Since we use our Android phones and tablets on a daily basis and they hold a lot of important information, the idea of losing them or that someone steals them can cause a lot of concern. If you want a solution that allows you to track and secure your devices from any location, Find MI Device (previously known as Android Device Manager is an app that is worth checking. You can grant permissions to Find My Device in the Google Settings app so that you can track your device remotely, wipe the data in its entirety, change the lock code or even make the phone ring, even if it is set in silent mode.
Find My Device was developed by Google and it supports a great range of functions and it has even added some useful ones like the ability to text or ring your missing device. If you left your phone somewhere, you can ring or send a text and when someone finds the device, you can arrange to meet them so that they give you back the device. Find My Device is similar to Apple’s Find My iPhone and it offers a practical system that can help you to find your device, in case you misplace it or someone took it.
The app is a great addition to any Android device, including the Samsung Galaxy S6. In this article, we will tell you how to use Find My Device on your Samsung Galaxy S6 so that you can find your device, or at least wipe its data remotely si that the information that you have stored doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Here is what you need to know about using Find My Device by the Samsung Galaxy S6.
How to install Android Device Manager on Samsung Galaxy S6
In order to install the app on your device, you just need to follow a few easy steps:
- Go to the Google Play Store and search for Find My Device. Alternatively you can go to the following link and download the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.adm
- Once you download the app, the installation process is pretty much the same as with other apps. The only thing to keep in mind is that apart from installing Find My Device, you also need to adjust the settings on your device to ensure that it is set as a Device Administrator. This will allow the app to wipe or lock your Samsung Galaxy S6 in case you can’t find it.
- Once you have adjusted the settings to make Find My Device a Device Administrator, start the app.
- Sign into it with your Google account. Unless there is more than one device that you use to sign into Google, you may see a map with your current location and the model of your devices. Check that your Samsung Galaxy S6 is in the list of options available.
How to use Google’s Find My Device on Samsung Galaxy S6
Finding your lost Galaxy S6 Device
If you lose your Galaxy S6, you can access the Find My Device page on a different device to locate your Galaxy. The Find My Device app uses GPS technology to track your Galaxy S6’s location so make sure that GPS is enabled. Your Samsung Galaxy S6 has to be connected to a WiFi network so that you can track its GPS location.
Use the Loud Ring Mode
You can select the Ring option to set your Galaxy S6 into loud ring mode. This is a very practical option that could help you to get back your find, particularly if you lost it in a dark area, or if it fell under the furniture, or you simply can’t remember where you left it. Even if the phone is in silent mode, when you choose this option, you can simply click the button in the Find My Device page and select OK in the pop-up. Your phone will ring at full volume for at least 5 minutes.
Use the Lock Option
With this option, you can set or change a PIN or password on your Samsung Galaxy S6 and display a message on the locked screen. This will come handy when you suspect that someone else may find your phone and you haven’t set up a password previously. Find My Device will allow you to protect your phone’s contents, keeping your privacy protected.
Overall, Find My Device is a very practical solution and while hopefully you don’t lose your phone and don’t need to delete its data or track it, having the possibility to do so in case you are unable to locate the device will give you peace of mind. It is a great solution for situations when you leave your phone somewhere at home and can’t remember where you put it or if you lose it in a public place.