Android Device Manager for Android has received an update this afternoon that makes it even harder for thieves to get inside of your device if you lose it. The update adds a feature that presents a password challenge when you open the app or switch accounts. This extra security measure will make sure no one but the account holder can perform the actions within the app, such as wiping, locking, and ringing a lost device.

Now, on every launch, Android Device Manager will require you to enter your password. Find my iPhone on iOS has had this security measure in place for a while, so it’s certainly nice to see it come to the Android alternative. Although, Google still allows for you to turn off this prompt if you’d like.

  • Account password challenge at application start and when switching accounts
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

The update is available on the Play Store now.

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