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How to Enable Android Device Manager

--Thursday, November 12, 2015
Some may doubt the Android Device Manager since they fail to locate their Android phone/tablets with this tool, including the app version and the website version. For example, they complain that they cannot find their lost or misplaced device even though they have signed in to Google account and installed Android Device Manager. In this case, we are going to post some tips on how to enable Android Device Manager.

Note:
All the steps below must be done on your Android before it is lost.

Step 1 Turn on Location Access
Go to "Settings". Scroll down the screen and choose "Location". In the next screen, switch on the toggle. Then you can turn on Locations access settings.

You can choose a location mode. If you choose High accuracy, which is highly recommended, the phone will use GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular networks to determine location. Battery saving mode lets Android to determine location using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular networks. When Device only mode is turned on, your device will determine location with GPS.

Turn on Location Access

Step 2 Enable Google Security Settings
Go to "Settings" > "Google" > "Security". In the Security page, turn on "Remotely locate this device". This will show device location on Android Device Manager. Then hit the button next to "Allow remote lock and erase". If you lose your device, you can remotely lock or factory reset it with Android Device Manager.

Turn on Google Security Settings

Step 3 Locate Android Solution
Go to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager. Log in your account (the one that you sign in with your Android). Check if you can locate your Android or not. If not, go to your Android phone and see whether it has signed in Google account or not.

Locate Android Solution

Hope this helps! Once you successfully locate your Android device, you can ring the phone or send messages to inform the one who finds you device. If you are worry about data leaking, you can remotely erase it.

Ivy Bruce

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