Sony Xperia Z - Finding a lost device

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Finding a lost device

If you have a Google™ account, the “Protection by my Xperia” web service can help

you locate and secure your device if you ever lose it. If you have activated this service

on your device, you can:

Locate your device on a map.

Sound an alert even if the device is in silent mode.

Remotely lock the device.

Remotely clear the internal and external memory of the device, as a last resort.

The “Protection by my Xperia” service may not be available in all countries/regions.

To activate the Protection by my Xperia service on your device


Make sure you have an active data connection.


From your Home screen, tap .


Find and tap

Settings > Security > Protection by my Xperia > Activate.


Mark the checkbox to agree with the terms and conditions of using the

Protection by my Xperia service, then tap



If prompted, sign in to your Google™ account, or create a new one if you don’t

have one.


Enable location services on your device if this function is not already enabled.

To verify that the Protection by my Xperia service can locate your device after you activate the

service, go to

and sign in using the Google™ account that you have

set up on your device.

If you are using a device with multiple users, note that the Protection by my Xperia service is

only available to the user who is logged in as the owner.