Does Android have a built in "Find my phone" feature yet?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I know for a long time they did not, just wondering if they do now?

    more specifically a Galaxy phone?
     
  2. gotluck macrumors 603

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    yea android device manager is built into the OS, dont remember when it was implemented 4.3 or something maybe? First it was a separate app, now integrated
     
  3. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I kinda remember that now.

    how does it work?
     
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    There is a free app called CM Security which has that feature.
     
  5. mrex macrumors 68020

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    check googles own site "android device manager" - explained very well
     
  6. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nevermind, google search told me about it

    Thanks everyone
     
  7. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    Kill switch was supposed to of been embedded into 5.0 but it is being released with 5.1 now.
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Not needed with Android Device Manager, just another thing to clutter up the device if you do install it.

    I saw that in one of the reviews of the update. One catch, it's not on any of the devices yet and MAY only be on devices that ship with 5.1. This is somewhat unrelated as Android Device Manager has been able to lock the device and ring an alert as well as display a message on the screen.
     
  9. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    People automatically make the association of activation with find my phone which is why I made it a point to mention it as ADM and KS are two different functions.
     
  10. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    And more impotently, shows the location on the map.
     
  11. gotluck macrumors 603

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    yea from what I understand KS will only work on devices shipped with 5.1

    curious if it is secure if your devices bootloader is unlocked, I would imagine not
     

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