5 Simple Steps To Remotely Locate And Erase Data On Your Android Smartphone

By Vijaykumar Meti

Lost your smartphone? Well, you don't need to panic at all! If you phone went missing or has been stolen, we have got a solution for you.

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Android comes with a great feature that gives the ability to locate and wipe the phone data like messages, images, and videos remotely. However, as long as your Android device is still connected to your Google account and the Internet, you can delete all the data remotely.

Follow the below steps in the slider to know how to delete your Android smartphone data remotely.

Tip 1:

If you want the ability to wipe all the data in you smartphone remotely, you need to enable the Android Device Manager feature, before your phone goes missing.

Go to Google Settings >> Security >> Android Device Manager. Now look for 'allow remote lock and erase and switch it on.


Tip 2:

You can locate your Android smartphone remotely using a Android Device Manager app or by visiting the Android Device Manager website.

Once you have logged in, Android Device Manager will attempt to locate your missing device. If your smartphone is on, you will see the location of your device on map.


Remotely Ring your device

Tip 3:

After locating the device, you'll see two options like Ring, Lock and Erase. You can ring your smartphone remotely. Your device will ring at full volume for 5 minutes.

Tip 4:

Choosing the Lock option in the Android Device Manager you can lock your Android smartphone remotely.

Tip 5:

Choosing the erase option will remotely wipe your smartphone. This will be same as performing a full factory reset. It will delete all setting, music, photos and apps. But, not the SD card.

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