Android Device Manager app now available through Google Play

Google Android Device Manager

Google first launched the Android Device Manager back in August. Available only through the Android Device Manager website, it allows you to locate your Android devices and, if need be, either set a screen lock PIN (a feature added in September) or remotely wipe the device if it is lost. Google today launched an app version of this service through Google Play. It offers the same functionality:

Ever misplaced or lost your phone? Android Device Manager locates lost devices and helps you keep your device—and the data inside it—safe and secure. Android Device Manager lets you:

  • Locate Android devices associated with your Google account
  • Reset your device’s screen lock PIN
  • Erase all data on the phone

If you lose your one and only Android device, the app itself will not be of much use to you but the website remains available. But if you have more than one Android device, the app suddenly becomes far more useful.

Let’s hope that Google will continue to add features to this very useful service. New options could include the ability to divert calls to another number or remotely access certain information such as calls logs and SMS.

The Android Device Manager app is a free download available through Google Play.