Friday, March 13, 2015

How To Protect Your Android Smartphone In Case You Lose It

Everyone has heard about Apple's "Find my Iphone" feature, but what if your "daily driver" is an Android based smartphone? Fortunately, Google offers a similar, free, feature and everyone should be using it.

You might lose your phone or it may be stolen - either way Android Device Manager is what you need. It's simple to setup and easy to use.


Go to the Google Play Store, download and install the Android Device Manager App. It tracks down your gadget with the GPS, so you can locate it. If you simply lost your phone, you can make it to ring or display a message on the lock screen. In addition, if your phone was unlocked you can lock it remotely with a new password. In the worst case (stolen) , you can erase your device - destroying all of you personal information.