Android device manager is a very useful application maintained and served by Google. It makes protecting your phone so damn easy that you might have never thought of. Here is a list of things that you can do with an android device manager:
Misplaced your phone? Or mischievous friend trying to fool you?
This proves to be a handy tool. When you find it hard to remember the place where you kept your phone. You can go to Google and type finds my phone. Android Device Manager will make a 5-minute ring on your phone even if it’s on a silent or vibration mode.
You Can Find your device using Android Device Manager
If you’ve lost a device, you can use Android Device Manager to find its approximate location on a map and when it was last used. When the Android Device Manager locates your device, that device will get a notification.
Tip: Before you can use Android Device Manager to locate your device: Your device’s location access needs to be turned on and be signed in to your Google Account. Android Device Manager won’t work for devices that are turned off or that don’t have a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection.
Remotely lock or erase a lost device.
If you or a friend has lost a device, you can use Android Device Manager to remotely ring, lock, or erase the device if it’s signed in to a Google Account. When the Android Device Manager interacts with the device, it’ll get a notification. You can also use Android Device Manager to show your device’s location.
Important: Android Device Manager won’t work for devices that are turned off or that don’t have a Wi-Fi connection or mobile data connection with an active SIM card.
Before erasing your device: Remotely erasing a device performs a factory reset, which removes all data from the device. While any data stored in your Google Account will be restored, all apps and their associated data will be uninstalled.
- Sign in to your Google Account oncom/device manager. If you’re helping a friend with their lost device and having them sign in to the Google Account they use on their mobile device.
- Click the arrow next to the device name to select the lost device. Android Device Manager will show the location of that device.
- Select from the following options. You may need to enable lock & Erase
How to Setup Android Device Manager
- Find “Google Settings” in one of these places (depending on your device): Open a separate app called Google Settings.
- Tap Security.
- Under “Android Device Manager,” switch remotely locates this device and Allow remote lock and erase on or off.