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Find Lost Android over the Internet with Android Device Manager

--Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Lost your Android phone? Fear of leaking of private information in the device? Calm down! You can find lost Android over the Internet with Android Device Manager website. When your lost phone is located, it is available to erase personal data, change lock screen, ring the phone, send message to the phone and ask the one who picks up your phone to return it to you.

Before locating your Android phones with Android Device Manager, you are required to turn on locations access and log in to your Google Account. If this feature is turned off or your phone cannot access mobile data or Wi-Fi connection, Android Device Manager will not work for your device.

Note: If your Android phone is linked to Google, you can find it by searching for "find my phone" on Google.com.

Find Lost Android over the Internet with Android Device Manager

Step 1 Sign in to Google Account
Go to your computer. Log in to your Google account (the same one that are/was used to sign in Android Device Manager app on the lost Android) on http://www.android.com/devicemanager.

Once signed in successfully, you will see a pop-up as below. Have more than one device? Click the arrow icon next to the device name. Then choose a device you want.

Sign in to Google Account

Step 2 Locate Lost Android Device
Click the button at the upper right corner. Android Device Manager will try to contact your Lost Android phone. Please wait patiently.

Contact Android with Android Device Manager

Step 3 Ring/Erase/Lock Your Lost Device
Your lost Android phone is located. As the screenshot shows, the phone for test is at Mountain View, US now. Then you can perform buttons below.

Ring: You can click the button "Ring" and figure out whether your phone is nearby.

Lock: If the missing phone is not around you and you are worried that your phone is stolen by someone, click the "Lock" button. The current lock screen will be replaced with a password lock. You can input a recovery message, which will show on the lock screen of your lost Android and inform the guy to return it back. And it is available to enter phone number. A button to call the number will show on your lock screen.

Erase: If you think you have lost your device for good and would like to erase all data in the lost phone, click "Erase". This performs a factory reset on your device. Your apps, photos, music, and settings will be deleted. After you erase the device, Android Device Manager will no longer work. This reset is permanent. The app may not be able to wipe the content of the SD card in your device. If your device is offline, we will perform the factory reset as soon as it goes online.

Successfully Locate Android with Android Device Manager

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.