If you lost your android phone or tablet, You may want to lock your android phone or tablet remotely. Your android device contains sensitive data like your emails, photos, contacts etc. First thing, You may want to do is Lock android device with a password.
Google’s Android Device Manager website helps you to find your lost or stolen android device. It is like “Fing My iPhone” service. If you did not have set password or pattern to access android device, You can set or change password remotely now.
How to set or change password/pin on Android Phone/Tablet like Galaxy S3/S4, Nexus 7 etc remotely
1. On your android device, Go to Apps > Google Settings App > Android Device Manager > Check “Allow remote lock and factory reset”.
2. You will be asked to Activate Device Administrator for Android Device Manager. Touch Activate.
3. On your Computer or Mobile device, Go to Google’s Android Device Manager website and login with your Google username & password. Use the same Google account you use on your android device.
4. Click on “Lock” and enter new password to change or reset password on your android device. If you had set pattern, pin or password, it will be replaced with this new password.
You can change or reset or add new password to your android device remotely this way. It works on any android phone or tablet including Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, HTC One, Moto X, Note 2, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Tab 2, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 etc.