Make sure that your device is up-to-date. Google Play Services should have been automatically installed if you have ever opened the Google Play Store.
Sign in with your Google account on your Android device. Most Android users are already signed in, but in case you're not, add your Google account from the Settings menu.
Open the Settings app and scroll down to the "Accounts" section.
Tap "Add account" and select "Google".
Enter your Google account details to log in.
You must have location services turned on if you want your device to appear on the map in the Android Device Manager.
Open the Settings app and tap "Location".
Ensure that the slider is toggled.
Set the mode to "High accuracy" for the most accurate location results.
Open the Google Settings app on your device. All Android devices running 2.2 or later with Google Play Services should have this app installed. It will permit you to make changes to your Android Device Manager settings for the device.
Tap "Security" in the "Services" section.
Ensure that "Remotely locate this device" is checked. This will permit Android Device Manager to locate the device and show it on the map.
Ensure that "Allow remote lock and erase" is checked as well. This is a vital security feature and will allow you to protect your data in case the device is stolen or lost.
Open the Settings app on your device. Now, you will finally have to enable Android Device Manager is the administrator permissions for remote lock and erase.
Select "Security" from the Settings menu.
Scroll down and tap "Device administrators".
Ensure that "Android Device Manager" is checked.
How do I use Android Device Manager to find my phone?
Open the Android Device Manager to track and manage your devices. Android Device Manager can be accessed in two different ways:
Android Device Manager app – Download the Android Device Manager app from the Google Play Store on another Android device. If you are using the app on another person’s Android device, you can log in as a Guest. Log in with the Google account that your missing Android device is signed into. The Android Device Manager app is not available on iOS; use the website instead.
Android Device Manager website – Visit google.com/android/devicemanager and log in with the same Google account that your missing Android device is signed into.
Select your device. If you have a number of Android devices linked to your account, you will be able to select which one you want to track and manage by clicking the name of the active device and selecting the one you want from the menu.
Locate your device on the map. If location services are enabled on the device, you can usually track it on the map. If your device has a GPS signal, the map should be reasonably accurate. If your device only has wireless location enabled, it may be more inaccurate or may not even appear at all.
If the Android Device Manager fails to find the correct location, it will display a circle that the device should be somewhere in that area. This will help you track down the correct location by retracing your steps.
If you are trying to locate your device nearby, you can set it to ring by clicking the "Ring" button. Your device will ring at full volume for five minutes or until the device gets unlocked.
If you are worried about your device falling into the wrong hands, you can lock it with a new password by clicking the "Lock" button. You will have to enter this new in order to unlock the device. You can also set a message that will be displayed on the device's screen.
Erase your device. If you're afraid that your device has been stolen, or you think it is lost for good, you can erase all of the data and settings by clicking the "Erase" button. This will perform a factory reset on the device. If the device is not presently online, it will start the reset the next time it connects.
Benefits of using Comodo Android Device Manager
You can use the lock option to lock your device if it gets stolen or if you lose it. The lock option also allows you to change or set a PIN or password and display a message on the locked screen to help someone who gets the device contact you.
You can use the ring option to ring your phone if it is not with you or if you have the ringer turned off or down. This option can be used to ring your phone at full volume for five minutes or until the power button is hit. This will help you to find the phone once you get close to it while following the map or when you lose it underneath your car seat or somewhere on the couch.
You can use Android Device Manager to remotely wipe your device clean if you are sure there are absolutely no chances to recover your lost Android device. It is just like using the Lock or Ring option. Just connect to your device and use the wipe option to bring your device/phone back to the same settings it had while it was brand new. This will prevent people from misusing your device or the data that you had stored on it. This option can be used even when the power is off.
You can use the option to log in as a "Guest" on Android Device Manager. This will let a friend locate and control his device which has either been stolen or lost.
Android Device Manager can be installed and used in an effortless manner and all you need to do is to just install it, connect it to your Google mail and use it to locate and control your Android device. Android Device Manager can be found on the Google Play app. Just download and install it. However, you will have to go to your settings and allow the app to act as a Device Administrator, thus giving you the power to wipe or lock the device.
You will need a Google account to download Android Device Manager. Sign into Device Manager using that account. For this, you can use any of the Google accounts that you have on your phone. You will find these accounts in a drop-down list when you open the app. Use the password of your Google account to sign in and then click the blue sign on the button. You can also protect your device from malware using android antivirus.