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How to Track a Cell Phone and Show its Location

Android Device Manager found a lost Nexus 6P.

Misplacing a cell phone or having one stolen is a horrible experience. We store a vast amount of personal data on our phones. From health or medical information, to photos, and payment details -- our phones hold intimate details of our lives.

In order to aide in finding a lost device, both Google and Apple include ways to track a missing phone right in their respective operating systems. While the feature may be built-in, you'll still need to do some setup and know how to access it should you ever lose a phone.

Finding a lost iPhone

Apple's solution is called Find My iPhone. This same service is capable of tracking any and all of your iOS devices (not to mention any Mac also associated with your Apple ID). To enable it on your iPhone,