Wipe your phone remotely if you lose it

Passcodes and facial recognition might not keep a thief out of your accounts, apps and personal media on a stolen phone. We highly recommend wiping the device entirely if you’re sure you can’t get it back. Here’s how to do so on Android:

  1. Visit android.com/find.
  2. Sign into your Google account associated with your phone’s main profile.
  3. Click Enable Lock & Erase.
  4. From there, you can play a 5-minute ringtone, see the device on a map or erase all data.