Update (9 August 2013): Android Device Manager
Three years after Apple now also Google brings its own service for its Android operating system to track laid, lost or stolen Android powered devices. The Android device is available for Android version 2.2 and should work on most Android phones and all tablets with official access to the Google play store. COMPUTER picture shows in the following instructions, how to set up the Android device with him.
Android device: to set up the service
7 steps manual start locating the missing device
Whether you lost your cell phone on the bus or have misplaced the Tablet under the sofa cushion: After logging in to your Google account in a browser, you see the location of your Android device on a map. The accuracy varies: A location about the distance to the nearest cell phone towers is often quite inaccurate in the country. Under inclusion of Wi-Fi or GPS, the result in the ideal case is exactly up to several meters. In addition to the location on the PC is an app that makes it easy to find other Android devices.
Ringing can be in silent mode
The classic trick for misplaced cell phones in the home is a test call. He does not work when the phone is silent. Advantage for Google: Android Device Manager can be a geortetes phone even ring at full volume when it is actually muted.
Apps for the protection of privacy
Mobile software for data protection
Emergency measure: accept mobile delete
Fear that your phone or tablet was stolen, delete it via Device Manager. This program removes all personal information from the device.
Alternative: location without Google
About security apps like avast Mobile Security (free) or Norton Mobile security can already locate themselves Android phones and delete. Unlike Google works the location often without an Internet connection of the lost device via SMS. In addition, the apps have the advantage that the location of the own mobile phone is not sent to Google. Given the fact that to access intelligence data from Google and other providers, this is an important aspect. However you must first install the apps on the phone, while Google’s new services over the existing Google account works.
Google’s Location can not match with Apple
Compared with Apple’s iCloud location, the ability to display a contact phone number for the Finder (or thief) on the lock screen is missing the Google service. When locating Google looked a lot from Apple but also Apple is inspired by Android. In the overview you see how Android in other functions in comparison with iOS 7 hits.
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