How do I lock my device remotely?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To lock your Android device remotely, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to on any web browser and sign in to your Google Account. It’s important to use the same Google Account that is linked to your Android device.

2. Once you’re signed in, you’ll be directed to the Find My Device page. If you have multiple devices associated with your Google Account, click on the “lost phone” option at the top of the screen to select the specific device you want to lock.

3. After selecting the lost phone, the page will load and display a map with the approximate location of your device. Please note that the accuracy of the location may vary depending on various factors like network connectivity and device settings.

4. On the left side of the screen, you’ll find several options to control your device remotely. Look for the “Secure device” option and click on it.

5. A pop-up window will appear, giving you the option to lock your device remotely. You can also add a message or contact number to be displayed on the lock screen, in case someone finds your device. This can provide a way for them to contact you and return the device.

6. Once you’ve entered the necessary information, click on the “Secure device” button to lock your Android device remotely.

7. Your device will receive a notification about the remote lock, and it will be locked immediately. Anyone who tries to access your device will need to enter the correct PIN, pattern, or password that you’ve set up.

It’s worth mentioning that locking your device remotely helps protect your personal data and prevents unauthorized access. In case you retrieve your device or no longer need it to be locked, you can unlock it using your usual authentication method.

Additionally, if you suspect that your device has been stolen or you’re unable to recover it, you may consider reporting the incident to your local law enforcement and providing them with the necessary details, such as the device’s IMEI number.

Please note that the steps mentioned above are specific to Android devices and may vary slightly depending on the device’s manufacturer and software version.

To summarize, you can remotely lock your Android device by accessing the Find My Device feature through, selecting the lost phone, clicking on the “Secure device” option, entering a lock screen message (optional), and confirming the lock.