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Now you can find your lost Android phone or tablet with the new Android Device Manager app, available starting today on Google Play: http://goo.gl/8K4CFd

It works just like the web version of the Android Device Manager (http://goo.gl/QzXm0G): you can see any device associated with your Google Account, ring to locate those devices, or protect the information stored inside by remotely adding a screen lock or performing a factory reset to erase your content. The app is particularly useful if you’re out and about and don’t have access to a computer. 

It’s one app we hope you never have to use, but at least now you have the peace of mind if you find yourself in a bind. 

Be sure to check out these tips for keeping your Android phone or tablet safe and secure: http://goo.gl/wv5g18
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Don't we already have this months ago?
 
We had the website. This is the Android app to do the same. Much more convenient if you have multiple devices. 
 
I've been waiting for this!! Thanks, Google!!
 
Useful for multiple devices, and finding the lost device.
 
Does this feature also work if someone stole the device and logged outof the google account?i mean,does it only recognize a specific google account or the phone as a whole through IMEI and so on?
 
Clicking the link crashes Play Store?
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And what happen if you lose a device with the Device Manager, and the person who finds it uses it to block your other devices? 😟
 
How do you remove an old device? 
 
With the continued trend of phones getting bigger, they are harder to loose.  How about we see some smaller phones so features like this are more important?
 
So you basically have to have multiple devices for this to work. Its pretty rare for most people to be walking around with more than just their phone. Except for +Artem Russakovskii of course. He is probably packing 10 devices at any time :)
 
It should ask for your password when you open the app. Whats to stop a thief from disabling and locking my other tablets and phones when he steals my one device?
 
This app really needs some password protection when trying to lock or erase your device.
 
+Kent Andersen It's just another option. When you get home and you realize you don't have your phone, you can just pick up your tablet instead of going to the website. For some, that's easier.
 
+Android will there be a Google Chrome App on the Web Store for Computers as well? Recommend to get this on all device's as possible :)
 
It's OK, but would be massively useful if I could login as my wife to find her lost phone... I would use it several times a week... Just to ring it and find it in the house. #smh
 
Right now, in your hand. Love it. 
 
Same as a bookmark..... Cerberus is still better. I will keep both just in case Cerberus doesn't work when I need it to.
 
App not available in UK?
 
+Android please please please please let us set a security pin number or password for this app, and require a manual login when the app is first installed. I don't want to be playing race the thief to see who can erase which device first
 
+Javier Barberena I'd rather not have to. And thanks to Device Manager I'm able to reset my password on my device and lock it should it go missing, which is a best of both worlds thing for me.

Google Wallet is individually pin-protected, & I feel like this app should be as well. Its got a lot of power to it.
 
I thought this was already built into Android. I think the only thing this app adds, is the device location feature.

This should have been baked into 4.4.2.
 
+Matt Katzenberger
Hadnt thought of that! I guess a lockscreen with a pin would do it, however Im also concerned that it takes a pw entry to lock a device, but just a button press to wipe it! Youd be amazed how many buttons my butt can push sometimes, but it cant type a pin.
 
It sucks. I install this app onto the device I might lose? How do i use it if I lose it?
 
+Victor Gonzalez 

You've been able to access it from your Google Dashboard for a very long time now - just go there via a browser.
 
Nice.  I'd like to also see Android Device Manager for iOS (to find an Android phone using an iPad) and Find My Phone for Android (to find an iPhone using a Nexus 10).  But perhaps that wouldn't be a popular enough use case to justify the development effort for those tools.
 
+Android - I do like it but I wish that there was an option to require you to confirm your gmail password upon launching the application. 

If a user gets a hold of your phone, they can do A LOT of Damage with this (Wipe all other devices)
 
It works pretty good as far as location but there are no latitude and longitude or an address to accurately locate. Only a street name
 
Could you possibly fix the backend so it actually works with accounts that end with @googlemail.com- I reported this months and months ago - and it's not exactly a secret. Please +Android I even got +Paul Wilcox to nudge someone at Google to fix it - and still.... nothing!
 
