Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How to Find your lost Android Device

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If you have lost you Android Device and unable to track it cuz you haven't loaded any app soo here is a guide to track it .Today i am going to use Android Device Manager which comes preloaded in you Device .Android Device Manager can be used to find you lost ,misplaced device anywhere.

All the Android Smartphones come with Google play installed in it.When you use Google Play for first time on any device (Smartphone/tablet),Google installs Android device Manager unknowingly.

Requirements for it are:-

  • An Android Device with active Data connection.
  • A PC/laptop with net.

follow these steps to activate :-

  • Go to settings>>Security>>Device Administrator
  • you'll see apps there and probably first one is Android Device Manager 
  • Tap on it and Activate it.
Now once you have activated it ,now grab you net enabled PC/laptop.
  • Log in in using the same Google id as of Play Store in Device.
  • You will see a Gear icon On the top Right Corner.
  • Click on it and you will see Android Device Manager.

  • Once it is opened in your web browser ,it will automatically contact your device.The map of your country will be displayed on your web browser.
  • Once Android Device Manager has located your smartphone you will see its location on Google maps  and the distance it is away from you.
Now you'll have three options there:-
  1.  The Ring Device:- this feature will ring your device at full volume for 5 minutes even it is silent . Unfortunately it will not if it is switched off.
  2. Lock you Device :- This feature will lock your device and will be provided with a new password to access it.you can set your desired password too.
  3. Erase all Data:-Using this feature all the data which is present in your device will be deleted which will include images,music and other personal files.however it won't format your Sd card .Also Android Device Manager will not work once you have erased all the data.It will Factory Reset your Smart phone .
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