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How To Use Android Device Manager

March 12, 2018 | By admin

Data such as banking info, personal photos, social media log-ins, and messages are stored in Smartphones and thus losing a phone is considered to be a frustrating and unpleasant experience. In such desperate situations, Smartphone users have two options: remotely erase all the data stored on it or track down the phone and retrieve it. Both these options can be carried out by using Google’s Android Device Manager, which was recently re-branded to ‘Find My Device’.

Android Device Manager

Android Device Manager is a useful toolkit that takes very less time and effort to set up. It is available with four functions: location tracking, Ring, Lock and Erase. All these functions are self-explanatory and easy to use. However, these functions can be tested only after activating the Android Device Manager on your phone.

An Android device, a computer with Web access and a Google account will be needed to access the Android Device Manager.

How To Use Android Device Manager

Using Android Device Manager on Another Android Phone

  • Using another backup Android device, search ‘Find My Device’ on the Play Store and download the free app.
  • After downloading, open the app and sign in to one of the Google accounts that you were using on the lost device.
  • In case you have multiple devices signed into the specific account, select the one that you have lost. You don’t have to install the app on the lost device.
  • Three options are provided by the platform: Play Sound, Lock and Erase. For all these three options the lost phone will have to be connected to the internet either via data or WiFi.
  • Hit the Play Sound option if you are still close to the spot where you lost your phone. You will be able to hear your lost phone’s ringtone and thus find it.
  • With the help of the Lock option, you will be able to remotely leave a message and also a phone number on the lost phone’s lock screen. This will help a person who finds your lost device and willing to give it back to you to get in touch with you. This Lock feature also permits you to add a lock screen password to the device.
  • The Erase option will allow you to permanently delete all the data on your device if you fail to track down your lost phone. If the lost phone is offline, then the erasing process will start when it comes online.

Comodo’s Mobile Device Manager for Android permits system administrators to manage, audit, secure, and also monitor Android devices that connect to the enterprise wireless and wired networks. Administrators will be able to enroll devices, and manage apps, profiles, and security on the Android devices.

Using Android Device Manager on a Desktop

If you do not have another Android device to track your lost phone, then you can make use of a PC to access the Android Device Manager. You will have to go through the following steps while using a PC:

  1. Sign in by using the same Google account as you use on your missing device.
  2. You will be able to see your device and if that device is connected to the Internet, its present location can be detected.
  3. Google will suggest you to call the police if it is possible.
  4. On the Android Device Manager interface, you will be able to click Ring or Enable Lock and Erase.
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