This is very nice, but this app and the website NEED SATELLITE VIEW!!!!
 
would be REALLY cool if you could make it take a front camera picture if they try to use it! Or, think back to the old iphone exploit where folks were able to listen and record everything the iphone did, turn on and off cameras, speakers, mics, whatnot! Oh, this could get fun. If they did that I might put it on my phone and leave my phone on the sidewalk out front! lolmuhahahahahaha
 
Great so now my phone fully complies with corporate red tape b****cks :-)
 
The app tells me my phone is in my hand. Well played Google. Well played. 
 
Can I find my device even if it is off?
 
Darn it then there is no point of installing this shit
 
In case one of my devices got stolen, how can I navigate to or send/share the location?
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Works great for me!
 
+Ramses Hartmann The android device manager app for android phones is new... of course there was an web based app before but they made an actually android app for it!
 
So this is only useful if you have more than one device, gotcha .
 
Yet another terrible implementation. Besides the nipwakelocks that will squeeze batteries out, this must require a two way authentication. Why? If I'm not fast enough to log in and remotely lock the device, the person who stole / found it can potentially wipe and/or lock all my other devices.
 
When you can synchronize data from lost android device before cleaning (removal of information)?
 
Excelente. Baixei o aplicativo e funcionou perfeitamente, no entanto, não encontrei nenhuma informação sobre algum site para visualizar os dispositivos pelo computador como no latitude e não somente por este app. Alguém saberia me dizer? 
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Awesome!  This is kind of stomping on some smaller companies that provided this service already though.
 
This would be ultimate if I could also manage off my wife's account devices. If she loses her stuff I still have to open a browser.
 
I test this and find My tablet and My n4 nice And free....
 
You'll realize how useful this app is when the phone is stolen.
The next feature shall consistently display a pop up message by imei as long as Google play services running. Thief should be annoyed with a nagging phone.
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had 5 days nexus 5 . its sucks...battery. camera and google music have issue ..
 
Why is this app impossible to find in the app store? I turned to the wife and told her to search the store and nothing turns up under any search terms. Isn't Google still a search engine company?
 
+Tony Barther
Works fine here.  Maybe its not usable on older Android versions?  They hide incompatible apps.  Not sure but I'm guessing it needs to be 4.1+  CORRECTION:  It works using Google Now search from my N5.  :)  Not in the web Play Store.
 
No, I had tried searching on my Nexus 4 too which at that point already had the app installed from the link here. So I found it under "my apps" and sent her the direct link. I just tried it again and it still shows nothing for "android device manager", "device manager", or "Google inc".
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this app is for you to access your device manager service on your device, to potentially track another device that you can't find. 
 
+Deja Jackson just waiting for Apple to catch up on NFC, screen size, screen quality, camera quality, customisation, price among other things. Don't bring your Apple fan boy shit here, there is no need for it.
 
+Deja Jackson Interesting, an Apple fanboy on Google+. Where's your Ping service?

Oh wait, it's gone isnt it?
 
Does whats app we chat and bbm work on jelly been 4.1.2 ? Its not Woking in my cell 
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This app won't go away when you delete it. It will come back over and over.
 
Android is one of the best software in the world. 
 
A very useful feature you should add is the possibility to remotely power off the device. If you for example forget your phone at home, it would be comfortable to power off it so that you will not miss calls.
 
a good feature to add to the app is the ability to add devices connected to others gmail account i.e. friends device
 
Anyone knows WHY they made an Android App for that? its available online since months using Any web browser, because if you lose your phone, the its LOST, I mean, the features are already available without this APK, just wondering Why or What can I benefit from it, and as I said, its Already available through Browsers! Am I missing anything in here ?
 
