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    Find My Phone for Windows 10 Mobile Phone

    Find My Phone for Windows 10 Mobile Phone

    How to Use Find My Device for Windows 10 Mobile Phone
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    17 Dec 2015
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    How to Use Find My Device for Windows 10 Mobile Phone

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    It's nerve-wracking when you can't find your phone. Whether it's truly lost, or just stuck between the sofa cushions, Find My Phone can help lay your worry to rest. This free service can ring, lock, erase, or show your Windows 10 Mobile phone on a map.

    Find My Phone will allow Microsoft to save your phone's GPS location periodically so it's easier to find, even if location is off. This way if you lose your phone, or your phone gets stolen, you will be able to see it's last known location in Your devices online at Microsoft for the same Microsoft account you sign in to the phone with.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Find My Phone to be able to see the last known location of your Windows 10 Mobile phone in your Microsoft account online.

    This tutorial will show you how to use Find My Phone to see the last known location of your Windows 10 Mobile phone on a map.

    Note   Note
    Find My Phone online requires that you have turned on Find My Phone on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

    If you have Find My Phone turned on, your device's location will be saved periodically so it's easier to find, even if location is off.



    Here's How:

    1. On any PC, go to Your devices online at Microsoft, and sign in (if not already) using the same Microsoft account you sign in to your phone with.

    2. Click/tap on the Find my phone link for your Windows 10 Mobile phone. (see screenshot below)

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    3. After a bit of searching and refining, you will now see the last known location of your Windows 10 phone on a map. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    You will be able to drag and zoom in and out of the map as needed.

    You can click/tap on Refresh to update the map.


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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 5,182
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       07 Nov 2015 #1

    Hi Brink,
    Insider Preview 10576 and the current 10586 have a "Find my device" feature under Update & Security ".
    Does it work more or less like your tutorial ?
    I have not tried the Find my device feature from my PC because I assume it only works with Windows Phone.
    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 30,716
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       07 Nov 2015 #2
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,182
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       07 Nov 2015 #3

    Thank you.
    If my smartphone is not Windows Phone, it won't work if I misplace my smartphone. Right ?
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  4. Posts : 30,716
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       07 Nov 2015 #4

    Yeah, Find My Phone is only for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 8 phones.
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  5. Posts : 5,182
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       07 Nov 2015 #5

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 30,716
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       07 Nov 2015 #6

    You're most welcome. :)
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  7. Posts : 11,865
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       15 Nov 2015 #7

    Thanks Brink, works great
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  8. Posts : 30,716
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       15 Nov 2015 #8

    It even found my phone while in orbit.
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