Find your lost phone with Android Device Manager


Jan 31, 2005
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Have you ever lost your phone in between the couch cushions or forgot it in a restaurant? Or maybe searching for your phone before you rush out the door is part of your morning routine? Let the new Android Device Manager help you out! It's one of a few simple features you can use to keep your device—and the data you store inside—safe and secure.

Locate and ring your misplaced device
If you ended up dropping your phone between those couch cushions, Android Device Manager lets you quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it, even if it's been silenced. And in the event that your phone or tablet is out of earshot (say, at that restaurant you left it at last night), you can locate it on a map in real time.

Protecting your personal information and data
While losing your phone can be stressful, Android Device Manager can help you keep your data from ending up in the wrong hands. If your phone can’t be recovered, or has been stolen, you can quickly and securely erase all of the data on your device.

Availability and getting started
This service is now available on devices running Android 2.2 or above; to use it, you also will need to be signed into your Google Account. There will also be an Android app to allow you to easily find and manage your devices. Stay tuned!

(Can also find it in the Play Store > Settings > Android Device Manager)

About time we had something like this on Android. However I will still continue to use Cerberus (and if you don't, you should!) But its is a nice backup. :thumb:



I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition.
Mar 5, 2002
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If 'loose' my phone in the nasty outside world, I'll use Immobilise ... not tested it yet. :)



Silly Fool
Jun 20, 2010
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Touch wood I have only lost one phone, and that was years ago when they were just phones and not mini computers.
Now days if I am going out at night for a few pints I will leave my phone at home and take an old cheapo phone. Same with my wallet, that stays at home and I take enough money for the night and for a taxi home.

Now saying that I am probably going to lose my phone and wallet.

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