If you’re an absent-minded person like me and lose your phone like all-the-time, these three magical words will help you find your phone. Just type “find my phone” into Google search (provided that you’re logged into your browser with the same Google account as your mobile device), you will instantly get a map of the location, along with an option to ring it.
If you want to get more serious — like the option to wipe your phone, before anyone can do some van-damage — you’ll still need Android Device Manager installed. But if you’ve lost your phone down the back of the couch (or had a particularly immemorable night out), a Google browser is all you need from now on.
You can also get a simple device called Tile, which you can stick on anything to find things quickly with your smartphone.
Tile is available on Amazon.