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Android Device Manager

Device Manager is a control panel applet of the operating system. It allows us to view and control all the hardware attached to our system. It highlights any piece of hardware attached to our system.

Android Device Manager provides the security feature which helps us to locate, and if required, it remotely locks or wipes our Android device. It helps to find our device if it is lost or get stolen. For doing this, we need to connect our Android device with Google account.

Device Manager highlights the piece of hardware which helps us to disable or enable devices, supplying device drivers, and viewing other technical properties.

What can we do with Android Device Manager?

We can perform various task and functionality using Android Device Manager. Such as:

1. Locating the device

First, we need to install the Android Device Manager on the device and connect it to the respective Google account of on the owner. Once it is done, it becomes easy to track the device by signing in from any system. The device can be located and view on the map even if it is being taken around.

2. Lock or Ring or Wipe: Choose your actions

When the mobile device goes missing, the device owner can able to choose to lock the device or ring it to protect the data inside. The owner of the device also able to choose to set or change a password or PIN.

When we ring the device, it starts the smartphone to ring at its maximum volume even the ringer is turned off. It will ring at its maximum volume for the next five minutes.

If there is a situation where when the device is unrecoverable, the user can wipe the device using Android Device Manager. After the wipe command is executed, it will restore the mobile device to factory setting. This option will works even the power is off.

3. Wipe a device that we have no chance of recovering

When we are sure that there are no chances to recover our missing device. We can use Android Device Manager to wipe our device clean remotely. It is similar to using the Lock or Ring option. This is done by connecting our device and wipe option to bring our phone to the same settings as it was brand new.

4. It tracks and controls the lost/stolen device

Android Device Manager is an option to log in as a "Guest". This option is used to let a friend locate and control (lock, ring or wipe) his device which has either been lost or stolen.

5. How to use Android Device Manager

Android Device Manager has an important security feature which helps to locate the stolen or lost device. When a situation arises where the device is confirmed to be unrecoverable, then the device owner might choose to lock or wipe the content from the Android device remotely.

6. Install the Android Device Manager

We can install the Android Device Manager by downloading it from the Google Play app. However, we have to go to settings and allow the app to act as a Device Administrator. It will provide us the power to lock or wipe the device.

7. How to use Android Device Manager

There are some basic things that we need to be done after installing the app:

  • Need to connect our Android Device Manager to our Google account.
  • Turn on the device location feature.
  • Enable remote data wipe.
  • Login through Google account to Android Device Manager Website to locate and control your device if it is stolen or lost.
  • After login, we see a dashboard pop up that will show us where our device is, with other options.
  • We can see the location of the device by checking the map that appears automatically.
  • We can use the Lock option to lock our Android device remotely so that no one lays a hand on or our data.

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