Use the “Call My DROID” command with Verizon’s latest DROID phones to locate them [VIDEO]


One of the cooler things Verizon and Motorola were able to add thanks to the advent of the “always listening” nature of the latest Motorola software is the ability to find your phone using nothing but your voice. I’m sure you’ve come across this problem before: you misplaced your smartphone somewhere in a room or a car, and you just know it’s nearby, but can’t seem to pinpoint where, exactly, you put it.

While tools like the Android device manager make it far easier to ring your phone from a remote location, you won’t always be near a computer to activate that feature. As an alternative, Motorola has implemented a “call my DROID” command for Verizon’s latest DROID phones — the Ultra, MAXX, and Mini — that you can issue after activating the phone’s touchless controls using the “OK Google Now” command.

The phone will let out a loud, continuous ringtone and show a cool DROID-esque animation until you tell it to stop. It’s one of those small things that you probably don’t think you’d ever need, but will ultimately prove invaluable once the need to use it arises. Go ahead and watch our quick video showing off the feature above.

PS: we’re not sure if there’s a similar command for Moto X devices, but we’ll be looking to find out. In the meantime, let us know of any more Motorola-specific commands you may have found either on the Moto X or the latest DROID devices.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. he loves his motorola phones

    1. I was once accused of being a Samsung fanboy (I had only owned one Samsung phone at the time). I’ve owned phones from all the major manufacturers. I love all my phones.

      1. lol I often accused you of such, and will continue to do so. if you ask me doesn’t seem like a bad thing so today you are a motorola fanboy like me, maybe soon an Lg fanboy like me or an htc fanboy like me. when you praise samsung or oppo (which I hope you have used because I want your opinion om it) i will call you out as such….don’t take it personally because i will know the truth

  2. whats to the senior stop someone else from hijacking your phone with This?

    1. your voice?

  3. curious….. if you have more than 1 of these in the room (with different owners) will they all ring when you use the command or just yours?

    1. Only the ones trained to your voice will go off

      1. Ahhh ok good to know. Imagine the chaos otherwise ;)

        1. It’s interesting, I actually played this video back with a fan and a TV show blaring in the background, and the video initiated my “OK Google Now” and “Call my DROID” commands on my phone just fine. However, no matter how much my brother-in-law and sister tried to activate my phone using their voices yesterday, they just couldn’t. I didn’t expect the feature to be that accurate.

          1. wow that’s awesome. I was just thinking you could really easily mess with a friend by making their droid go off like that

  4. It’s a cool feature but I don’t get why it’s a Verizon exclusive…

    1. Maybe because Motorola built this into the new Droids with their X8 soc…I’m wondering if the Moto X has this as well…

  5. cool feature and all but why does moto get love for added features but others’ features get downplayed? if I wanted features id go with the gs4 imo btw is the always listening feature a battery hog?

    1. Not a battery hog at all.

      1. Because Moto X’s cpu chip is designed that way. You cant get this feature from a simple app, it will kill your battery. Only Moto X has this feature hardware built in

  6. Google servers always listening? NO THANKS!

    1. if you think google servers are decoding the microphone on your phone 24/7, you’re dumb. and you can install a bandwidith monitor to prove it to yourself.

      1. If he thinks Apple is innocent, he’s naive…

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