Android Device Manager helps you find and reset lost/stolen phones – with no set up needed

 Android Device Manager helps you find and reset lost/stolen phones - with no set up needed

Now, this could prove a life saver. Google have launched their Android Device Manager, which is designed to help you find a lost or stolen phone or tablet – and unlike most similar services, there’s no set up needed and no apps to pre-install.

 

 Android Device Manager helps you find and reset lost/stolen phones - with no set up needed

To find where your phone is, just log into into the service using a browser with the same Google/Gmail account as the device is registered to, and you’re ready to go.

If you have multiple Android devices on the go, a pull down box lets you select the one you want to find, and then immediately see its location overlaid on Google Maps.

It’s a fairly basic service, letting users ring up a device – this will get the phone/tablet ringing out at full volume, even if it was set to silent – or you can employ ‘Remote Wipe’ to blitz all your data off a stolen device (although you do  need to enable the Factory Reset option on the device to get this to work).

We tried it in the office and it worked a treat – and it’s already come in useful for finding a misplaced handset, courtesy of the ringing option.

Try it out here: google.com/android/devicemanager

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