Android Device Manager is a feature Android needed for quite a while. It allows for a lost device to be wiped remotely if enabled, and if lost nearby, you can make it ring even if it’s on silent. It’s a great feature set to protect your private files and information on your valuable smartphone. However, Google has now added a new feature to the app.
There is now a new “Lock” button on the site, which will immediately lock your device with a password of your choosing. It will even turn off the screen to complete the lock. And if you already have a password, it will override it and enable the new one you have chosen. If the device happens to not be connected to the internet, these commands will be sent as soon as the device is connected.
Combined with the other features, this is sure to improve the security of your device. It may not be perfect, but nothing is when you lose your phone. At least your private data will be safe from all but the most professional of thieves. Head over to google.com/android/devicemanager to test out these new features for yourself so you will know how to use them if the unfortunate time comes.