Android Device Manager lets you locate and control a lost or stolen phone or tablet from another Android device

android-device-manager-logoGoogle 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.

      Check out these Featured Posts...

             • How to automatically save an extra 3% on everything you buy from Amazon

             • 8 tips for building and maintaining a super-fast WordPress blog

             • Should you completely drain your laptop’s battery before recharging it?

             • How to convert a spare internal hard drive into an external USB drive

             • Step-by-step guide to completely ridding your PC of viruses and spyware

Like my tech tips? Subscribe to my weekly newsletter!

Subscribe to the RicksDailyTips Weekly Newsletter to receive my latest tech tips, news and info in a single weekly email. As a subscriber you will also have a chance to win some great tech gear in one of my monthly giveaways!

Not sure? Click here to check out the Newsletter archives.