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01-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Hi all,

Got a client who had her Galaxy tablet stolen - she has a new one and wants to install some tracking/remote wiping software now. There are so many options out there - can anyone recommend somthing good?


01-05-2014, 12:56 PM
Don't Android devices have something similar to Find my iPhone that they have on the Apple devices?

The other option is the free Meraki MDM: https://account.meraki.com/login/new_account
This has tons of mobile device management features all for free! :D
You don't need any of their wifi gear to make it work.

01-05-2014, 01:08 PM
Assuming the device is associated with your Google account, you can do it with Android Device Manager natively

01-05-2014, 01:22 PM
I didn't realize that was built in - pretty cool. Thanks.

01-05-2014, 02:00 PM
Yeah they updated it a while back as part of a Play Store update so anything Android-2.3 Gingerbread and above has it basically now :) Just be sure to actually go in to the "Google Settings" app, then Android Device manager, and make sure both options are ticked. When you tick "Allow remote lock and erase" it'll ask you to activate a "Device Administrator" which basically just allows you to perform the remote wipe :)