Google will soon allow users to track their lost mobile phones even after they have been turned off

According to a recent report, tech giant Google is currently planning to provide a solution for those who fear losing their smartphones. The updated version of “Find My Device” is aimed at increasing the chances of finding a lost device as soon as possible. Google Pixel users will be able to locate their smartphones even if the device they are using switches off due to low battery.

Based on the information given by a 91Mobiles informant, the updated version might make its debut under the name “Pixel Power-off Finder.” In order to allow the device to be tracked even after it has been switched off, simply keep Bluetooth on and never turn it off. However, the idea is not new, as Apple has already been using the same feature to find lost iPhones.

It is still not confirmed whether new hardware will be added to make the feature work on new devices. Which means that current smartphones won’t be compatible with the feature as they won’t have the supporting hardware. The company has been leaving hints for the feature since 2021.

The idea was pitched two years ago, in June, when it was revealed that Google was planning to make tracking lost smartphones more effective, just like Apple did it for iPhone users. Since the first announcement was made, Google has begun rolling out features indicating what the main objective of the company is.

Google recently rolled out a store location feature that would enable users to share their location with the company. Once the feature has been turned on, the device will automatically share its location after reaching a specified battery percentage. As a result, the user will be able to identify whether the device turned off before it got lost or after.

No official time or date has been released by the company that would highlight when the feature will be made available. Similarly, questions regarding the compatibility of current devices with the upcoming feature are yet to be answered by Google.

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