Android Device Manager updated to add new password layer

Android Device Manager updated to add new password layer
Back in August, Google launched the Android Device Manager allowing for a remote wipe of a lost or stolen Android handset. The feature also allows the user to locate the missing handset, lock the screen, and change the password to unlock it. You can also have the phone ring, so you can quickly find the unit if it is merely stuck in the couch. Of course, all of these things would be activated using a web app.

On Wednesday, Google updated the Advanced Device Manager to make it necessary for a password to be entered before opening the app or switching accounts. This should prevent someone from grabbing your phone and making changes to it.

Besides the new password addition, the update also...better sit down...exterminates some bugs and enhances the performance of the app. Get it free from the Google Play Store by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: AndroidDeviceManager via AndroidAuthority



1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

I lost my phone a few weeks ago, told this to wipe my phone a few times but when I got my phone back nothing was changed. Needs work to be at icloud level

2. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

icloud is pretty terrible on phones before iphone5.

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