Android Device Manager now available as an Android app in the Play Store

Android Device Manager

As promised more than four months ago, Google has finally released Android Device Manager as an Android app in the Play Store. Android users who take advantage of this feature are able to remotely track, ring, and lock down their Android devices, just like you can on the web interface (shown above).

For phone junkies who have several phones and tablets (like me), this means you can now manage your Android devices from your other Android devices. While this was technically already feasible through the Chrome browser for Android, it was clunky and extremely inconvenient. So, I’m glad to see this feature available as an app.

If you haven’t set up Android Device Manager for yourself, I highly recommend you do so. Simply navigate Google Settings in your app drawer, select Android Device Manager, and select Remotely locate this device and Allow remote lock and factory reset. It’s completely free, unlike some premium services that offer this same functionality, and you get the added benefit of your personal location information staying with Google, instead of an unscrupulous third party.

You can download the app below.

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Download: Google Play

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.