Smartphone Remote Control
Smartphones on the Android operating system provide ample opportunities, in addition to standard communication tools. Remote control of a smartphone is a useful and popular tool with which it is possible to control both the device itself and the PC from the smartphone.
The reasons for setting up remote control of the smartphone are lucky: the phone is lost in the house or office, and there is no way to call it, or the mobile is lost, stolen and you need to clarify its location, or block and destroy personal data. One of the most convenient and popular methods for remote control of a mobile phone is access through a Google account. And, there are special programs for remote access to the Android device.
Remote control your mobile phone with the built-in Google tool
The favorite and main assistant for remote control is the Google tool – Android Device Manager with an excellent set of functionality. Google’s development allows you to find a device on a map, remotely destroy information from a lost gadget, make a smartphone ring, even if someone else’s SIM card is in the phone. That doesn’t sound bad, does it.
How to set up Google remote control?
Turning on this tool from Google can be very simple, it does not require special skills, it is enough to have Google mail or create it in case of absence. Owning a Google mailbox, you can see many additional features in your account settings. So you need to log into your account, then go to “Settings” – “Google Settings” – “Security” – “Device Admins” and opposite the Android Device Manager (Android Remote Control) check the box. After that, you will need to confirm that the user allows the Android Device Manager to clear the phone of unnecessary information, change the graphic key, and lock the display by pressing the “Activate” button. Next, you will need to return to the “Settings” of the device, scroll down the menu and find “Location”. In this paragraph, you must click “On”. This opens up access to geodata on your smartphone, allowing you to track your location.
How to control mobile remotely?
After the above settings, it is recommended to make sure everything is done correctly. To do this, go to the official website www.google.com/android/devicemanager using your account. A list of the main functions of the “Device Manager” will be displayed on the main page of the site, the configured smartphone should appear on the Google map.
So, the most requested features:
1. Search for a device. In order to find a lost or stolen device you need access to GPS, Wi – Fi or a cellular network. The function works even when another SIM card is already installed in the phone. But, if the mobile phone is disabled, Google will display the approximate location of the device and the time of the last activity.
2. Make the smartphone ring. A very useful feature that can make your smartphone ring loudly for several minutes. Actual for those who often lose the device within their home, but there is no other mobile device to make a call.
3. Deletion of data. This function will protect the owner from access to confidential information of other persons. To delete all information from the phone essentially means to reset all settings to the factory settings. Thus, the internal memory of the device will be empty. Well, it’s better not to save important and confidential data by default on an SD card, since there is no remote way to delete data from a memory card in your phone.
Programs for remote access to a smartphone on Android
In addition to the capabilities of Google, the user can try to use some third-party programs, for example:
A free application that allows you to control using a browser on a PC. So, the application allows you to turn on the translation of the display of the device to the monitor of a stationary computer, transfer data and remotely delete unnecessary information. Also, the user will have access to a number of sections of the mobile: contacts, messages.
This is a mobile version of a popular application for remote control of a computer via a smartphone on Android.
It is important to understand that the settings for remote control of the smartphone must be done after the purchase of the device, since after the loss of the gadget, which always happens unexpectedly, this will be impossible.