I can't believe that this application is developed by Google. Even a person who have very less knowledge, he know if he got a unknown device he will have to formate it then should use it. Even to clear pattern/security lock he have to do a factory reset. Once this is done what is the benifit of this application. My suggestion is kindly link device MAC address with current number used in device and when ever a new sim card is inserted in device all information should be updated automatically in this application. I know it is possible that MAC address also can be changed but still it will good up to a level.
My one device is switch off and i have kept it in my room. I was unable to get location or use any of the function. At least last location should b should be shown. It would be much better if am able to locate my lost device even if in my lost device data network is off because it is not compulsory that i always keep my data on. It can be much better if phone is traced by mobile number. Also a navigate system should be added like Google maps so i can easily get a way to reach to my lost device from the place I'm in. I will definitely rate it 5 stars if only one of my demands is fulfill. What this application is now is also awesome but should be more improved
seems great and rings my galaxy S4 phone but makes no sound come out of my galaxy tab 10.1 tablet. it should turn on both cameras (and flash) and take a photo from each and send that back as well so you might be able to see where it is (like under the bed, car floor, etc). Would also be useful to have a separation alarm from Android Wear, so I won't leave my phone behind. Seems an obvious but missed use case for this tool.
Whose brilliant idea was it to still require two-step verification to access an account through this?? If my phone is lost or stolen, my primary contact method is gone. Is there no way for this to have some elaborate yet localized challenge for access? Had a near miss with losing the phone, and couldn't access the device finder while on the road. There has to be a better way to handle good security AND still have good security functionality via Device Manager.
Please introduce a feature so that one can take pictures, with the front camera, of the person who is using the phone and automatically send them to the phone that is controlling the ADM. Then it'll be more helpful. It should also allow one to remotely turn-on GPS and keep it on. Many of us have turned the GPS off to save data and battery. A satellite view option and option to copy co-ordinates of current location will be more helpful. Features like remotely activating microphone to hear voice of thief, and option to record it, will be fascinating.
Android Device Manager is simple and basic. It provides the location of your devices, securely locks them, and can wipe them of sensitive data. Improvements include more features from applications like Cerberus and Prey Anti-Theft. It should be integrated at a system level so it cannot be downgraded or uninstalled and should retain the original account even if the device is factory reset. (With permissive mitigation to allow transfer and selling of the device by requesting the owner's Google account pass.)
• New name, re-designed app
• Battery and WiFi status
• Last known location
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