Android Device Manager

While we hope you'll never need to use it, Android has a great native tool to help locate and remote wipe a lost or stolen phone. It's called Android Device Manager, and all you need is a Google account to set it up on your phone, and you can use any other online device to track it down or wipe it.

Locate a lost device using Android Device Manager:

·        Use the Android Device Manager website:
1.     Sign in to your Google Account on android.com/devicemanager.
2.    If you have more than one device, click the arrow next to the device name to select a different device.
3.    Android Device Manager will show you the approximate location of the device selected.

screenshots:
After SIGN-IN to google account
Dashboard

Ring your selected device


Lock your device
Locked Device

Erase the device



Use the Android Device Manager app:
If you have another mobile device, you can use the Android Device Manager app to locate your lost device. You need to have the Android Device Manager app installed on the device that you plan to use.
1.     On the device that you have with you, open the Android Device Manager app  .
2.    Sign in to your Google Account.
3.    Change the device displayed:
·         On your phone: Swipe along the bottom of the screen to see your devices.
·         On your tablet: Touch the arrow next to the device to select a device.
4.   Android Device Manager will show you the approximate location of the device selected.

Use your Android Wear device:
For Android Wear users, you can also use your watch to find your device if it's connected by Bluetooth.


If you lose your Android device, you can use Android Device Manager to:

Set up Android Device Manager:

Step 1: Switch Android Device Manager on or off
Before you can use Android Device Manager, you need to make sure it's turned on and that your device is associated with your Google Account. If you have a tablet with more than one user, only the tablet owner can control this setting.
1.     Find "Google Settings" in one of these places (depending on your device):
·         Open a separate app called Google Settings 
·         In your main Settings app, scroll down and tap Google
2.    Tap Security.
3.    Under "Android Device Manager," switch Remotely locate this device and Allow remote lock and erase on or off. 

Step 2: Make sure location access is on
To use Android Device Manager, you have to have location access turned on. If you’ve turned it off, here’s how to turn it back on:
1.     Open your device's Settings app  .
2.    Scroll down and tap Location.
3.    At the top, tap Off to switch to On.

Step 3: Check that Android Device Manager can locate your device
After you turn on Android Device Manager, check to make sure that it's working properly. Sign in to your Google Account on android.com/devicemanager and check to see if your device shows up.



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