I still use my w520 se flipphone and use my galaxy4 on wifi only screw maB3ll.
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+Wael Nabil if I lose my tablet I can use the app on my phone, and vice versa 
 
Useless if the battery dies. It needs to remember the last known location 
 
+Adrian Iliesi No, it does it by Google account.  Which is highly frustrating as my Xperia Tablet Z was stolen two weeks ago along with 2x laptops, and many other things, and my tablet disappeared from my Android device manager :( And I was hoping to track the thieving scum that took them :((
 
What I'm missing is an additional security check, because if someone finds my phone with this app on it it takes NOTHING for him to erase all my devices or change all my passwords........
Additionally he can just install this app on my phone if it isn't already there to still erase all data on all my devices, or change all passwords on them...
Please do something about this security problem!
 
would like to know when samsung galaxy note 2 will get the new software up date for Verizon mobile
 
+tim stromeyer
why would you even ask? You bought a samsung, which means you consciously (or ignorantly) chose to have bloatware instead of timely updates. The gs4 is JUST NOW getting 4.3, so your note 2 from last year is pretty much SOL. If this was done out of ignorance, now you know, OEMs are 6-12 months behind in Android, and really only support devices with one update ever. Next time get Nexus.
 
By th way its not android device manager as u texted , but ANDROID LOST 
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+Peter Frühwirth True. If for any reason you leave your phone without a lock pattern or pin, which is unbelievable optional in 2013
 
CRAZYY.. BUT IF THE PHONE IS OFF WHILE THE 3G/MOBILE DATA IS NOT WORKING IT WILL SHOW THE LAST LOCATION. AND MAY BE IF SOM1 STOLE IT HE WOULD BE ON THE RUN... SO THATS KIND HARD TO GET IT BACK. THEN ONLY UR LEFT WITH LOCK YOUR DEVICE OR ERASE DATA. :(

BUT OVERALL GREAT. THANKS GOOGLE. :)
 
Google need to do more for locking lost mobiles which would  be factory reset by new user.   Resetting the lost android device to new ID  should have pre-authorization by previous ID.  Simple for Google to implement.
 
jente de androit se me bloqueao mi tablet y la quiero formatear pero no quiere y me dise un corre dique pero lo introduso y nada ayudame porfavol
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Love it but how can i use my phone when i lost it. If some one finds and dont turn on the data service
 
It's so very good think of android really :)
 
Great feature but: What if your device is stolen. Thief can use the stolen device to 
1. Find out location of all your other devices, or
2. Wipe your other devices.
Be good if the device manager has requires 2 levels of authentication..
 
I used it and found my new note 3 so it's really nice
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Where's My Droid is WAY better and is a must-have free app.  Found my phone in the middle of the woods by texting the command to make it ring after the app sent me the coordinates to the phone's location.  Simply awesome.
 
But if you lose your phone and tablet how are you using the app? LOL
 
lol borrow someone else's android
 
+Kumar Anshu есть программа на компьютер чтобы можно былобы отследить его уменя планшет выкрали 3 дня прошло как я им пользовался
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уменя теперь нечево непоказывает вот последний раз использовали 25 декабря ивсё
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If i lose the phone the person how find it can format and remove my account.
Why you don't make it to find it by IMEI number hi cant be changed.?
 
This should have a log in password!! otherwise it's useless or make it as a background service running 24/7.
 
cool but how will you know who's the person who has your phone
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bagai mana cara menggunakanya
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+Jaeff Bollinger


 
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Hey my laptop bn stolen I gt my google plus account on it is ther anyway of gettin it bak??
 
my mobile has been lost so i wanna find my mobile
 
大中国,刷不开啊!
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PLS SHARE ME THE LINK FOR LG NEXUS 5 MODEM DRIVERS to get detected in W7 pc..??
 
how can i get my old id an password of google+ account... i lost everything in factory reset.. i lost my village in clash of clans.. i need it back.. please some one tell me how can i get my google + id an password... i dont remmber anythng abt it
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