Device Manager Stories April 16, 2015

Lost your Android phone? No problem, just Google it

You’ve long been able to use Android Device Manager to locate a lost smartphone, but Google just made it a whole lot easier. Next time you can’t remember where you left it, simply Google find my phone. Provided you’re logged-in, Google will display the phone’s location on a map and give you the option to call it.

You’ll still need to use Device Manager to lock or erase the phone if someone has walked off with it, but this is a quick and convenient method when you’ve just forgotten where in your home you put it down.

Google also recently added Android Wear support to Device Manager, enabling you to locate your phone from your smartwatch.

(via VentureBeat)

Device Manager Stories August 7, 2014


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Google today rolled out an update to its Android Device Manager app that bumps it to version 1.3.8. For those unfamiliar, Android Device Manager is Google’s solution for those who have lost or misplaced their phone or tablet and need to locate it. Today’s update is relatively minor, but there is one feature that will be incredibly e helpful, should you misplace your device.

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Device Manager Stories May 29, 2014

Android Device Manager updated with new guest-mode feature

Over the past few months, Google has greatly beefed up its Android Device Manager service, partly due to legislation in many states, and partly due to increased competition from Apple’s new Activation Lock service. Today, Google has updated its Device Manager app to version 1.2.

Device Manager Stories December 11, 2013


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Google’s Android Device Manager first came our attention in August as a web-only tool to help locate your lost Android device. Now, with the release of the Device Manager app into the Play Store all Android users cane have a dedicated app to help you:

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