Google has recently introduced its “indoor maps” feature to the “Find My Device” app, and this mainly aims at directing users to the spot where they might have accidentally dropped their smartphones. As per sources, even if the search engine giant has not specifically listed which buildings the new feature applies to, users would have to go on testing their luck.
The “Find My Device” app also allows users to see their smart devices on a map based on their current or last known location, navigate to their devices with Google Maps, play a sound at full volume, even if the device is kept on silent mode or lock it with a custom message and contact number on lock screen. The app was initially launched last year in May as part of the search engine giant’s built-in malware protection for Android Google Play Protect.
Regarding this, the app description on Google Play Store read that, “The ‘Find My Device’ app helps you locate your lost Android and lock it until you get it back and indoor maps would help you to find your device in airports, malls, or other large buildings”.
Users can use the Find My Device app on Android, or via the web at google.com/android/find. Apart from this, users might as well just ask Google “Where’s my phone?” via Google Search or using a Google Home device. Also, of course, there are other related features besides simply the ability to locate a lost phone. Users might as well remotely erase it or make it ring to help users find it easier.