How to find your lost Nokia Lumia running Windows Phone 8

find-my-phone-windows-phoneDid you know that if you’ve misplaced, lost or had your Nokia Lumia smartphone stolen you can use Windows Phone to help track it down? Find My Phone is a feature of Windows Phone 8 that allows you to locate your phone, and lock or delete all data from it remotely.

If the worst should happen and you lose your Nokia Lumia there are simple steps you can take to make sure you either find it, or wipe it clean so no one can view or use the data stored on it.

To protect your Nokia Lumia in case it gets lost, go to Settings and switch Find My Phone on. You can also have your phone save its location periodically, so that it can be found even if the battery is dead.

If you have lost your phone you need to go to and sign in with your Microsoft account. From here you can select to find your phone to see the last known location of your Nokia Lumia device.

If you’ve misplaced your phone at home you can make it ring, even if it’s on silent. If it has been stolen you can also lock or erase it remotely from this screen.

For more details on Find My Phone check out this handy video from Nokia:

  • Mikey_Bee

    Sorry to hear that.
    AFAIK Malta isn’t covered by Find My Phone so it won’t show up in your Microsoft account.

  • Angel Angelov

    hi i have lost my nokia lumia 1020 in about 4 hours ago and i am not sure is it changed by the setting from your video, so when i sign in my microsoft account now and click on ” find my phone ” is showing me nothing ”

    Take it with you

    Get your music, photos, videos and more from your PC to your phone (and vice versa).Get the tools ”

    could you give me any advice how do i get proceed in a future so i can find it. thanks
    i am in MALTA.

  • Mikey_Bee

    Bets to contact Microsoft Mobile in India as we don’t have that information, sorry.

  • Mikey_Bee

    The service isn’t currently operative in India, so we understand. Sorry about that

  • Vignesh Viggy

    is it available in India

    cause my phone got stolen

  • Mikey_Bee
  • Erastus

    My nokia lumia 520 was stolen and the person handling it deleted all my apps including find me.can i still get my phone?


    that means am never gonna find my phone … sad

  • Mikey_Bee

    It depends where you are, as not all regions are covered by Find My Phone currently


    i lost my nokia lumia 520 ..but on its not showing map location of my phone…please help friends..

  • Mikey_Bee

    Sounds like you’ve done everything we’d suggest. Best check with Nokia Care:

  • Mikey_Bee

    Sorry to hear that. We understand the service doesn’t work in India

  • prahlad

    i am not getting the option of save my phone’s location?””’how can i find it?

  • priyanka

    i am not getting the option of save my phone’s location?””’how can i find it?

  • Mikey_Bee

    Go to Settings>Find My Phone and you can tap and tag it there. Hoep that helps?

  • aditya

    i dint activate save my location option on my phone. how can i find it otherwise?

  • Mikey_Bee

    Good question!