How to Find Your Lost Windows Phone

It is definitely a matter of concern if you cannot find your phone. Security features in modern telecom have grown enough to track down your lost or misplaced phone. Windows 8 Phone is proficiently organized to serve you with this purpose. The free service from Microsoft helps you to recover a lost phone or apply certain restrictions. Listed and explained in this article are different lesson to use this feature.

The foremost solution which is always encouraged is checking your PC primary healthiness and restoring any discrepancy that perhaps is bringing about the disturbance:

  • Step 1 : Download Systimizer – PC Cleaner Tool (Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 & XP)
  • Step 2 : Click “Scan” to find Windows issues
  • Step 3 : Click “Fix” to eliminate all troubles

How do i Locate my Lost Windows 8 Phone

The key issues in this regard are:

  • Sign in for the first time
  • Map the location
  • Ring the phone
  • Lock the phone
  • Erase the phone
  • Change the settings

Sign in for the first time

  • Logon to from a PC
  • On the webpage, point your cursor on the Phone near top right corner
  • Click on Find My Phone in the dropdown appearing menu
  • Sign in with the same Microsoft account as that in your phone

Map the location

  • Sign in to Find My Phone as mentioned in previous section
  • Click on the Map to view the location of your lost phone
  • To update the latest location, click Refresh
  • To take out a hard copy of location, click Print

If the location of your phone were not found, the service shall keep trying and inform you when followed. Provide your email address in Account Settings at

Ring the phone

  • Go to Find My Phone page by signing in using Microsoft account
  • Click the link stating Ring and follow the instructions
  • The phone will ring even in the silent or vibrate mode

Lock the phone

  • Go to Find My Phone page by signing in using Microsoft account
  • Click the link stating Lock and follow the instructions
  • Enter an existing lock screen password of your phone or create a new one
  • With this password you can unlock your phone, when found

Erase the phone

  • Go to Find My Phone page by signing in using Microsoft account
  • Click the link stating Erase and follow the instructions
  • On being sure, check the box stating Yes! Erase my phone immediately

If the service is unable to erase your phone immediately, it will keep trying and inform you through an email.

Change the settings

This procedure must be followed on your phone, when it is recovered or before you lose it.

  • From the App list, go to Settings and then Find My Phone
  • Check the boxes next to the following options

Send apps to my phone using push notifications (not SMS)

Save my phone’s location periodically and before the battery runs out to make it easier to find

This will automatically note down your phone’s location periodically or with each notification message.

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