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Use Android Device Manager with your Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2016

Steps to use Android Device Manager with your Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Note: In order to use Android Device Manager, you must have a Google account set up on your device.

  1. In a web browser, go to
  2. Enter your Email for the Google Account associated with the lost or stolen device, then click Next.
  3. Enter the Password, then click Sign in.
  4. A map will be displayed showing the last registered location of your device, and a popup window with various device options.

    • To change the selected device, click the device name, then scroll to and select the desired device.
    • To search for the current location of the device, click the Locate device icon.
    • To cause the selected device to make a sound at full volume for 5 minutes, click Ring, then click Ring to confirm.
    • To immediately lock the device and change the current screen lock, click Lock, enter the requested information, then click Lock to confirm.
    • To erase all information on the device, click Erase, read the warning message, then click Erase to confirm.

      Note: A factory reset will result in the loss of all data stored on the device including 3rd party applications. This type of reset should only be used as a last resort after all other options have been exhausted. If possible, it is highly recommended that you complete a backup of the device information before proceeding with this step.

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