Following on from the August release of the Android Device Manager service, Google has now released an Android app to interact with the Android Device Manager, allowing you to use your handset or tablet to locate other devices attached to your Google accounts.

Reminiscent of the ‘Find my iPhone’ style apps from iOS-land, the Android Device Manager app allows you to locate all linked devices on a map, tells you the last time they were located, and gives you the option to make the device ring (useful if you’ve lost it somewhere in the house), lock the device or, in the worst case scenario, erase the device, protecting all your personal data if you think your Android has been stolen or permanently misplaced.

The interface is really easy to use, as you can see above. It’s something that should be installed on all Androids, particularly if you have more than one.

Google Find My Device
Google Find My Device
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
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    Quite a few people having issues with security of the app due to it not being password protected.
    ” If someone steals my phone, can’t the thief more than easily use this app to wipe all my devices and, even worse, find my location if I, for example, am using my tablet? Isn’t this a huge, critical security issue?”


    Does exactly the same as the website but the website asks you to log in.


    Neither of my Nexus 7s (’12 & ’13) show up. They are there in my Google Play settings, and they are checked to show. Any ideas?


    Scratch that. This worked:

    1. Open Google Settings from your device’s apps menu.
    2. Touch Android Device Manager.
    3. Uncheck Allow remote factory reset.
    4. Go to your device’s main Settings menu, then touch Apps > All < Google Play services.
    5. Touch Clear Data. Note that this action doesn't remove personal data.
    6. Go back to Google Settings and select Allow remote factory reset.
    7. Restart your device.


    great! just installed.