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Find Your Lost Phone Immediately With This Simple Google Trick

04/16/2015 01:23 pm ET | Updated Apr 17, 2015

If you're the type of person who's always losing your phone, it's now really easy to find it again -- if you have an Android.

Thanks to a new update from Google, you just have to type "find my phone" into Google Search, and it'll show you where it is with startling accuracy. It can also make your phone ring if you still can't figure out exactly where it is.

We tested it Thursday, and it mostly works, but you have to make sure your phone's location settings are enabled. (Which makes sense!) The ring function did not work on a phone set to vibrate, though Google says it's supposed to ring at "full volume."

When you use the "find my phone" function, your phone will display an alert.

Google has long allowed you to locate your devices through the Android device manager page, so this isn't exactly groundbreaking material. But the search update is a bit more convenient. It's also sure to impress your friends for a few seconds!

Try it out on Google.com.

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