If you have by mistake left your android phone while sitting on a cafe table or in the back of a cab or may be some mastermind thief has stolen your smartphone. It is obvious that it is gone and you need to search it.
If your phone is password protected then it prevents accessing your data by an unauthorized user. But this can also be against you, for instance, if it gets in the hands of a Good Samaritan and he wants to return it, he/she may not be able to do the required search operation work.
In order to avoid such circumstances Android 4.0 offers a smart option in the form of lock-screen contact information, which will show the message of selecting even on a passcode protected device. Here’s how to set this up:
- Proceed to Settings, on your android phone, and then gaze for an access called Lock Screen.
- Click on Lock Screen, Owner Information.
- In the space provided, enter whatever message you find it helpful to someone in the course of returning your phone, for instance, official contact number or personal email address. You can also opt for Google voice number as an “emergency number” in case you don’t want your personal number to be visible on the lock screen.
- Check your lock screen owner info and then click OK.
And it’s all set. Now, if someone gets your phone, they will get the info they need to get in touch with you without even bypassing your security. While you’re considering it is done, still be convinced to equip your phone with some kind of tracking app so you don’t have to rely only on the compassion of strangers.
These are the steps by which you can easily get improved prospects for recovering of lost android phone.
Step 1: Connect Your Android device
First install Android Data Recovery on your computer and run it. Connect your android device and select 'Recover' among all the options. You can take help of a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer.
Note: Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on your Android device.
Step 2: Choose file types to Scan
After establishing connection between your phone and computer, this tool will show all the data types it supports to restore.
In this window you will see that all the file types are checked by default. Choose the type of data that you'd like to restore. And after it click 'Next' to continue the data recovery process.
Step 3: Scan your device to find the lost data on it
There are two scanning modes are available first is “Scan for deleted files” and the second one is “Scan for all files”. Read the given description below the both options and select one from 'Scan for deleted files' and 'Scan for all files' according to your requirement.
And then click on 'Next' to initiate the analyzing and scanning your device.
After that, this android data recovery tool will scan the Android phone completely to restore deleted data. This process will take a few minutes. Just be patient.
Step 4: Preview and recover deleted data on Android devices
After the completion of the scanning process, you can preview the recoverable files one by one. Check the items that you want back and click on 'Recover' to save them all on your computer.