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Lost Phone - Enable Secure Erase

The “enable secure erase” button does not actually erase your device. Instead, what it does is reach out to the device to and turn on the Device Admin permission for the Find My Device app. So if that'...
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Lost Phone - Enable Secure Erase

Since you have already initiated the Erase procedure, the only solution is to prevent the device from contacting Google so the wipe command to Find My Device (the Google Device Administrator service ...
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Remotely power on Android for finding the device

Android itself does not provide any functionality to automatically boot itself (except from a simple reboot directly after shutdown). Some manufacturer modify Android to provide scheduled power on, ...
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How can a lost locked phone in airplane mode be unlocked?

How could a locked phone with a recent Android OS be unlocked, taken out of airplane mode, and home screen accessed? It wasn't. The person simply pulled out the sim card from your device, added into ...
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Found a not-so-locked Moto G5S Plus - need help to unlock & return it

It is possible that some useful contacts are saved in the SIM card, so I suggest you insert that SIM card in an another phone to access those contacts and attempt to contact them.
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Can't install app (Error code: -26)

That seems to be a MIUI-specific error. From the Locus Map help (translated by me): This error occurs with Xiaomi devices, but has nothing to do with Google Play Store. Error -26 is caused by MIUI'...
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How can I find the last Synced location for my phone (which is now dead/off)?

Google's Device Manager does not store location. It will send a location request to your device, which if turned on with a network connection and location services enabled, will respond with its ...
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How to log in to a hacked Google account without phone?

There are some solutions that Google suggests, you should try them first. Forgot your password Follow the steps to recover your Google Account or Gmail. You'll be asked some questions to confirm it'...
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Require password to turn off for all Android devices

There is no such feature. Even if a phone would have this feature this would be a conflict with the "force reboot" function which nearly all Android phones have: press and hold the power ...
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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?

1) The phone is still tied to your Google account, it just can't sync any data because the password is incorrect. ADM will still issues the Erase command, and if successful you will receive an email ...
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How to destroy lost android phones?

No, I do not think there is a possible way to remotely completely destroy a phone, but other things you could do are: Track and find your lost phone Lock it (Put a remote password so the thief cannot ...
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How to know if Android Device Manager's erase phone worked on a stolen device?

There is no confirmation provided that the device had been wiped as you can read in Google Support (there are are earlier references and this is the latest I could find - last month) So you can't - ...
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Phone Stolen and want to know if it was erased or a google error

When you press on the erase option on the find my device, page, it tells you "If your device is offline, erasing will being when it next comes online" This is because Google cannot erase your device ...
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What if a thief disabled Android Device Manager in settings

Law One of Computer Crackers: If I can touch your device, I own your device. Law Two of Computer Crackers: If you device does not have a password, I definitely own your device. Okay, so those are not ...
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How can I allow my partner to find my device?

It's a bit of a workaround, but I use the Automate app to turn the ringer volume up to maximum when my phone receives an SMS with a specific text from my partner's phone. Then she can ring my phone ...
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How to find phone when mobile data switched off and ringtone off

Key parts of this solution: I had previously used my wife's phone as a hot-spot. I could call the lost phone and knew it was receiving the call. I had a way to visit android.com/find to find my own ...
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How can I allow my partner to find my device?

you must add the account of your partner on the devices and then open Find my Device app and login whit that account on the app and give some permissions, sorry i don't comment instead of answer ...
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How to remotely log into google account?

I am sorry but if the Google account has been removed from the phone it is now no longer related to you. That is the reason you should protect your phone at least with a PIN code. Then your Google ...
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Stolen Android Tablet

If it's been factory reset, there's not much you can do. Assuming your google account or samsung account has been removed from the device, there is no way to track it.
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How to get the IMEI number of a lost phone?

Login to the "Find my Device" page with your Google Account that was used on your phone. Your phone should be listed. Click the "!" button to see the IMEI number of the phone. You should see something ...
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Change device on google find my device?

If it doesn't show up on the app, it's probably because the person who stole it has done a factory-reset. If that is the case it will not show up on the web version too I just checked using the app ...
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Get GPS coordinates of lost phone even if GPS was off when lost

I happened to have a Samsung phone, so you can use the FindMyMobile service, which can get you the coordinates of your phone even if your GPS was off when you lost it. However, you need to register in ...
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Lost android phone, shows no active devices

As per Google account support, Make sure your device can be found After you sign in to a Google Account on an >Android device, Find My Device is on by default. To use Find My Device, a lost ...
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Remotely turn on location for lost/stolen phone

Uhm... As far as I know, there is no possibility to remotely turn on GPS on your lost/stolen phone unfortunately, which is why I always considered this "track my phone" Google feature absolutely ...
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Lost my phone without GPS & data plan on

Unfortunately,the thief can flash any suitable ROM on your device, bypassing the lock security and device administrator privileges. He/She can then access your data(while remaining disconnected from ...
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Lost my phone without GPS & data plan on

Question 1 Theoretically not possible for an ordinary thief - it is enough of a deterrence. If the thief stole it from you, with an express international of gaining access to that data and he has ...
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Application Security

Basically, physical access means full access. There is nothing to protect against physical attacks. Regarding your questions: Yes, an offender can get access to any app installed on the device, ...
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Device got stolen. How to see its activities using my computer?

Assuming that your goal is finding out where is your phone, there are multiple scenarios. I will cover two of them: If you can find the mobile phone on "Your Devices" section (find it here), access ...
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How to access contacts from lost phone?

Contacts stored on google will automatically be synced with any new android device you log into with your google account. You just have to head over to contacts to see them. If you don't have an ...
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