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Windows Phone 8 - Ring Your Phone from Online


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Windows Phone 8 - Ring Your Phone from Online
This tutorial will help show you how to make your Windows Phone 8 ring from any Internet-connected computer to help find it if just misplaced nearby.
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How to Make Your Windows Phone 8 Ring from Online
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This tutorial will help show you how to make your Windows Phone 8 ring from any Internet-connected computer to help find it if just misplaced nearby.
How to Make Your Windows Phone 8 Ring from Online

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Find My Phone is a free service for your Windows Phone 8 at the My Phone section on WindowsPhone.com that can ring, lock, erase, or show your phone on a map from any Internet-connected computer. Find My Phone makes it easier to recover your phone, or to prevent someone from using it without your permission.

This tutorial will help show you how to make your Windows Phone 8 ring from any Internet-connected computer to help find it if just misplaced nearby.

Note   Note
Find My Phone uses SMS (text messaging) to send commands that map, ring, lock, or erase your phone.

When you ring your phone, it will ring even if the volume is off or it's in vibrate mode.

If Microsoft can't ring your phone right now, then you will need to try again later.

For any error messages, see: Error messages when using Find My Phone on My Windows Phone



Here's How:

1. On any computer, go to WindowsPhone.com.

2. If you have not already, you will need to Sign in (upper right corner) using your same Microsoft account that you used to sign in on your Windows Phone 8, and click/tap on Find My Phone in the same upper right corner drop down menu. (see screenshot below)
Sign_in_Find.jpg

3. Click/tap on Ring. (see screenshot below)
WindowsPhone.com_Find-My-Phone-Ring.jpg

4. If prompted to set up Find My Phone, then verify that the displayed phone number is correct for your Windows Phone 8, check the I authorize... box, and click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)
WindowsPhone.com_Find-My-Phone-1.jpg

5. If successful, your phone will start ringing to help make locating it easier if it was just misplaced nearby. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
WindowsPhone.com_Ring-your-phone.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Getting into WP8 tutes now I see, Shawn. Great stuff as always. :thumbsup:

Great tech, eh?! I'm really enjoying mine. :)
 

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I'm liking my Windows Phone 8 as well. I love how everything is tied together with the Microsoft account now. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Yes. It sure simplified my life with syncing on all devices/PCs with MS account and SkyDrive. No longer concerned about what I edited on what. I also like the speed of the quad core. This thing is quick. :)
 

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    Memory
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    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
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    PSU
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    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
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