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It’s a well known fact that people tend to save their most important information on their phone, it’s not wise but let’s face it, it’s quick and handy. But, if you want to know how you can erase your Android phone information while being far-off, keep on reading.

Important toggles that need to be enabled

There is a secrete tool hiding in Google Settings, next Security and then Android Device Manager. Here you need to keep an eye out for Allow remote lock and erase toggle and this is the tool that must always be activated no matter what. Another one that should always be enabled is also located in Android Device Manager and it is called Remotely Locate This Device. Make sure you activated these two while you still own a phone, you can also pick Lookout which is an app that will also offer you these types of remote wipe elements.

Misplaced/lost your phone? Fire-up Android Device Manager.

If you’ve misplaced your phone or even lost it, you should head on to Android Device Manager, You can do this using another Android device or opt for the website version instead. Simply fire-up the latter, so that the app can find your mobile device. If it picks up a signal, you should see its location and these 3 prompts pop-up: ring it, lock it or the remotely wipe it. It’s best to go for the first option (in case you misplaced it somewhere around the house) and if you still can’t find it, then opt for the remotely wipe it option, just be sure that no one can gain access to your data.

The lock screen can be easily modified

You can also opt for changing the lock screen and think of a powerful message such as “reward offered for found phone” that might trigger someone’s conscious to return it to you, hey, it’s worth a shot.

Factory Reset option – Not a pretty sight, but a necessary one

And now the final option you can recur top is the full factory reset, this means that everything will be lost, all of your files, messages, photos and so on. We advise you to log into your Google account as will and restrict access for your missing Android device.

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