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Lumia Tip: Find My Phone

| January 17, 2012 | 24 Replies

I came across this by complete accident. Apologies if this has been shown. When you turn on the Lumia, you are asked to create a Live account, in order to access Skydrive and Marketplace, along with other services. Just now, I was fiddling with Windows Live in order to configure some push services with my mac, and noticed a “Devices” section.

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In this section, the Lumia 800 I trialled, was featured on this list. Clicking it, opens up the following page:

https://www.windowsphone.com/en-AU/my

Here you can click the “Find My Phone” button, which will bring up a map of the world, and will search for your phone. You can choose to ring the phone, handy if you misplace it, lock the phone, handy if you left it at your mate’s house that you don’t trust, and erase, useful for when lose your phone.

Michael

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Category: How to:, Lumia, Mango, Nokia, Windows Phone

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Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at]outlook.com or tips[at]mynokiablog.com
  • http://www.nokia-club.ro @as21ro

    bad thing, is not available worlwide… :(

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      What you mean? It works in the countries I tried. (Italy, US, UK, AU). Lumia isn’t even released in AU. The map doesn’t indicate anything, image isn’t scaled correctly. Will shrink it

      • http://www.nokia-club.ro @as21ro

        in romania doesn’t work, i can’t select my country in that list :(

    • Just me

      Works in Finland

  • Stound

    There’s an app for that in symbian but I never really tested one out because I’m trying my best not to get my phone stolen xD Im very meticulous outside the confines of my home

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      There is also Track ‘n’ Protect pre-installed on N9 that works the same way.

      • http://www.nokia-club.ro @as21ro

        track’n’protect is working in romania..i have also a N9… but find my phone, doesn’t work…

  • http://www.chenzhechina.com/ Chen Zhe

    If I access through http://www.mynokiablog.com I will see a very outdated page. The only correct way to visit My Nokia Blog is through mynokiablog.com. Is caching system wrongly configured for domain http://www.mynokiablog.com? Some visitors might think that MNB stopped updating.

    • Noot

      Im not having any problems here,but yesterday they may have been off for a while. I use the mynokiablog app, the mynokiablog rss feed that pushes all new articles on my n9 to notification page and I made a icon for mynokiablog along with my favorites on web search.

      addicting isnt it.

      • http://www.chenzhechina.com/ Chen Zhe

        It seems that the problem is still there. But the page at http://www.mynokiablog.com is not so outdated. The latest news there was “#N9Hacks: Change Font (Terminal)” when I wrote the comment, but the latest news now is “Lumia Tip: Find My Phone” (this one). Obviously there is more news for now but at the time when you wrote the comment, you might saw no errors since both websites are identical coincidentally.

        • http://www.vkvraju.com vkvraju

          I too am having this same problem. Only after clicking the “My Nokia Blog”, I get the updated articles. Noticed it in the morning but thought it to be an issue with my browser.

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Thanks for letting us know yesterday. We looked into it. That is why this post was the latest one. There is some delayed caching going on, and we are resolving it. Think it may be sorted now

  • mushfiq

    thanks for the share i already knew this though , its a very nice option. thanks for wp7

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  • Nak

    I got a question . If my phone get stolen and flashed .Can i still located it via this process ?

  • Anshuk

    it didnt work for me…! Does the phone need to ON for this to work ?

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  • jeremey

    it doesnt even show up on the website. i click on my phone and there’s no map nothing its just how to’s

  • confused

    But what is the app ACTUALLY CALLED so I can get it?

  • satish

    I lost my nokia lumia 720 on 20/10/2013. and am trying to locate from find my phone ,no map is displaying. i tried lot of time but i getting negative response.my phone data is enable and find my phone is also enable.
    this is fake function of microsft to claim that u can find your phone when is stolen.

  • satish

    I lost my nokia lumia 720 on 20/10/2013. and am trying to locate from find my phone ,no map is displaying. i tried lot of time but i getting negative response.my phone data is enable and find my phone is also enable.
    this is fake function of microsoft to claim that u can find your phone when is stolen.

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