Looking to Turn Android Device Manager on or off?
If you lose your Android mobile phone or tablet, you can use Google Android Device Manager to:
Set up Android Device Manager
After you log in with a Google Account, Google Android Device Manager is automatically on. You can turn it off or on.
Step 1: How make sure Android Device Manager is on
- Open your mobile device’s Settings app.
- Click under “Personal,” and press Google.
- Click under “Services,” tap Security tab.
- Click under “Android Device Manager,” tap remotely locate this android device and Allow remote lock and delete to switch them on or off.
If you are using a tablet with more than one user account, only the device owner can control this setting.
Step 2: Make sure your android Device Location is on
To use Android Device Manager, you required to have location access turned on.
If you already have turned Location off, here’s how to turn it back on:
- Open your device’s Settings app (gear icon).
- Click under “Personal,” tap Location button.
- At the top, click the On/Off switch.
Step 3: Check that Android Device Manager can find your device and its location is on.
When you turn on Android Device Manager, check to make sure that it is working properly.
- Open android.com/device manager.
- Log in to your Google Account.
- Check whether your mobile device shows.
Don’t see your android device? Make sure that you’re log in to your Google Account, your device’s location settings are on, and you’ve turned on Android Device Manager in Google account settings.