How to configure ‘Find my device’, the former manager of devices on Android, step-by-step

How to configure 'Find my device', the former manager of devices on Android, step-by-step

a few years Ago, in 2013, to be exact, Google launched its Device Manager Android (Android Device Manager) so that we can locate on the map our terminals lost, make that sound or delete all your data in case of theft, among other functions. Shortly after, in addition, added the possibility to lock and reset the password of our lost or stolen device remotely from your web page.

In 2017, and after two years without update, Google decided to redesign your interface and change of name. The new version of the app, which is now called ‘Find my device to Google’, and is part of Google Play Protect, is free, can be used in terminals with Android 4 or greater, and accumulates more than 50 million downloads. Let’s see how to set it up.

What we can do with this application

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With this application, as we mentioned earlier, acts as the old device Manager, you can find your Android terminal (either a phone, a tablet or a watch) in a map. In case the current location is not available, the app will display the last known location. Also use indoor maps to locate your device in airports, malls or other large buildings.

in Addition to locate a dispotivo Android associated with your account, you can erase the data and lock it remotely

you can Also make your mobile or tablet to play a sound at maximum volume (even it is silent) if you extravías at home or at a location near you, check the status of the battery and the network, and look at some of the details of the hardware. In addition, in case of loss or theft, it is possible to delete data and lock the device with a custom message and a contact number on the lock screen.

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How to activate the application

In the first place, you must take into account grant access permissions your location (so that the localizaación current of your device is displayed in the map below) and your contacts (for access to the email address associated to your Google account). In addition, it is essential to have location turned on in the terminal we want to search for.


once that we are clear on these premises, simply download and install the app ‘Find my device’, sign in with your Google account and grant it the permissions listed. At the moment, will be displayed at the top of the screen all Android devices where you’re logged in with that account.

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Clicking on each one of them, we can see, as we said, not only the current location (or last registered location), but also the model of the terminal, the state of the network and the level of the battery. In addition, at the bottom of the screen, we will have the options to play sound, lock device and wipe device.

Find my Google device

Find my device to Google

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The news How to configure ‘Find my device’, the old device manager in Android, step-by-step was originally published in Xataka Android by Laura Sexton .

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How to configure ‘Find my device’, the former manager of devices on Android, step-by-step
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August 7, 2019

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