Are you prone to losing your phone or even misplacing your Android phone at home? Now you don’t need a third party Android app to locate your lost or misplaced Android devices any more. Android device manager has been made available to almost all Android devices since August 2013. This native app can help you to remotely wipe the data on your Android phone or remotely trigger its ringing, you can even track its location in real-time via a PC.
How to turn on Android Device Manager
Provided your Android device is running on Android OS 2.2 and above and connected to a Google account, you are meant to receive this update. If you have noticed a green app called Google Settings on your device that means you have received the Android device manager update.
Even if you haven’t noticed the Google Settings app you can still turn on your Android device manager by navigating to Settings -> Security ->Device Administrators.
Check the checkbox that says “Allow Android Device Manager to lock or erase a lost device” which will prompt a security screen as shown below.
Manage your Android devices via the web portal
So you can visit the Android device manager web portal https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager to start managing your registered Android devices. You can track your lost Android phone, remotely activate its ringer or even erase all the data on it.
This method does not require you to buy or use any third party Android app to track your lost Android phone, simply activate or enable the Android device manager feature on your Android devices and track it anytime via the web portal.
Even if such device has been switched off, once you activate the data wipe feature, the device will be factory reset once it comes online.
I hope you can easily track your Android phone easily using this method I shared here with you; if you have any questions use the comment section below to ask your questions.