Android 15 will make it possible to find the smartphone even if it is locked

In a move to tackle one of the biggest problems facing Android device users, Google plans to introduce a new feature in the Android 15 operating system that allows finding phones even when they are completely closed.

According to a report by Android Police, the new feature, called “Powered Off Finding API,” will store pre-calculated Bluetooth signals in the memory of the phone’s built-in Bluetooth device. The phone can send these signals even if it is completely switched off.

But there is a key condition for this feature to work, which is that the phone contains specialized devices that enable it to operate the Bluetooth device even when the phone is completely switched off.

In addition, a small backup battery is required to power these devices.

Although initial rumors were that this feature could be launched with the Google Pixel 9, the new report indicates that it may also be available on the Pixel 8 phone after updating it to Android 15.

Another requirement to use this feature is that the user update his phone to Android 15 .

Another requirement to use this feature is that the user update his phone to Android 15 and install the latest version of Google’s “Find My Device” application.

In contrast, it seems that older Pixel phones such as the Pixel 6, 7 and Pixel Fold models will not get this feature, either because they lack the necessary internal components or have software limitations.

However, the report does not rule out the possibility of extending this feature to some older phones in the future, especially modern high-spec models such as the Pixel Fold.