Lock Your Smartphone with Android Device Manager
Article by George Norman
On 24 Sep 2013
Google’s Android Device Manager received a new bit of functionality: the online service can now remotely lock your smartphone or tablet.

When Google introduced Android Device Manager, the free online service could perform the following tasks: locate your smartphone, ring it, and remotely wipe it. A new feature for Android Device Manager has quietly gone live: remotely lock your smartphone.
Click here to get started with Android Device Manager and check out the new feature.

Advertising


Android Device Manager Main Features


Locate your Android-powered device

Access Android Device Manager in your browser window and it will connect to your Android. Then it will display your Android’s location on a Map. In my case, it detected my device with an accuracy of up to 24 meters. This allowed me to see precisely where my Android is located.

Ring your Android smartphone or tablet
Click the Ring button and your Android will start ringing for 5 minutes, at full volume. The ringing will stop when you press the power button. Five minutes should be enough time for you to locate your Android. If it isn’t, just ring your device one more time.

Lock and reset device password
With Android Device Manager you can reset your existing password, PIN, or pattern lock. Your existing protection will be replaced with a new password – your device will be locked and only by using this new password can it be unlocked.

Erase data on your device
You can use Android Device Manager to remotely erase all the data stored on your device. This way, sensitive information will not end up in the wrong hands.

You can use Android Device Manager as a free online service; check it out by following this link.
Google explained that an Android Device Manager app will be released in the near future. A precise release date has not been provided.




Tags: Google, Android, Android Device Manager
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 09 Aug 2017
Android started out as an underdog, as the mobile operating system that nobody took seriously. Big-name tech companies laughed it off and critics said it would fail miserably, but Android proved them all wrong and become the powerhouse that it is today.
By George Norman on 14 Aug 2017
Opera Max, the Android app that uses compression technology to help you save data and get up to 50% more from your data plan, has been discontinued. The app is no longer featured on Opera.com and it’s no longer listed on Google Play.
By George Norman on 10 Jul 2017
Did you know that life is easier on iPhone? Put down the pitchforks for a moment and let me explain. And put out those torches as well...
By George Norman on 10 Jul 2017
With technology constantly evolving, many devices become obsolete and get replaced with something that's better, smaller, and probably a lot shinier.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Lock Your Smartphone with Android Device Manager
HTML Linking Code