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    Default Google Device Manager doesn't work

    I haven't been able to get Device Manager to work on my N5. It's checked under Security/Administrators but when I open the app I get a spinning wheel and when I look at the device manage webpage it says no active devices. I've tried doing a force stop and clearing the data then restarting the app, that didn't help. What's the trick for making it work?
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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    Have you registered your device with your google account? I've never done anything to actively set it up. My devices just show up. https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager?u=0. I have N5 on stock.
    If you did register it, try deleting your google acct. from the n5 then adding it again.

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    Yes. I've just done the delete account/add account thing and it made no difference.
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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    Is google service app up to date? Are you running AdBlock? Is Location turned on?

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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    Google settings app>Android device manager? Tick the boxes?

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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    What boxes, I don't see any besides show notifications
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    Everything is upto date, I'm not running adblock
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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    I've also tried a Force Stop and clear data on Google Services Framework, followed by a reboot. That had no effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjrosen View Post
    What boxes, I don't see any besides show notifications





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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    The check boxes were set on both the N5 and N7. I tried disabling and re-enabling and I also tried disabling, rebooting and then re-enabling, nothing works.
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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    Did you ever find a solution to this? I have this issue right now on my Google Nexus 5, running Android 5.1.0 I can see my location in the Device Manager, but below, there is just a spinning circle, it never shows the prompt for actions. I tried logging in on 3 different android phones, no go.
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    Same issue here. Nexus 5 with 5.1.0. Spinning wheel that never loads...
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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    I did resolve this issue and I too have my N5 on v5.1.
    It's hard to remember exactly what I did but I think I did this...

    Remove the app Device Manager from your phone apps.
    Settings -> Apps
    For apps: Google Play services, Google Play store
    Load all them up and choose "Clear Data". Perhaps just clearing cache may help, but I just cleared them fully and then re-signed in to them.
    Launch Google Settings
    Set Location ON
    Launch the Play Store, download Device Manager, re-sign in.

    Let's see where that gets you.
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    Default Re: Google Device Manager doesn't work

    I have exactly the same problem on my Huawei Mate 7.
    Circle just keeps loading.

    What is up with this?

    It would be the same if Microsoft Word didn't work on Microsoft Windows. Disaster.
    ADM should be a one-click finish app.

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