Have you ever been away from the office or home only to pause for a moment and realize that you’ve lost your phone? It may have been stolen or misplaced. If you have an Android device it could be hard to find. Luckily, Google has recently launched the Android Device Manager which aims to help users track their lost devices, and more.
Here is an overview of Google’s new Device Manager for Android.
About Android Device Manager
Google’s new Android Device Manager was introduced in August 2013 and is a tool designed to help you find your lost phone. Like other device location services you can access it via your web browser by going to: google.com/android/devicemanager.
When you visit this site you, you will first be asked to log into your Google account, if you aren’t already. If you log in to an account you have registered an Android device to, you should see a Google Map come up with a box to the right. In the box will be your device, or devices, along with their location. Selecting a device will locate it on the map and give you three options:
How to set up and use
In order for the Device Manager to work, your device will need to be switched on, and properly set up. Here’s how you can do that:
This is a great new feature that could prove useful in the unfortunate event that you lose your phone. Just be aware that if you press Erase, your phone will be reset – all files, apps and information will be gone. It is therefore be a good idea to ensure that important files are backed up.
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