We all know thatAndroid Device Manager is a great tool and can be used for many purposes. It is very helpful when it comes to finding of misplaced phone but however, asides from being great at finding misplaced Android devices, it also can double as a theft deterrent device, enabling you to locate, lock, and even wipe your device remotely. For this you need to first make sure this is set-up properly and to do this only this post is written. The process is mentioned below.
First, you need to make sure that you’ve enabled the service for your devices that are linked to your Google account by heading over to the Device Manager page. If you are visiting the page for the first time, it will ask for permission to act as an administrator for this service. Most of the people don’t realize that not just by logging onto this page and getting everything done here doesn’t complete the process. The process is completed when you enable the features on your smartphone as well.
By using Google settings (procedure)
Step 1– Head to Google settings on your device
Step 2 – Inside Google Settings, you will have access to the Device Manager option which will bring up two selections that you can enable. They are follows:
- Locate this device remotely
- Allow remote lock and data factory reset
Step 3 – Note that by default the second option is disabled. Enable it and once it is enabled, it will allow you to remotely lock your device and wipe it in case of theft.
By using security option (procedure)
Step 1– Head to settings option on the device and then move to security.
Step 2 – After this move to Device Administrators and check off the Device Manager box to allow your device to be locked remotely.
Step 3 – Once it’s done, you can use Android Device Manager to remotely lock and wipe your device for whatever reason you deem necessary.
These are the steps by which you can Use Android Device Manager as an anti-theft tool for your device.Once that’s all said and done, you can use Android Device Manager to remotely lock and wipe your device for whatever reason you deem necessary. While it may be a last ditch effort to protect your stored information on your device, it’s much better than having someone gain access to your personal Google accounts such as Gmail. So try this and feel protected.