Hi friends, this tutorial will help you to remotely reset, lock and ring a Galaxy S8 Or S8 Plus. When read the title you maybe a little skeptic, then let me assure you, this can be really done just like that. This feature was there in the android play store for a considerable amount of time for all Galaxy phones, but we are going to discuss about remotely controlling the all new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus only.
This feature comes in very handy when your phone is stolen or forgotten somewhere. Using the Android device manager you will be able to completely erase (reset), Lock and Ring a it without any physical intervention. Additionally you can send a text message to the one who is currently having possession of your phone, like your current location to hand over the phone or to convey some information.
We can go through all of these features step by step.
Steps to remotely erase/hard reset a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus using Android Device Manager
To start any of the tricks first you need to have access to the Google Playstore account, the same one which is currently on your “lost” Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. This can be done when your phone is stolen and you want to erase all your personal data on it to be on the safer side. The only requirement is that the phone should be connected to the internet at least once after you initiate the erase command.
Now please open the Google Play Store and sign in using the same account which is there on your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.
Now please check for the settings gear icon on the right top corner of the page and click it. Once clicked you will get a sub menu. Here click the “Android Device Manager” and a new page will be opened. On the right side you can see the current location of your phone when it was last connected to the internet.
Once clicked you will get the above page. Here please click the “Erase” button and you will be guided to the next page like the one given below.
When in the above page please click the “Erase” button again to factory data reset your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Please note that all the data (sdcard will be untouched) on your S8/S8 plus will be deleted no matter what they are.
Now we can go to the second option.
Steps to remotely lock a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus using Android Device Manager
Assuming that you are in the below page of “Android Device Manager“.
Here click on “Lock” and you will see the below page.
When in this page click “Lock” again. Here apart from locking the phone you can also send a phone number and a custom message which will be displayed on the phone when it’s locked.
Now we can go to the third option.
Steps to remotely Sound/Ring a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus using Android Device Manager
When you are in the below page;
Click “Play Sound” and the device will continuously ring for the next 5 minutes which will gain a considerable attention to your lost device by the general public. If it’s nearby you can find it easily. The main highlight is that it will sound even if the phone is in the silent mode.
Normal queries for this tutorial
- How to factory data reset (erase) a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus remotely using android device manager?
- How to Lock a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus remotely using android device manager?
- How to Ring (sound) a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus remotely using android device manager?
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