Tool for locating lost Android phones comes online




Google has lost its Android Device Manager, which allows phones to be recovered or can be remotely erased, all rolled out. Users do not need to install app to be able to use the functionality.

The tool was announcedlast week, but was not yet ready to use. In the night from Wednesday to Thursday is the Android Device Manager Web site went online: users can use the tool to find their phone back immediately or erase. This shall include the location of the phone, but it is also possible to play a default ringtone, even if the phone on vibration mode. This makes the tool so more effective than simply calling the lost phone. For devices that are out of reach of the owner, it is possible to erase the data on the device.

For the functionality does not need to be installed: application for users with Android 2.2 or higher it will be activated in the background. This is automatically approved for locating the phone; for the device must be able to be given permission solution en. In addition to erasing the ADM app would also be possible according to the lockscreen password to modify and activate remotely the lockscreen. However, that functionality in the Web interface seems not yet activated.

Google is relatively late with offering the tool to consumers; on iOS and Windows Phone is a similar tool available for much longer. Also there were third-party tools for Android with similar functionality. In addition, Google Apps users already could paying a similar function.


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