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How to find and protect your lost android online

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Mobile devices are the single most precious personal device you can have in today’s world. Do you get tensed if your device gets out of your eyesight for some time? Then this article is for you!

Google recently launched their pet security app – Android Device Manager. It enables android users to do the following actions:

  • Locate your android device on google maps
  • Ring  your misplaced android device
  • Erase all the data on your lost android device

Even though you have not lost your android device yet, you can always test if you can locate it anytime you want!

Just follow these simple steps:

Set up your android device for Android device manager

1. Go to Settings –> Security

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2. Tap on ‘Device Administrators’.

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3. Tap on ‘Android Device Manager’.

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4. Tap on ‘Activate’.

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5. You can now see that the Android Device Manager has been activated.

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Locate your lost android device online

1. Sign in to your google account.

2. Go to Android Device Manager website. Your device will be located instantly and the location will be displayed.

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Android Device Manager options

  • Rename your android device

1. Click on the pencil icon on the top right corner of the location window.

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2. Rename your device.

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  • Ring your device

1. Click on ‘Ring’ button at the bottom of the location window.

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2. You can ring your device by clicking on ‘Ring’ button. It will ring at maximum volume for 5 minutes even if the device is in silent mode. If you are just testing this feature, you can mute the device by pressing the power button once.

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  • Wipe all the data off your lost android device

1. Click on the ‘Erase’ button at the bottom of the location window.

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2. You can erase all the data off your android device by clicking ‘Erase’ button. This is very much useful if your phone can’t be recovered, or has been stolen. Keep in mind that this change is permanent. Once the data is erased you cannot restore it back to your device.

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These are the various features of the Android Device Manager app by Google. The Android Device Manager is available for devices running Android 2.2 and above.


Have you tried out this feature yet? Do let us know in the comments!

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