Android Device Manager by Google helps locate lost or stolen phone/tablet plus remote wipe
Aug 8, 2013 11:08 AM –
Google recently launched Android Device Manager to help find a lost or stolen phone or tablet. What I love about it, there’s zero setup. Just log into the service your with your same Google/Gmail account as the device and voilà it should be able to be located on Google Maps. Options are few, yet powerful, as currently you can ‘Ring’ a device- it sounds off at max volume even if the phone was set to silent. And you can enable ‘Remote Wipe’ should it be unrecoverable (granted you enable Factory Reset option on the device prior). I’ve already tested a few of my devices and it works pretty well, however, one device could not be located initially but then some ten minutes later it rang off. Give it a try!