With the release of Android Device Manger, Google has gone a step further with the Android Platform. Now you can easily locate your Android Phone or Android Tablet using this feature.
This feature was available since long for the Apple's iPhones and Windows Phones.
It happens that sometimes you forget your device at your work place or some shop counter. And sometimes your phone gets stolen. And we get panicked. Apart from the loss of the device, we are more concerned about the data that resides on our phone, be it our email accounts, facebook, twitter and other social networks or our photos and contacts.
In such situations, we should be able to find the location of our device and most importantly we should be able to remotely wipe out our data.
This can be done using Android Device Manager. Below are the steps that you need to follow to locate your Android Device and wipe out the data remotely :
- Go to Settings->Security->Device Administrator
- Select Android Device Manager from the list
- Now go to : http://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
- Make sure you login with the same Google Account that you have provided in your device.
Now you can view your devices and you can Ring your device for 5 minutes with maximum volume or you can erase your data on the phone in case you cannot trace your Android Phone or Tablet.