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[Guide] Android Device Manager
What is "Android Device Manager?"
If you lose your Android device associated with your Google Account, Android Device Manager can help you find, lock, and erase it. This can be very useful in case you have information on your phone that you wouldn't want others to have in their hands in the event your device is stolen or lost. It can also help find a lost device due to the location tracking that is also apart of this tool.
How would you enable Android Device Manager?
Note: For devices running 4.1 and higher, location access must also be enabled. To turn it on, go to Google Settings > Location > Access location.
You can enable Android Device Manager by following the steps below.
1. Go to your settings and then to security.
2. From there choose "Device Administrators"
3. From there you select the "Android Device Manager". Please note it will show permissions such as location and being able to wipe the device but it will only utilize this permission when you login to the Website and initiate the request.
(All shown below)
Okay it is enabled on my device... Now what?
Now you can navigate to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager and login. Once logged in you can GPS your device, lock your device remotely, and wipe it if needed. (Also shown below in a screenshot)
I hope this helps and if you have any questions please ask them below! .
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- Best AnswerMar 19 2014 | 12:15 pm EDT
You can also use the Android device manager app from the play store instead of using the website
dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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I never fully looked at it after installing some weeks ago. I knew most features were available on Lookout which I have always used as anti-virus. I read this a few days ago and tried again.
Of all the 2 platform apps this is dead easy. I don't need to remember passwords or save them on my email accounts. I just log in from any PC as I remember my Google account easily.
3 simple options after activating on the phone.
A no brainer. Really good.
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Re: Android Device Manager
This is great tool to locate a lost device, even if it's lost within your home. So many times I could of locate the phone by call but always have mine on vibrate. This rings the phone even on vibrate.
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- 04-06-2014, 01:35 PM #9
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Re: Android Device Manager
I have followed all the steps to install and activate Android Device Manager however it only works when I have phone wifi turned on and the phone is connected to a wifi network.
I have installed and and uninstalled the app several times with no success. With phone wifi on ADM from my computer finds the phone easily and accurately. With phone wifi turned off ADM does not find the phone at all. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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