Google has just released a new app that lets you locate and control a lost or stolen Android phone or tablet from another Android device.
With all the personal information that’s stored on smart phones these days, it makes sense to whatever we can to keep that data out of the hands of would-be scammers and identity thieves.
The new Android Device Manager app is a great way to accomplish that if your Android device ever gets lost or stolen.
Android Device Manager lets you use another Android device to:
1 – Locate a lost or stolen Android device on a map
2 – Remotely change the device’s lock code to prevent a thief from using it or accessing the information stored on it
3 – Remotely erase all the user data stored in the device’s memory
There are three prerequisites for using the app:
1 – The missing device must be associated with a Google account that you control.
2 – It must also be turned on and connected to the Internet via 3G/4G or Wi-Fi.
3 – Both the missing device and the one you’re using to remotely control it must be running Android 2.3 or later.
You can download Android Device Manager for free from the Google Play Store.