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Remotely lock your Android device with Android Device Manager

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Sep 2013, 01:44

Early last month, Android users received a gift from Google called the Android Device Manager; used in combination with an app that you install on your Android phone, the Device Manager allows you to have your phone ring at maximum volume, just in case you lost it in your couch. It also allows you to track the device in real time so that if the phone is lifted by a thief, you can track him and your phone to his lair...

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posted on 24 Sep 2013, 02:21 2

1. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

it's good, but still lack features such as offered by Cerberus, where you can record video etc.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 04:20

4. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

Does this app turn on the gps even if the phones shutdown ? Coz first thing thieves do is shutdown ur phone.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 02:22

2. Scott93274 (Posts: 5348; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

Nifty app. Assuming that you have all your photos backed up on drop box, there should really be no reason for you to get all upset if you need to Nuke the thing.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 03:26

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Good to see this, this type of service is already provided by Sammy which is also good.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 18:37 1

5. akita256 (Posts: 81; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

So what is the app that you mention that has to be installed on the phone? If I go into the PlayStore, what app do I look for? And I'm assuming the Device Manager doesn't have to be downloaded from the PlayStore?

Does the app (or another one) have to be installed on another phone (or PC or tablet or laptop) that is used to send commands to the lost phone? Can the commands be sent from a device that is only connected to the internet (i.e. a PC or tablet) but which doesn't have a LTE connection?

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