How to find a lost mobile with Android Device Manager

Losing your phone is not only terribly uncomfortable, it can also lead to emotional and financial damage. That's why it's so important to use tools as useful as Android Device Manager , Google application that helps you find a lost cell  time of year.

The more you can do to protect yourself in case you lose your mobile, or you get stolen, the better. With the Android Device Manager you can increase the chances of not only recovering your phone, but also protect all the information contained in it in case it is impossible to get back to it.

Android Device Manager , or Android Device Manager , as we can find in the Google Play Store, has been running for more than 4 years thanks to the magic of Google Play Services. Usually it is activated by default, but if not, we will teach you how to configure it easily on your smartphone to find a lost cell .

Developer: Google Inc.
Price: Free

How to use Android Device Manager

Just download the application on your mobile, you will have to access your Google account using your email and password. It will be then, once inside the system, you will be able to make use of the different options that Android Device Manager presents. When we access the service we will find the current location of the device on the screen - automatically turning on the GPS - and with three different options:  "Play sound", "Lock" and "Delete.

  • Play Sound:  This option allows us to configure the terminal to make a sound that will help us locate it if we have it in the vicinity. It is the easiest way to find it when we have lost it at home since, even if the smartphone is silent or in vibration, it will sound with the volume level to the maximum.
  • Lock:  When we click on the option "Lock" the device we will have to enter a password and confirm it in order to be able to later unlock the terminal. We can also write a message and a phone number that will be displayed on the device screen.
  • Delete:  Finally we find the possibility to erase all the data of the device. This is the last resort we should use because after erasing all the data on your lost cell, the Android Device Manager application will not work.

You can access the Android Device Manager in two ways: through the Android Device Manager application installed on another device and entering your Google credentials, or through the Android Device Manager website , for which you must have access to network.

Android Device Manager does not track your phone's location history, but Google Maps does, or at least so if you have not disabled that feature through your Google account settings. Sometimes you can find out where your lost phone is by visiting the Location History page and checking the timestamps. It will not necessarily tell you where your lost cell is , but it can tell you where it has been.