Find My Android Device

Google announced the release of Android Device Manager last week. It is akin to Apple’s Find My iPhone application.

android device managerIf you can’t locate your Android phone or tablet, Android Device Manager lets you ring your phone at maximum volume, even if it has been silenced. If your device isn’t in the general vicinity, you can locate on a map in real time.

If your device is hopelessly lost or, worse, stolen, you can remotely wipe your device to prevent any nefarious characters from accessing your personal data.

Android Device Manager is available for devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above so I believe that pretty much covers just about everyone. You will need to be signed into your Google account to use Android Device Manager.

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Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at

One Comment

  1. Hi Judy,
    A great idea, although I use Kaspersky Anti everything and already have my Android Kaspersky to lock down, close down, locate and advise me by other means if I ‘misplace’ my communications device.
    Your advice is invaluable and worthy to let me, Mr ‘Computer Fixit’ advise my clients, family & friends of your well-received advice.
    Thank You … :>)