Friday, August 2, 2013

Locate your lost phone with Google Android Device Manager


Have you ever lost your phone in between the couch cushions or left it in a restaurant? Google announces its Official Security Apps "Android Device Manager" for locating and to safeguard your Android phone from getting stolen.  Android Device Manager can quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it, even if it’s been silenced or locate it on a map, in real time, using this application.    


It will allow you to track, locate and Wipe the data in your device remotely.  The tool will support the Android 2.2 version.  You need to signed into your Google Account to be able to use this tool.  This application will be able available to download from Google Play at the end of the month.

Like Apple’s iCloud Service which allows you to locate the iDevice, Google too will be offering soon this tool for users later this month as per the Official Google Blog. With simple features and easy to use interface, you would love to locate your Android device. Benjamin Poiesz is the Product Manager for this app from Google Inc.

 Google Android Device Manager  Features

Lock your device screen.  

Whether you’re on a phone or a tablet, it’s easy to set up a screen lock. This is important to do in case your device gets left in the back of a car, or you’re worried about someone picking up your phone and scrolling through your stuff. You can lock your device with a pin, password, pattern (or even your face!) by going to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen Lock.

Protect your phone from suspicious apps.  

We automatically scan Google Play to block and remove harmful apps. That makes Google Play the safest place to get Android apps. But Google Play can also help protect you even for apps you get elsewhere, like the web or a third-party app store. The first time you start to install an app from an unknown source, a message will pop up asking if you’d like Google to scan the file to make sure it’s not harmful. Tap “OK” to let Google help protect you from harmful apps.

Locate, ring and wipe a misplaced device.  

If you ended up dropping your phone between those couch cushions, Android Device Manager lets you quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it, even if it's been silenced. And in the event that your phone or tablet is out of earshot (say, at that restaurant you left it at last night), you can locate it on a map in real time.  If your phone can’t be recovered, or has been stolen, you can quickly and securely erase all of the data on your device to keep your data from ending up in the wrong hands. The Android Device Manager will be available for devices running Android 2.2 and above, as part of Google Play.

Protecting your personal information and data

While losing your phone can be stressful, Android Device Manager can help you keep your data from ending up in the wrong hands. If your phone can’t be recovered, or has been stolen, you can quickly and securely erase all of the data on your device.

Source: Android Blog, Google Blog

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