It’s embarrassingly easy to lose your phone by putting it down somewhere in your house; and forgetting where you placed it.

If you own a Google Home speaker, you can use Google Assistant to help find your phone. Your Android phone must be logged into the same Google account as your Google Home speaker; you must have linked your Google account and voice to your Google Home via the Home app;. and your phone must be turned on and connected to the internet either via mobile data or Wi-Fi. You will also need to have Find My Device turned on, which you should absolutely activate for any Android phone you’re using.

As long as your phone is still on and connected to the Internet, all you need to do is say:

  • okay Google
  • find my phone

and Google will confirm which device you want to find and then turn the ringer on (even if you have your phone set to silent). With Google Home’s multi-user support, everyone in your home can use Google Home to find their phones if they’re lost as long as they’ve linked their Google Accounts to Google Home using Voice Match.