Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Android Device Manager disaster - please help! (Galaxy S4)

    A couple of days ago, I activated the Android Device Manager for my Galaxy s4 on the website and added a lock screen message "If found, please call [phone number]". But the message not only appears on the lock screen, it pops up frequently all the time, and the only way to get rid of it is to lock and then unlock the phone. There doesn't seem to be anything in particular that triggers it, I can be doing anything in any app or even nothing at all, and all of a sudden this bright red message just appears in the middle of the screen.

    I went back to the ADM website to delete it, but it doesn't show that I have a lock message at all. So then I tried just turning off ADM, both in Google settings and also in the phone settings (Security -- Device Administrators). And of course I've restarted the phone numerous times.

    Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?? It's kind of driving me crazy, but I'm afraid that my only options are (1) get used to it or (2) reset the phone to factory settings, which I REALLY don't want to do. Please help!
  2. #2  
    Aquila's Avatar

    Posts
    11,715 Posts
    Global Posts
    11,950 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Assassin 'Droid

    Default Re: Android Device Manager disaster - please help! (Galaxy S4)

    I'd uninstall the app, wipe cache and then reinstall it.
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Android Device Manager disaster - please help! (Galaxy S4)

    Did you add the lockscreen message using the phone's own Settings/Security menu, or using some other app?

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: Android Device Manager disaster - please help! (Galaxy S4)

    I did it on the ADM website. I clicked on the "Lock" icon, then typed it into the box for "Recovery Message." But when I do that on the site now, the Recovery Message is blank, as if I hadn't done it.
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Android Device Manager disaster - please help! (Galaxy S4)

    I've already uninstalled the app (although I did this on the ADM website, not with the app). How do you wipe the cache? Thanks.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Android Device Manager disaster - please help! (Galaxy S4)

    http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-5744

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.

Similar Threads

  1. Samsung Galaxy S4 Cracked Screen get very hot
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-03-2015, 03:10 AM
  2. Galaxy S5 - Launcher Loop - Phone Unusable
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 06:37 PM
  3. [Free][App] Funny editor & effects Images [Android]
    By zarggot in forum Android Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 06:36 PM
  4. my brand new Android tablet lose energie fast
    By benf in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 04:14 PM
  5. rooting galaxy note2
    By Cliff Sykes Jr in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 03:11 PM

Posting Permissions