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Questions tagged [find-my-phone]

Microsoft's service for locating a lost phone on a map.

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MY PHONE IS LOST

The microsoft authenticator app is sending codes to my phone which I can't use because it is lost and that is preventing me from logging into device manager to track or lock it. What can I??
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How is a Windows phone removed from Microsoft account?

My Windows phone (Microsoft Lumia 535) was stolen last month. So I tried to find the location by 'Find My Windows Phone' option from my Microsoft account, but it was not updated after that. I was ...
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Unable to lock my stolen phone

Hi my Lumina 520 has been stolen. I tried using the account.Microsoft/ device to locate or lock the phone. But nothing is working. The message being displayed is, try after some time. What could be ...
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Lost phone: What can I do to protect my data and recover my device?

I have lost a windows phone/lost and seriously worried about it being in the wrong hands. I have tried to erase it through my Hotmail settings but it just keeps saying try again later. I have ...
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How to install a tracking app that will persist after factory reset

I own a Microsoft Lumia 435 with Windows Phone 8.1 and I want to track in in case it is stolen. The problem that, in case the phone is stolen, it is very likely that it will be factory reset, thus the ...
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How do I find my phone?

I logged in to 'Find my phone' through my laptop, but none of the option like lock / locate / ring my phone (even if it's at silent mode) seem to work, always a message like "try again later" ...
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My find phone not active in windowsphone.com

My Lumia 920 was stolen on Sunday May 31st. I have been trying since then to locate my phone by signing in windowsphone.com using my microsoft account. I click the "Find My Phone" menu on the right ...
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Find My Phone location on map never really works

I don't play around with this feature often, but I notice that my correct location is almost never on the Find My Phone page. This could be a problem if I were ever to misplace my phone. On the Find ...
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Find my phone - Will it work if the SIM is removed?

To lock, ring or locate the phone I need to have active internet connection. But what if the SIM was removed by someone? Will I still be able to perform lock, ring or locate on my phone?
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What support does Windows Phone have for emergency calling?

I read recently (L.A. Times article) that cellular phone networks have not been doing a good job with emergency 911 calls in the U.S. The dispatchers who receive the calls often do not receive ...
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Find My Phone not working

I lost my Lumia 810, and replaced it with Lumia 920. Now, Find My Phone doesn't seem to be working. The 810 used to automatically update its location, and I could verify this on WindowsPhone.com. ...
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How can I unlock my phone that has been locked via windowsphone.com and encountered an error?

I was just testing Find My Phone on windowsphone.com. I locked it and entered password as 1234, windowsphone.com displayed a message that it cannot lock at the moment and asked me to try again later ...
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The sms commands or codes to send manually to windows phone

is there any way to send manually sms command to my windows phone to unsilent it or triangulate its position? I can't use windows' platform because my country code is not listed so I can right down my ...
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Where is the option to map a Windows Phone's location?

The windows phone 'Help and how-to' guide has steps to map a phone's location. When at step 2, after clicking My Phone and then clicking Find My Phone, all I get are three options to Ring, Lock and ...
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Why “Find my phone” is sending a SMS and doesn't work?

Actually is a friend phone. A new Lumia 710 but I had this same problem when I bought my Samsung Focus. After some days my Focus starts to work with "Find my phone". What happen is that the phone ...
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What setting up do I need to do for “Find My Phone” to work?

I'm trying to set up my phone so that "Find My Phone" will work. A couple of things are confusing: Firstly: The interface on the phone has two checkboxes which suggest they don't need to checked, ...