Find My Device is one of Android’s most useful features. If you ever lose or lose your phone, you can go online to find its location. It also allows you to remotely lock and delete the device.
Despite these benefits, you may want to turn off Find My Device to maintain your privacy. The function is activated by default on all new phones and runs in the background.
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Keep in mind that disabling Find My Device alone is not enough to prevent your phone from sharing your location. You also need to disable location tracking. Another thing to note is that some phone brands will have a slightly different label for certain menu items that we refer you to below. But following our instructions, you should still find yourself.
To turn off Find My Device
1. Open the Android Settings menu.
Drag the message screen down until you expand the Quick Setup menu to take up most of the screen. Then tap the gear icon, which you see at the bottom right of the shadow. You can also access the menu by launching the Settings app, either on the phone’s home screen or in the dock.
2. Press “Security”.
Scroll down and tap the Security heading. You can use the search bar at the top of the interface to quickly access the submenu.
3. Touch “Find My Device.”
You will find the next menu item you need to press at the top of the interface.
4. Switch off the gear unit.
Tap the switch at the top of the screen to disable Find My Device. The background interface element is dimmed once you turn it off.
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