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This article was published on September 24, 2013

Google’s phone-finding Android Device Manager now lets you lock your handset remotely

Google’s phone-finding Android Device Manager now lets you lock your handset remotely
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Screenshot_1Almost two months after Google first started rolling out its phone-finding service Android Device Manager, the company has finally started switching on remote locking.

This is a much needed addition to the service, which thus far has let you ring your handset, locate it on a map and completely erase it.

Now, if you’re not wishing to delete data on your phone – presumably because you have high hopes of getting it back – you can action the locking feature and then override it with a passcode when you get your hands on it again.

You should now see a new ‘Lock’ button in the Web interface, which will have to be activated by visiting the Google Settings app on your handset.

Android Device Manager [via Android Police]

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