This post was edited by volcano619 at 07:19, Oct-22-2014 |
Hi guys,we already have discussed the security regarding the Mi Account and Mi cloud,how one can register a account and can easily protect their account in their respective terms.If you haven't checked yet,please do go through the proceedure briefed in the following thread.In this thread we will discuss how to secure your phone if its lost,especially its a "Mi Phone".
[Mi Account and Mi Cloud Debriefed]
Now,i have recieved a lot of requests on how to track your device,if he/she has lost her phone..??
One can use Mi Coud/Mi Account or Android Device Manager to locate your phone.
But,why Mi Cloud....there are other services as well like Android Device Manager,which can be used to locate your device instantly as well....True indeed.But what if the Android Device Manager is turned off from your phone??
Lets find out how to Locate your Xiaomi Phone here,using your Mi Cloud/Mi Account,and why Mi cloud/Mi Account in particular
1)Log on to your Mi Account/Cloud from "i.mi.com"
2)As soon as you log in you will see a window similar to this
3)Click on "Find Device" and you will see something like this,and as you can see my device has been located between China and India,which im pretty satisfied as it is true..im situated more close to India!!
4)You also can ping your device,if you want to..by pinging i mean you can make your device make a sound... a specific tone in particular...
5)You can also Lock your phone by assigning a specific key,of your own choice
6)And finally you can also erase all the data on your phone,with a single click
Note:-The above three options to erase,ping and lock can be traced in your PC itself,in the Find device section,where you would be able to see a small phone..probably Mi2,i guess...which will have those options called "Alarm","Lock","Erase".
Some of the FAQs:-
1)How to enable this feature??
All you have to do is go to Mi account>Mi cloud and at the end of the page you will see a option called "Find Device" turn ON that feature.
2)What if my GPS is turned off??
No Need to worry in this regard,All xiaomi phones have some scripts in built enabled,which will automatically turn ON your GPS at High Accuracy mode to get the accurate location possible,all you have to make sure is that the "Find Device" option was/is enabled.And you will see these scrips execution on your top right hand corner,on your PC where you have acknowledged to show your Device.
3)What if i have multiple devices linked to one account??
You can manage your devices from the Mi Cloud Home Page,which device you want to track in particular
4)Does this mean that my Auto-Sync has to be enabled all the time??
No Need to turn ON Auto-Sync,just the "Find Device" option will do
5)But what if they try to turn off the "Find Device" option??
Don't worry,they wont be able to turn that off,because as they click on that option,it will prompt the user to input your Mi Account password,which im sure will be known only by you and we also have the Dynamic Password feature from my earlier thread as well!!
Well these are some of the FAQs ive always recieved most of the time,feel free to ask more if you have anything,see you guys with a next tip as soon as possible,till then this is volcano619 signing off... you guys take care.
Special Credits to @meredithhan and @Iyengar for their support in this!!
And also my fellow members...specially @pingu...my special Happy feet kinda Penguin!! :D
Thanks And Regards