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Android’s upgraded Find My Device network is here

Google Pixel 8 in pink on a pink background with red transparent squares.
A wide range of Android devices will get offline finding, but the Pixel 8 gets a special feature. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

We had plenty of signs it was coming; now, Android’s enhanced Find My Device network is officially here. It’s rolling out starting today, and it uses a crowdsourced network to help Android device owners find their stuff — much like iOS’s Find My network.

With the update, you’ll be able to find your phone even if it’s offline by using help from other Android devices silently relaying your phone’s approximate location. If your lost device is nearby, you can get visual cues in the Find My Device app as you move closer to it. And Google’s Pixel 8 phones get a bonus feature, too: they can be located even if they’re powered off.

Starting in May, the network will also support new Bluetooth tracker tags from Chipolo and Pebblebee so you can…

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