Google’s Find My Device App Introduces Family Tracking and UWB Support

Mahek Baid
Mahek Baid June 9, 2024
Updated 2024/06/09 at 6:18 AM

Google has announced two major updates for its Find My Device app. The first update allows Android users to locate devices used by family members, including kids. This feature helps parents track their children’s phones during emergencies or when they are in unauthorized locations. The second update adds support for Ultra Wide Band (UWB) trackers.

The updated app will have a dedicated tab called “Family Devices.” This tab lets users track their family members’ devices but does not include shared trackers. The Family Devices section is automatically enabled in version v3.1.078-1, showing family members’ names and their active devices.

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Currently, the app can only track nearby devices using Bluetooth or play a sound to help locate a device. With the latest update, Google aims to expand support for directional tracking using UWB technology. This will allow the app to locate far-away devices more accurately with the device’s sensors and APIs.

These new features are still in development, and their release date is unknown. Google may release these features in a beta version for selected users to test and provide feedback.

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