How to Wipe Data From an Android Tablet Remotely

If your Android tablet has been lost or stolen, then it’s easy to feel worried about your personal information falling into the wrong hands. Luckily, Google has included a failsafe for most of its tablet devices that makes it possible for you to easily wipe the data remotely, including email account access, calendar information, and more.

Follow the tips below to do a factory reset of your device remotely.

Step 1
Hopefully, your device is already set up with Google Sync or Device Policy. Otherwise, you won’t be able to wipe your tablet remotely. It is a good idea to install and configure these options ahead of time, just in case.

Step 2
Click here to sign into what is called Google’s “Admin console.” From there, you will be able to manage your devices.

Step 3
Once you’ve logged in, you should see an option for “Device Management.” Click it, then select “Managed Devices.” This action will take you to a page where you can view the devices that you have synced with your account.

Step 4
Direct your cursor to the device you want to wipe. A box will appear that includes an option to do a Remote Wipe. Click, and then confirm the action. You should then receive a message saying that your device has been wiped. The next time the device connects with the Google server, all of the data on it will be deleted.

With so much information stored on tablets and other devices, it is paramount to protect yourself from the possibility of theft. Wiping your Android tablet remotely can be done easily; all you have to do is set up the function with Google’s servers before your situation becomes a dire one.

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
johnf52 Android Tablets 1
M Android Tablets 1
M Android Tablets 1
J Android Tablets 0
J Android Tablets 6
P Android Tablets 0
snailmail26 Android Tablets 3
scwolves10 Android Tablets 5
Meadow36 Android Tablets 3
D Android Tablets 4
S Android Tablets 1
alphacoyle Android Tablets 1
Sia111 Android Tablets 6
Xaibior Android Tablets 1
Ayefee Android Tablets 1
D Android Tablets 2
G Android Tablets 1
C Android Tablets 1
H Android Tablets 1
tomsguideUS Android Tablets 0
Similar threads
Question I have a Cambridge Sciences tablet that is stuck showing the word Android at boot up.
Question Fusion 5 F104v2 Android Tablet Not powering up past Fusion logo
Question How can an article titled best android tablets....have the top TWO contenders both say 'underwhelming performence'. And not list anything about CPU,
Question Searching for a 7" tablet that runs modern android
Question New Android Tablet, 500GB available storage, can only add 10GB, won't take any more
Question Android 10 Tablet 512gb with 129gb factory system used??
Question Looking for an android tablet with a removable battery that can be charged externally
Question RCA Tablet stuck in boot loop after factory reset
Question I have an Android tablet sm-t350. I'm looking for the best app to align my device with the sky.
Question Using android tablet as digital signage
Question Stolen Android Tablets in-the-box
Question I have android tablet/music player combo stays plugged in, is it ok to just leave it on when not in use?
Question Need Help, Android tablet stuck in loading screen
Question Ds4 isnt connecting to ps4 after using it in my android tablet
Question I have the rca android tablet.. I reset due to forgotten pin.. I still cannot get in with my linked google account
Question I need an Android tablet, preferably 7" class with 2 simultaneous USB connections
My RCA Voyager Android tablet keeps rebooting itself, why? It's a little over 2 years old
How to unlock keyboard, next book android
For Christmas I bought an android tablet lost the receipt can’t get the code how do I get the code
Turn an Android Tablet Into a Universal Remote Control