Has your cell phone been lost or stolen? One of your worst nightmares is somehow losing your cell phone and even worse, all of the irreplaceable data that was contained within it. But are all of your lost photos, contacts, and text messages really gone forever? Maybe not. There may be a way to retrieve everything that you have lost. Here’s how…
If you are an Android cell phone user and your phone has been lost or stolen it is likely that your photos are what you would most like to retrieve. If your phone has been connected to WiFi it is usually set to be automatically synchronized to Google Photos. If this is the case then all you’ll need to do is to buy a new phone and sign into your Google account. Chances are all of your photographs have been saved there. Just like magic they will appear right back onto your new phone. iPhone users can do much the same thing using their Apple iCloud account.
iPhone users may be able to locate their lost or stolen iPhones by using the Find My iPhone feature. This can allow iPhone users with phones dated after the iPhone 11 release to track their phones precise location even while the phone is powered off.
If finding your phone is not possible and none of the above options have panned out then unfortunately there is not much else that can be done. It will be a hard lesson learned that you should always back up your priceless cell phone data on Google or iCloud. You may someday be very lucky that you did.