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How to know the last location of an Android phone or iPhone if it was stolen, even if it is turned off

It is not a novelty to say that the mobile phones Android either iPhone they have their own Applications and tools that allow users to know the exact location of their smart phones in case they have suffered a flight or because they missed it.


The problem is that these methods do not work when the person finds that the computer decides to turn it off. Is there a way to locate? TechMarkup brings the solution.

How to locate an Android with an app


There is a method that allows knowing the last position of the mobile phone, before the thief (or the person in question) turns it off. For this, you need to install an application called ‘Where’s My Droid’ available in Google Play Store. Now, you have to follow the following steps:

1. When you have installed the application on Android, you need to register the phone number.


2. After that, you have to fill out a form and add name, email, cell phone name and password. You also need to enable the option ‘passive location’, which will be disabled by default.

With this function, the location will be recorded automatically, without doing anything. That would be all. It’s important pointing that ‘Where’s My Droid’ has other very useful functions, the problem is that most are paid.

Now, how to find the lost cell phone? You have to follow these steps:


1. If you lost your phone and want to know its last location, you have to enter the official website from ‘Where’s My Droid’.

2. Now, log in with the email and password that was used when registering.

3. Once the account is entered, press the button ‘To locate’ and you can know the last location of the cell phone.

How to locate an iPhone on the map from another Apple device

If you have another Apple device at home, it’s easier to find a lost iPhone. All it takes is another iPhone, iPad, Mac or even Apple Watch with connection to Internet:

Thanks to the company’s ecosystem, all Apple devices come with the Find My app installed by default. In this way you can access it and see the real-time location of the devices; as well as set lost mode, play sound and many other options. That is how:

1. Enter the app Find on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch.

2. Apple should be signed in if the device is associated with an account. If you do it from someone else’s mobile, you have to log in with your Apple ID.

3. In the section Devices you will be able to see a list of all those associated with your account. Now you have to search for your iPhone here.

4. Touch on it.

5. Now, I know you can see the location in real time. In case this is not accessible, the last known location can be seen.

How to locate an iPhone on the map from iCloud

If you don’t have an Apple device, you can still find that lost iPhone easily. This option is accessible from a computer or device Android. Just follow this procedure:

– Enter to

– Here, you will be asked to sign in with the Apple ID.

– Once you have entered, you must enter the section Seek between the icon menu.

– You should be able to see all devices associated with the account. Among them, the iPhone. In the event that iCloud cannot display the terminal’s current location, the last known location will take its place.

It is now possible to search for an iPhone without a battery

With the arrival of iOS 14Apple introduced the mode power reserve on the iPhone. However, with iOS 15.2 it has allowed easily locate the terminal even when it is turned off or unloaded.

However, there will be a limit of five hours to search in our downloaded terminal. When this time window ends, the device will report its last known location, so will no longer show your location in real time.

If you want to know if your device supports power reserve, simply:

1. Unlock iPhone

2. Press and hold the power button until the slider indicator appears. Here it should read “iPhone can be located even after power off”.

If this text appears, mobile phone will have this function; of course, Location must be enabled. This feature is automatically enabled when you update to iOS 15.2 or later, so if it doesn’t appear, your mobile device has an older or incompatible version.

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