Enable Android Device Manager – If you happen to lose your phone or it gets stolen this Android Device Manager is a security feature that helps you locate if needed remotely wipe or lock your Android device.
This Device Manager works to protect your Android device. All the thing you have to do is to connect the device with your Google account.
How to Enable Android Device Manager
Recently, Google announced a new Android Device Manager, which enables the location, tracking, and securing of an Android device. By using this the user can also locate a lost or stolen device with this service enabled, provided the location services are enabled.
Here, the new Android Device Manager service comes packaged with the New Google Playstore Update. Once when the Google Play Store is updated it is simply a matter of enabling the Android Device Manager service. This service requires enabling Location services because this service has not been enabled by default.
- On your device, first, open the Settings App and then go to the Security option
- Under the Security menu, select the option Device Administrators.
- Enable the Android Device Manager option.
- Make sure that you have also enabled the GPS services from the Location menu option in the Settings app.
1. Turn on Location Access
Go to “Settings”. Scroll down the screen and choose “Location”. On the next screen, switch on the toggle. Then you can turn on Locations access settings.
You can choose a location mode. To determine location, If you are choosing High accuracy, which is highly recommended, the phone will use GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular networks. Here the Battery saving mode allows the Android device to determine location using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular networks. Your device will determine its location with GPS when the device-only mode is turned on.
2. Enable Google Security Settings
Go to “Settings” > “Google” > “Security”. On the Security page, turn on “Remotely locate this device”. This will show the device location on the device manager, and this also “Allow remote lock and erase” then click on the Next button. With Android device manager, you can factory reset or lock it if you lose your device.
3. Locate Android Solution
Enable Android Device Manager – Go to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager. Next, Log in to your account the one that you sign in with your Android device. After that, you have to check, if you can locate your Android device or not. Then go to your Android phone and see whether it has signed in Google account or not if you cannot locate it.
Hope this helps! Once you successfully locate your Android device, you can ring the phone or send messages to inform the one who finds your device you can erase it, if you are worried about data leaking.
Set Up and Turn On Android Device Manager
- Open Apps.
- Select Google Settings.
- Select Android Device Manager.
- Enable Remotely locate this device.
- If you want to have the ability to do so remotely enable allow remote lock and erase.
Locating your Android Smartphone
- Sign in to the Google account associated with your Android smartphone.
- After successful login, it will display the device’s approximate location on the map.
- Tap on the top right, Locate the device icon, to refresh the location
- By clicking on the respective, You can also perform the following actions.
- Ring – enable a ringer to your device remotely to help locate the device.
- Lock – It creates a password lock remotely to help and secure your device.
- Erase – Factory resets your device remotely.
How to Unlock your Phone by using the Android Device Manager
Here you can observe in the below steps that how this entire process is done.
- On a PC or a phone, go to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager.
- Using the same Google account you used for setting up your phone, sign in.
- You will see the ADM interface, as well as the device(s) using the same Google account which can be controlled.
- Select the one you want to unlock, by choosing the “Lock” option.
- A window will appear, asking you for a temporary password. There’s no need to enter the recovery message.
- Click on “Lock” again.
- You will see a confirmation message, if the process was successful right under the box with the Ring, Lock, and Erase buttons.
- To unlock your phone, your phone should display a password field, where you need to enter the temporary password, which unlocks your phone.
- Next, move to the phone’s lock screen settings and disable the temporary password.
Also Read: How to Disable Auto App update on Android
How to Unlock your Android Lock Screen Pattern If you have an Earlier Version of Android
If you haven’t updated your phone, you might be in luck, since there’s a faster way of bypassing the screen lock pattern, without the Android Device Manager trick.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Enter a wrong pattern five times
- After entering the 5th wrong pattern, you will see the ‘Forgot pattern’ option on the right side of the screen. Select it.
- By using this, it will allow you to enter a backup PIN code or your Google login.
- Enter the Google Login, If you don’t have a backup PIN, since it’s easy to remember.
- Tap “Sign in”.
Your phone should now be unlocked.