Locate your missing Android device

Five years after the launch of its Android smartphone software, Google has finally released software to help Android users find their phone via the internet.

Called Android Device Manager (ADM), access is available to all Android users via their Google account. Once you log in to ADM, you are presented with details of your current smartphone/tablet devices which are linked to your Google account. ADM instantly tracks on screen where your selected device is located in the world via GPS.

ADM comes with three main features for Android users.
– The ability to overwrite any current volume settings to make your phone ring at the loudest possible noise. This is very handy for locating a missing device in your home.
– The ability to locate your smartphone/tablet within a 50 metre radius on a map.
– The ability to remotely erase all data from your device.

It is important to note that the service is only available for versions of Android software 2.2 (released May 2010) or above.

Find out more and give it a test drive by visiting Android Device Manager.

Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).