Every Android device, be it a smartphone, tablet, or a smartwatch, comes with security guidelines to secure its user’s data. Privacy has been a concern to millions when it comes to personal data, especially on a worldwide technology. Every smartphone manufacturer and app developer is taking concentrated measures to provide a better sense of security to their users. Moreover, Google since a long time has been working hard to add top-notch security services to its unified list of apps, and we appreciate that. Every Android user is highly concerned about his or her device’s security, for which they install various 3rd party applications from the Play Store. A situation might arise that you may have forgotten your device somewhere or maybe it was stolen from you while you were in the locals, traveling. Earlier, we used complaint our nearby Police stations and lodge a report for our lost device, but nowadays, you can be the master to your own device. You can find your lost or stolen smartphone by yourself, until and unless the thief is a little more clever than you (eh?). Google’s Android Device Manager is the native security service offered to each and every Android and Google account user, to take hold of their device in a much better manner. It has proved itself to be more than useful by thousands of users to secure their lost or stolen Android device. Today, we'll draw your attention to this mighty useful service offered by Google and learn to operate it to secure your smartphone, when in need.
Install Android Device ManagerADM is available to every Android user who has a Google account set up on his device as well. It can be installed on any Android smartphone or tablet running Android version 2.3 or up. Click on the app box below to download and Install Android Device Manager to your smartphone.
Enable Android Device ManagerOnce you’ve installed ADM on your device, you will need to turn it on, to permit it to access your account and related services, for the app to operate. Now, open the Android Device Manager app from the app drawer. When you’re opening for the first time, you will be prompted to accept the terms, press on Accept. In the next step, you will asked to choose your desired account and enter the corresponding password, and press on Sign in. Once done, your ADM app will initiate, giving you the list of registered devices (if any) with your account and the actions you can perform. You will also need to go to Settings > Security > Device administrators. Tap on Android Device Manager and press ACTIVATE. This will give your app the permissions to perform the required actions on your device via ADM. Your Android device is now completely setup to be used by ADM. Let us further begin on how to use ADM and its various options to secure your Android, when in need.
Locate Your Android DeviceIf you have lost your piece or it got stolen, the first step would be to secretly locate it either by using the ADM web interface or the Device Manager app.
- Open the following address with your PC browser: https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
- The ADM web interface will load and prompt you to log in with your registered Google account
- Or, open up the Android Device Manager on one of your connected devices.
- The interface will load, contact your device and locate it. Now, there is a plus, you will be displayed when was your device be able to locate last, at what location and when was it online.
- It is to note that the location displayed might not as well be pinpoint, but an estimate location, which may be accurate up to a few meters.