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Questions tagged [remote-wipe]

Completely wipe your device remotely in case it was lost/stolen.

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How do I make sure that my phone won't get wiped by Find My Device manager? [duplicate]

first time poster here. Sorry for any mistakes that I make. I have lost a phone and fortunately I found it again, I've requested a wipe through the Google's Find My Device before I found it. Now that ...
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“Device Admin” apps are asking for permission to erase my data after failed login attempts! How can I confirm?

I was about to install the Outlook app on my phone, when it asked me to activate it as a device admin. (See image below): I'm sure few people read the whole warning. One part greatly concerned me: ...
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How to wipe data from S7 Edge when display is broken

I want to sell the remainings of my broken S7 Edge, but before I want to wipe all the data. The phone had been lying around dead for over a year as I hoped that repair would become cheaper, but I ...
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What exactly can Outlook remote-wipe when using multiple accounts and how I can I prevent havoc via root?

On my Huawei P20lite I can add multiple users or use the "Private Space" feature (which to my understanding boils down to just another user account as well). Now, from the screenshots in another SE ...
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When I click “enable secure and erase” in Find My device it says “request sent”, but nothing happens

I'm trying to enable remote locking and wiping for a phone. When I go to https://www.google.com/android/find and click on “enable secure and erase” then it says "request sent", but I see nothing on ...
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Android phone lost, Data wipe after password change

Here's an urgent situation regarding phone robbery: My android phone (note 8) gets robbed and as far as i know it has not lost its way to some general person. It was robbed by force, so people ...
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Find Your Device doesn't lock/erase or indicate it will be completed when phone is online

I don't believe these exact questions have been answered, so would appreciate your help! I lost my Samsung Galaxy S8 while it was on airplane mode. I have been checking Find Your Device frequently, ...
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Old phone stolen

My old phone was stolen during a B&E. No SD card, no cellular connection, locked with a PIN. question: if pin is mis-entered multiple times and the phone factory resets, will my old text messages ...
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How to know if Android Device Manager's erase phone worked on a stolen device?

Phone was stolen, and when I went to wipe it in the Android Device Manager the phone appears off line for more than 5 days. Today when i checked, the phone was no longer listed in my device manager, ...
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if my device has logged into someones gmail, will it still show on device list after being factory reset?

someone that i was friends with in a phone game decided he hates me and recently factory reset my phone and my tablet remotely through a shared gmail account. that part is over and done, but we shared ...
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Can an Android device be remotely factory reset using any email ID on the device?

We had created a common ID for the college group and I think someone remotely wiped my phone. Is it possible to do it with the secondary account?
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Find out if remote wipe has worked (Google find my device)

My phone (Galaxy S7 Edge) was stolen two days ago and up until about 8 hours ago it had been off (or airplane mode was on), I decided that I wasn't seeing that phone again so I opted to erase the ...
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Can Android Device Manager remotely erase my stolen phone's data AFTER synced gmail account's password has already been changed by me?

My android phone has been stolen. The thief took out the sim and immediately turned it off.My Gmail account was synced to it and I tried to remotely ring,locate and erase data using gmail on PC....
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Does Wiping Data/Internal SD in TWRP Remove files Permanently?

I am selling my Moto X Play and want to make sure all my personal files were permanently removed from the device. I did a Factory Reset from within the OS twice and noticed that my photos would ...
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How to completely wipe an android phone through a PC?

I dropped my smartphone and now the screen doesn't work, but the software functionality remains intact. I can receive calls and messages for instance, but I can't see a thing on the screen. Having ...
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Can a Nexus 6P be factory reset when screen cannot be used and phone off?

I broke my Nexus 6P screen, so am replacing it - usually I would factory the phone. However, I can't as the screen is completely black. I power cycled the phone, but I am unable to enter the pattern ...
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Does android device manager remote lock if you deactivate stolen phone?

okay so my phone is stolen in airplane mode due to the security flaw on the power button....My question is if it deactivated will my android device manager lock and erase still work if the phone is ...
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Will wipe request from Android Device Manager affect replacement device?

I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 stolen, so a remote wipe was sent from Android Device Manager. I have a spare tablet of the same model that I need to set up with the same account as the stolen one. When ...
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How do I erase all the data on Galaxy S4 if the screen is broken?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4, but the screen broke. I wanted to erase all the data on it before I send it back to the factory for replacement. Is there any way to do this?
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Full disk encryption affects remote wipe ability?

Android's FDE affects remote wipe effectiveness, say, with Android Device Manager? What I mean is this: If one does not have system encryption enabled, to safely wipe all your data would require ...
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Can Microsoft Exchange Activesync in Knox container still wipe my device

I set up my work email account (which uses Microsoft Exchange Activesync) on my personal galaxy s4 (gt-I9505 running 4.4.2) under the Knox container (version 2.0). If the Admin tries to remote ...
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Device admin policy and multiple users

If I add my work Exchange email account to my Android 4.4 tablet, it sets the device-administrator "erase all data" permission. Does that apply to all users on the device, or just to that one user? I....
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Wiping Motorola Milestone without working display

A pretty funny and tricky situation: I've got a Motorola Milestone with almost completely not working display. I know that it was a fall that probably damaged some cabling inside and now display only ...
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What are the signs your (stolen) phone has been wiped/hard reset?

I had my 2-week-old HTC One stolen. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the Android Device Manager or the ability to turn on remote wipe functionality (nor I had any remote tracking/wiping apps ...
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I lost my phone and changed my Google password. Is there any way to wipe the data on my phone now?

I lost my LG P500 a few hours ago and the first thing that came to my mind was to change my Google account password. Now I cannot install AndroidLost or another such application remotely and I really ...
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How to prepare myself & smartphone/tablet in the event it goes missing or is stolen?

I would like to know what measures or steps etc that should be performed, in order to protect & safeguard whatever "data" is on my Android Smartphone or Tablet, and indeed the device itself, in ...
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What is the best pre-stealing practice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to block access to or wipe my Google data for a lost/stolen phone I would like to know what is the best/recommended practice to prepare myself to the day when ...
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Is there a way to block access to or wipe my Google data for a lost/stolen phone

If my phone was ever lost or stolen, my only real concern is data and apps associated with my Google account, such as my Gmail, the ability to purchase apps from the Market, and maybe Picasa albums. ...
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Application for remote-wiping a lost phone without handing access to my data to a third-party?

Or having to pay a subscription? I have an idea for a hypothetical Android app. Tell me if such a thing already exists. You install a server in a machine you have total control of, and is (...
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Open source app for remote wiping Android phone?

I recently lost my android phone, and regretted not having a remote wipe app installed. However, I do not trust 3rd party compiled apps with such power (too many weak links). Does anyone know of an ...
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Disable ActiveSync Remote Wipe in Froyo

In short: Is there a way to disable remote wipe for Android Phones (specifically in Froyo)? Background: I recently upgraded my G1 to a G2, and was about to set up my company e-mail account. But the ...
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Remote Wipe Feature in Android 2.2

Android 2.2 has come up with a new feature called "Remote Wipe" which wipes out the data in the Android phone remotely in case the device is lost. For this we were using Microsoft Exchange Server to ...