1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    How do I lock my phone remotely with Android Device Manager? When I try to lock it from google.com/android/devicemanager, a black screen with "Locked by A. Dev. Manager" appears on the phone but it is not locked at all. I can simply dismiss the screen by pressing Home button.

    Moreover, the black screen appears everytime I wake the phone and I can't get rid of it.

    It's a Redmi 4
    03-18-2017 11:43 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you lock the phone remotely, does it also ask you to create a password for the lock?
    03-19-2017 01:33 PM
  3. Newguy235's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you lock the phone remotely, does it also ask you to create a password for the lock?
    Yup, I set a password. However right after that there's a message the password wasn't set because the phone already has a lockscreen password. Which is not true, I don't use any fingerprint/PIN lock whatsoever.

    To be fair, the Xiaomi Cloud remote lock works great as a replacement. At least, they provided an alternative but I'm still curious why this happens.
    03-19-2017 04:55 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's strange. So your screen lock is set to None or Swipe Only?
    03-19-2017 07:32 PM
  5. Newguy235's Avatar
    Swipe only
    03-20-2017 05:04 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is this happening while you're also using the Xiaomi Cloud remote lock? That might be causing a conflict.

    Otherwise, ADM should be allowing you to create a new screen lock password remotely, since you only have it set to Swipe Only.
    03-20-2017 09:50 AM
  7. Newguy235's Avatar
    No, I only enabled Xiaomi Cloud after I discovered ADM didn't work. Before that, ADM was disabled.

    However, as Xiaomi Cloud works and serves the purpose, I consider this issue resolved. Thanks very much for the replies!

    It's a month I migrated from Windows 10 Mobile. I loved the system for it's simplicity, however the app store situation was no longer bearable. Apart from zero apparent commitment from MS that were the reasons to move to a different platform.
    03-25-2017 05:58 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Do Not Disturb activates without prompting
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-19-2017, 01:34 PM
  2. I can't remove photos from gallery that all have Picasso logo
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2017, 10:17 PM
  3. why isn't my power button on my LG K7 working?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2017, 11:45 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2017, 11:24 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2017, 10:29 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD