Android Device Manager

Google Search on desktop can now help you find your missing device

The Case of the Missing Phone. Where did that phone go again? If it's not the remote control or car keys, it's your smartphone getting lost somewhere in your living room or bedroom again. You know it's just there but still can't seem to remember and find it. Mom isn't around to tell you where it is so what are you going to do? Google it. Search Google? Just ask Google to find your Android phone. It can be done just like any regular Google search in a web browser. No need to go to a specific website to locate your phone.

Google brings Android Device Manager support for Android Wear

Since the Android Device Manager was introduced more than two years ago, this feature has been very useful in helping millions of Android device owners become more productive than ever. This simple management tool allows the owner to secure and locate Android devices that are missing. The past few years, the Android Device Manager has been updated with improved security and guest mode among others for a better experience.

There’s no excuse to lose your phone anymore

For what seems like the millionth time, this year alone, I've seen someone post an "I lost my phone" status update on Facebook. Clearly the millionth time reference is an exaggeration, but seriously, how can you lose your phone these days. Keep in mind, we're not talking about a cheap flip phone from back in the day, but modern Android (and iOS) smartphones.

Android Device Manager app arrives in the Play Store

Google announced the Android Device Manager several months back. Essentially, this is a security feature that will allow you to remotely locate your device on a map or by having it ring. This setup also allows users to remotely lock and also erase the device. Anyway, Google began rolling this out to devices shortly after the original announcement, and while a mobile app was promised, there wasn't much said in terms of when that would be arriving.