Google’s Find My Device for Android could soon match Apple’s Find My app

A report in June 2021 said. Google was looking to expand the capabilities of its Find My Device feature to bring it on par with Apple’s Find My Network. The latter can track lost or stolen iPhone units, iPad tablets, Macs, and AirTag trackers even if they’re out of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth range. Heck, Find My Network will find these devices even if they’re turned off!

Soon, Android devices around the world could form a network to help locate lost or stolen Android or Wear OS devices.

Google’s Find My Device only tracks phones that are signed in to your Google account. The platform also cannot help others locate their lost or stolen devices. However, Google is still working on expanding the capabilities of its Find My Device feature. Google Release Notes for December 2022 Play Store Update (via Android Police) includes the following mention: “Find My Device now supports encrypted last-known location reports for Android devices, using a new privacy-centric framework.”

This may indicate that. Google is working to allow Find My Device to track Android devices that have been lost or stolen even without an Internet connection. With Find My Device Network, the location services of other Android devices can help locate the lost handsets of other Android users. Because the information will be encrypted, only the owner of the “discovered” device will know where it is located. The network can also be used to help locate lost or purloined Wear OS devices.
With over 3 billion Android devices worldwide, the Find My Device network can cover a lot of ground. If this sounds familiar, this is how Apple’s Find My Network works, Apple itself says, “Find My Network is an encrypted anonymous network of millions of Apple devices that you can use to find your device or item.” can help.” It is the number of active Apple devices and the encryption that makes Find My Network work.
There has been no official announcement about upgrading Find My Device and we have no idea when the feature will be rolled out. This will be a big deal for Android users and should be worthy of some kind of announcement from the company.

App Archiving will now automatically archive some apps when the Android phone’s storage is low.

A Play Store update in December also added support to allow Android users in some states to put a digital copy of their driver’s license in their Google Wallets. Additionally, in late November Google began rolling out app archiving for Android phones. This feature allows users to uninstall apps to free up space on their phones but still allow app data to be stored on those devices. As a result, when the app is reinstalled, users will have the same experience with it as they had before uninstalling it.

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And this month’s update takes that feature and runs with it. Now, if a phone is low on storage space, it will automatically save some apps. This is good news for those who own budget Android handsets with a limited amount of local storage. The feature appeared on v33.5 of the Google Play Store, which was deprecated last Monday.

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To see which version of Google’s Android App Store your phone is running, open the Play Store app and tap the profile picture to the right of the search bar at the top of the screen. Click on the menu you are taken to Setting > in regards to And you will see the Play Store version at the bottom of the screen. You’ll also see a green link that says “Update Play Store.” Tap it and the Play Store will update, or you’ll see a message saying your phone already has the latest version of the software.


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