I’ve been meaning to film this a long while ago and I’ve finally got around to it this morning. In the video I show some useful remote features (not all, will demo remote app install another time) where you can find your phone’s very precise location, ring it, lock it and erase it.
You might have a situation where you’ve lost your phone or had it stolen. You can use Find My Phone on WindowsPhone.com to locate your phone on the map. Remote ring is useful if you know where it is but have just misplaced it. You could ring it with another phone, but if you haven’t got one, you can ring it remotely. Other two features I haven’t tried out myself is remote Lock and remote Erase – wiping your phone’s contents so no one else will get it.
It’s been a while since I did set this up so I forgot to mention it in my video. You’ll have to enable this feature by going to
- Settings>Find My Phone. You’ll then get some instructions to authorise this.
- Go on WindowsPhone.com and under your name (once signed in) click accounts
- Click the Find my Phone
- From here you can find your phone, or give it a ring, remotely lock or erase
You can get email notifications when your phone is found. There are additional settings that make ‘Find My Phone’ work faster, but it does warn that it might use more battery. The map location can be very precise. Not just down to the street but the position in your house/building etc.
Additional uses for this include spying/tracking. Ha. Actually you could use it to keep an eye on where your kids are going.