Android Device Manager: what it is and what you can do with this Google tool

Android Device Manager: what it is and what you can do with this tool of Google


you May, directly or indirectly, but it is quite likely that, at some point in your life, you have experienced some situation related to the theft or loss of a mobile phone. Luckily, there are ways to locate a cell phone lost, including, Android Device Manager, Google’s tool for this purpose.

Appropriate well, to tell you how you can use this function to make full use of it, either through a mobile phone or through your computer, as well as explain to you limitations and other factors to be taken into account before use.


Android Device Manager from PC

Android File Manager

If you have lost or misplaced your mobile, you can always resort to the computer to try to locate it, lock it, or erase its data. As we set out, Android Device Manager is the tool of Google to find our device in case of theft or loss. is Not required to even have the application installed, which works by using our Google account.

we Can manage from the computer everything related to Android Device Manager. Simply enter the same Google account that uses your phone

To manage this from your computer, we do not have more than access to the web version, where we will see interface is pretty simple. To the left, we see our listing of devices, arranged horizontally. When choosing one, it shows the last connection time, the network to which it is connected (in case of being connected to a WiFi network) and the battery you have left. To the right, you will see a map with area and exact point at which is located the phone.

Returning to the left hand side, the options here are three.

  • Play a sound for five minutes.
  • Lock the device in and out of your Google account.
  • Delete the content of the phone completely.

Android Device Manager from your mobile

Find My Device

Android Device Manager can also be used from the mobile phone, either a secondary phone that you have, or a friend or family member, to locate your phone lost. Simply download the app and enter your Google account. The app features a guest mode, so that we can add it quickly even if it is not previously registered in the phone.

The operation of the app is identical to its PC version, although with the differences logical to change the format

The operation is identical to use this service from the computer, it is able to perform the same functions play a sound, lock the device, or full erase of the content. The difference here comes in the format of the app, in which we see at the top where is the mobile, and at the bottom the functions that we can perform.

Find my device

Find my device

What to consider when using the Android Device Manager

Android Device Manager has a major problem: it requires that the phone have an internet connection. At the time that someone turn off your mobile phone, you will not be able to locate you wherever you are. On the other hand, is completely dependent on your Google account. This means that, if you formatted your phone, you won’t be able to do anything, because the information will not be available.

therefore, in case you want to use this tool to locate your mobile phone, it is advisable to act as quickly as possible, before you turn off the phone or try to format it.


The news Android Device Manager: what it is and what you can do with this tool of Google was originally published in Xataka Android by Ricardo Aguilar .


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Android Device Manager: what it is and what you can do with this Google tool
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December 23, 2019

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