As the name implies, 3CX Mobile Device Manager is an application for accessing and controlling an Android or iOS based smart device remotely, be it over the internet via Wi-Fi/3G/4G, or through a corporate wireless network. We've been playing with it for a while now and we can confirm that the app is totally worth trying.
Key features include:
- Remote lock via password
- Remote wipe
- Device location tracking
- Remote access to a device's files
- Remote application management
- Remote Wi-Fi network management
- Sending group or individual messages
- Remote email configuration
- Obtaining device information, such as battery life, call history, contacts list, system logs
- Remote control (Rooted Android devices only)
Setting up 3CX Mobile Device Manager is a bit of a ritual and does take some time and patience. However, the whole configuration process has been streamlined with step-by-step instructions, which aid the user along the way. An in-depth user manual for the app is also available, describing how each of the app's features is used, but to be honest, we didn't have to consult with the document as the 3CX Mobile Device Manager is pretty simple to set up.
Each mobile device that has the 3CX Mobile Device Manager agent installed and enabled will be ready to be managed remotely within seconds. Once can instantly view its call logs, edit contact details, access its files, modify Wi-Fi settings, and more. Setting up email accounts is a bit trickier, however, as it requires the installation of additional software.
Locking or wiping a smartphone or tablet remotely couldn't be any easier. This feature would be really useful in case a device gets misplaced as it prevents others from accessing sensitive data. Moreover, a smartphone can be locked via SMS as well in case its internet access has been cut off.
In conclusion, 3CX Mobile Device Manager is a useful, well-made software tool. The whole platform is easy to use and does well everything that it's supposed to, just like any premium software product should. Business users would surely appreciate the remote management features this application has in its arsenal, while the remote lock and wipe options would surely come in handy in cases of emergency. But even though 3CX Mobile Device Manager is clearly targeted at corporate customers, individuals are also free to give it a try. Anyone who wants to use the remote management platform may do so at no cost for up to 5 devices. To get started with this great service, just visit the 3CX Mobile Device Manager web page.