Android device manager adds callback button for lost phones

By | August 8, 2014

Google today has rolled out an update to the Android Device manager app and bumps it to the version 1.3.8. Android device manager is the solution from Google for those who have lost or misplace their smartphones and tablet and need to relocate it. Today this app has received an update, but this update is a minor one but it will be incredibly helpful when you misplace your device.


In the latest update, there is a new option along with creating the new password, which lets you to add the message for the person who finds your phone and also an option to add your phone number. If you add in the phone number a big green button will be displayed on the lockscreen and says “call owner” under it. So if anyone found your phone and if he desire to give it to you back, then he can call and give the phone back to you. This option can also be set through the website not just through the mobile app.

Of course in few conditions it won’t be helpful, first if you setup this option for tablet, adding a phone number to the tablet is not helpful, bet set a message with your phone number or set a place where this tablet should be given to you. Another situation is if a thief stoles your device then you won’t call you back.

What’s New

  • “Call me back” option can be set with a phone number to recover the lost device.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

It is the very nice addition to the service and the update should be rolling out to everyone with in next week or two.

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Author: Peter Jacksonn

Peter, the most experienced in The Tech Bulletin team is a professional blogger and interested in reviewing the gadgets, giving solutions for technical queries. He covers the consumer electronics section along with latest apps and games.+Peter