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Google’s New Android Device Manager Will Help Locate Lost Phones

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Apple’s Find my iPhone has been a very useful feature for those who frequently misplace their gadgets. Or, for those who just enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that Apple has a piece of technology dedicated to securing a lost phone.Android and iOS have been going back and forth battling over feature inclusions for some time now, and it looks like Google’s the follower in this case. The company just introduced the Android Device Manager, which as you may suspect, will help Android users track down lost devices in a similar manner.

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If you discover you’ve lost your phone, you can go to any computer and log into the Android Device Manager, which will be part of the Google Play Store. All that is required is your Google account login, the same one you used to activate your Android phone.

Choose your registered phone and push out a signal to ring at full volume, even if your lost phone was last put on vibrate or silent mode. If this doesn’t do the trick, find the phone as a blip a Google Map.

If you discover that your lost Android phone is on the move and you don’t feel safe going into full-on vigilante mode (or are worried it will get turned off soon), delete all data on the device using a special built-in wipe mode in the Android Device Manager, to keep your data safe from prying eyes. 

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Shivaank Rana
Shivaank Rana
iGyaan's Carlos Santana! Shivaank loves Apple products! He stays up to date with the latest happenings of the tech world and gets his hands dirty with the latest Gadgets! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
5 comments
Avyay Agarwal
Avyay Agarwal

I have an Xperia P running 4.1.2. Can I install this and will it be compatible?. Suggest a phone locator which can track my phone even if GPS is off and it will automatically switch on GPS (if needed) to track the phone. I have avast! mobile tracker installed but for the said GPS function of auto turn on, I have to root it and I don't know if it is safe and will not void warranty and if its safe how to do it.

balaji
balaji

I am searching for the link where i have to go, Please provide with link... it may be helpful,

Akash
Akash

Hi Mate, The Service is not yet available it will be available next month. Only for 4.2.2 and above devices

Aditya
Aditya

& what about 4.2.1 users bro! Plz rply

san
san

It is for 2.2 and above devices not 4.2