For a long time, the one thing most of the Android users were complaining about is the lack of a default tool or way to find the mobile phones which were either lost or stolen. Google have waited long enough to add this feature, but with the new Android device manager they have delivered this to the users along with an exciting feature.
Tracking Your Lost Or Stolen Phone Using Android Device Manager:
Tracking your lost or stolen Android phone is pretty easy with this new device manager from Google Android. To find your device, all you have to do is visit android.com/devicemanager. In there, you will be asked to log in using the same Gmail account which you were using on your device. Once done, you will see a map which is much similar to the Google maps pointing out the exact location of your device, provided your device is connected to a network.
If you have lost multiple Android phones, a drop down will appear on the new device manager and by using it you can track all your devices from one place. The new device manager can also make your device to ring at full volume to find its location. So, if you believe that your device is within your earshot, you can use this feature and find out its location pretty easily. The only thing which may derail using this feature is the battery life, so always keep your battery full.
The other exciting feature which I have discussed in the first paragraph of this article is the wipe feature. This new feature works a little different and it can help preserve your personal data. If you believe that your Android phone has been stolen, then go to Android.com/devicemanager and use the wipe feature which will wipe out all the personal data on your mobile phone by doing a total factory reset.
Pretty interesting right? To make this feature work on your mobile devices, you will first need to enable it which is quite simple as tapping a check box. Also, to make use of the wipe feature you will need your device to be connected to a network. Otherwise, it won’t work.
Although, Google has delayed the release of this exciting tool, they have integrated it seamlessly with all the Android mobile devices which are using the mobile OS Android 2.2 or higher. That’s right! You have got this feature on your mobile device without even installing any new apps. Since the device manager is the control center of all apps, any future updates will also get done without the involvement of users.
Android device manager is a master app by Google runs of every mobile phone which is running on an Android mobile OS. There are lots of exciting features already available on it, but this addition of tracking the lost or stole device will definitely make it hugely popular. It’s not just that as many experts believe the Android device manager will get better with time.
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Sathishkumar Varatharajan, is an Android lover and an Internet Marketer from Salem, India. His site Android Rooting Guide teaches Android users the rooting procedure for all Android devices along with the installation procedure of custom ROM’s.