

    Plus, your friend seems like the type that should live close to a payphone.
     
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