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Wednesday 14th of July 2010
In Froyo under settings, it says device administrators, but when I go to under it ...nothings there and there's no menu options. What's the deal with this option?
Setting a Device Administrator on MID1125
Tuesday 20th of December 2011
Hello,I want to setup a device administrator and make it enabling WiFi requires a password. The only thing I have been able to find on this device is in the following location: Settings > Location & Security Settings > Select device administrators. However when I navigate to this it simpley says "No available device administrators". Just trying to figure out a way to lock out the WiFi, don't need an 8 year old accessing it at will.
where can I find 'select device administrators'?
Sunday 24th of July 2011
I have been looking for screen locking and screen on apps/widgets in order to use a different button or screen icon other than the power button to put my bolt to sleep and lock it and to wake it back up. I have found a few that look promising ('lock screen app', 'no lock', and 'widget locker') but they all say that to uninstall them you have to go to menu>location and security>select device administrators and uncheck the app, THEN the app can be uninstalled. The problem is, on my stock unrooted bolt running android 2.2.1, there is no location and security menu option but there is a security option. I click the security option but there is no select device administrators option. Does anybody know where the select device administrators option is on the bolt?
Tuesday 21st of August 2012
Hey guys, I am so overdue to root this phone that it's driving me crazy. I've researched the process to the point of exhaustion, but like others I'm not much of a risk taker when it comes to technology, but in almost anything else I love taking chances. So I'm looking into sky ics or cm10(depending on stability), but a question popped into my head earlier about the root process and device administrators and whether or not there is a conflict there. Any input is greatly appreciated as I want to get this done while I still have the itch. Thanks Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727
Android Device Manager beginning to push to phones
Saturday 03rd of August 2013
The settings on a few phones have turned up an entry for the new Android Device Manager— have you checked yours?It looks like the first stage of the new Android Device Manager is pushing out to a few people, but the service is not yet live. Google told us their new "find my phone" service would be hitting all Android devices running Android 2.2 or higher sometime this month, and while there's nothing to be found on the web side, the device administrator is showing up slowly.Oddly enough, there doesn't appear to be an associated apk file or a new version of Google Play services attached, and right now nobody is really sure where to find the details. The good news— and this is really good news— is that the reports are coming from everywhere, not just the U.S. Look for Android Device Manager to be a world-wide roll out.You'll surely want to check and see if you're one of the chosen few, so here's how you can do that. Grab your phone, and open the settings. Under the Security section, look for the Device administrators section. Tap it, and
Android Device Manager web interface is now live, try it now
Wednesday 07th of August 2013
We’ve told you on Monday that Google has begun rolling out Android Device Manager, an app that lets users locate, ring, or erase their lost or stolen Android devices. At that moment, the app, part of the Play Services frameworks, needed a web interface to be useful, but it now looks that Google has just flipped on the switch.To try the new service, visit https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager, where you will be presented with a map and a simple interface that lets you manage your device. Before you can use the erase functionality though, you need to activate ADM from the Device Administrators section in Settings>Security.Trying out the app, I found it quite intuitive and fast. Ringing my phone was almost instant – the alarm sounds for five minutes at max volume, unless the power button is pressed on the device.Locating the device was just as easy, though. without active GPS, the location wasn’t very precise. Once I activated GPS on the phone and refreshed the location, the web interface displayed my accurate location.You can also erase your phone as a last resort meas
Android Device Manager : How-to
Wednesday 07th of August 2013
So ADM is officially "out" but reading on another site, there were a lot of people having issues. I thought I'd be proactive and post something about how to get it to even show up.There are two things that you need to check - (1) In "Settings", "Security", "Device Administrators" - be sure to allow "Android Device Manager". (2) Go to "Apps" and find "Google Settings". In there click on "Android Device Manager" and make sure that at least "Remotely locate this device" is checked. Check "Allow remote factory reset" if you want to be able to wipe the device remotely if you lose it.Here's the issue I had : Android Device Manager didn't show in Google Settings. So I opened Settings and scrolled down to Google Play Services. I cleared the cache and rebooted. Once my Thunderbolt got back up, ADM showed in Google Settings (both options were already checked btw).My next issue was that the website still isn't showing my phone. According to this page, you: (1) Go into Google Settings, Android Dev
PSA: The Latest Google Play Services Update May Disable Android Device Manager (Remote Location And Wipe) In Device Administrators
Wednesday 06th of November 2013
There's a new Google Play Services app in town, and it includes all kinds of goodies for developers. But there's a nasty surprise waiting inside Google Play Services 4.0, at least for users on some devices: it may have disabled the Android Device Manager's permission to act as a Device Administrator. This is what allows users to access the new remote locate, unlock, and device wipe features from the web... which some of them might not realize they can no longer do. It's a simple fix: just check the version number of your Google Play Services app (it seems to be affecting both 4.0.30 and the slightly newer 4.0.31), then check the Device Administrators section of your Security settings page. If Android Device Manager isn't enabled (and you want it to be), tap it and press activate. Problem solved. The larger issue is that this seems to be affecting users without alerting them, so at least some Android phones could be lost or stolen without having the location and wipe security feature that the owner was depending on. It's a huge security problem, especially if you rely on the Device M
Device Manager and Device Administrator help
Thursday 14th of November 2013
I have a Samsung Galaxy Prevail with Android version 2.3.6 and am trying to get the Device Manger working so I can locate my phone if necessary. There is no Device Manager available anywhere, and when I tap Select device administrators the page is blank saying 'No available device administrators'. I have followed online directions which all say just click on 'Device Manager'...but there is no instance of Device Manager on my phone. It seems to have disappeared. Any help would be appreciated.
Android Device Manager
Wednesday 19th of March 2014
What is "Android Device Manager?" If you lose your Android device associated with your Google Account, Android Device Manager can help you find, lock, and erase it. This can be very useful in case you have information on your phone that you wouldn't want others to have in their hands in the event your device is stolen or lost. It can also help find a lost device due to the location tracking that is also apart of this tool. How would you enable Android Device Manager? Note: For devices running 4.1 and higher, location access must also be enabled. To turn it on, go to Google Settings > Location > Access location. You can enable Android Device Manager by following the steps below. 1. Go to your settings and then to security. 2. From there choose "Device Administrators"3. From there you select the "Android Device Manager". Please note it will show permissions such as location and being able to wipe the device but it will only utilize this permission when you login to the Website and initiate the request. (All shown below) Okay it is enabled on my