How to Lock Your Android Phone Remotely?

If you have ever lost a phone, it must have been a nightmare for you. You may not get your phone back but fortunately, there is a way to make sure that no thief or hacker gets into your phone. Wiping off data is possible but did you know you can also lock your Android phone from a remote location in case it is lost? We are here to discuss ways through which you can lock your Android phone from a remote location.

Option 1: Lock your Phone with Android Device Manager

The standard way for locking the ANDROID device is what we all know. It is provided by Android Device Manager. To use this feature, you must have the settings turned ON.

These steps explain how you turn on the settings:

  • Go to ‘Settings’ from your phone
  • Choose ‘Security and Screen lock’
  • Then choose ‘Android Device Manager’ or ‘Find My Device’. If you are not running the latest version of Android, then choose ‘Device Administrators’.
  • Make sure that the Android Device Manager Box is checked
  • This will let you remotely locate your phone via GPS.

In case you lose or misplace your phone, just visit and you will be able to find the location of your phone. If it is not at home, then you can lock it remotely.

To accurately use this feature, your phone must be connected to the internet, your location should be turned on, you must be signed into the Google account and Find My Device must be turned on.

Option 2: Look your Phone with Xnspy

Another way to lock an Android Phone remotely is if you have Xnspy installed on your device. It is an Android tracking app that is meant to keep tabs on your device from a remote location. you must first subscribe to the app and then install it on your phone. The procedure of installing Xnspy on the target device is simple. Once you are done with that, then just follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit and enter your log in credentials.

Step 2: Choose Xnspy for Android and you will be taken to the app’s dashboard from where you can control the phone.

Step 3: There will be a menu on your left. From there, select ‘Remote Control’ and a screen will open up on your right side.

Step 4: Click on ‘Lock Phone’ and a window will pop up. It will look something like this:

Step 5: You have to enter a password and then click ‘Lock Phone’. Now, you have successfully locked your phone. The lock won’t open until you manually enter the password.

The only prerequisites for using Xnspy to lock your device is that it must be connected to the internet and its location should be turned on.

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