Turn On and Off Remote Device Lock and Erase on HTC One M8

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Hello! Welcome to VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show how to turn on and off the option to allow the remote lock and erasure on the HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, we turn the phone on by pressing the Power button located on the top of the phone.
    Once the phone has been activated, we will see the Lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, we swipe the screen upwards.
    Once the phone is unlocked, we will see the Home screen; and there will be icons at the bottom of the screen. We need to access one of these icons now to open up the applications folder.
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    We need to tap the "Apps" icon in the middle.
    The icon is located at the bottom of the home screen. The icon has a grid made up of white dots. Tapping this icon will open up our applications folder.
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    In the applications folder, we need to find and tap the Google Settings application icon.
    The icon has a gray cog with the "G" inside of it and "Google Settings" written underneath. The Google Settings application may be in a different position in the application folder. Therefore, we need to find and tap it. Tapping the icon will open up the application and a menu.
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    We scroll down almost to the bottom to the word "Security".
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    We tap the "Security" section.
    We'll see the "Security" menu.
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    We need to find "Allow remote lock and erase".
    If we lose our device, we can remotely lock or factory-reset it with Android device manager. In this video, the option is currently activated because the icon next to it is turquoise.
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    However, if we want to deactivate this option and not allow remote lock and erasure, we need to tap the turquoise icon until it is gray.
    This will mean that the option is deactivated.
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    However, if we want to allow the remote lock and erasure, we can tap the gray icon.
    The application will give us some information that says, "Android Device Manager" and "If you lose your device, Android Device Manager can lock or delete it remotely. But first you must grant some administrator rights. Activating this administrator will allow the app Google Play services to perform the following operations". The application will also list "Erase all data", "Perform factory reset, which deletes all of your data without any confirmation.", "Change the screen-unlock password", and "Lock the screen Control when your device locks, requiring that you re-enter your password." We have to activate these options to allow the remote lock and erasure to happen.
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    We tap "ACTIVATE" located in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
    This is going to activate the option, and the icon will turn turquoise, indicating that the option is activated and that we allow the remote lock and erasure feature.
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This concludes our tutorial on how to turn on and off the option to allow remote lock and erasure on the HTC One M8. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or about the process in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below. We shall answer them for you.

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Questions and Answers

"Access remote icon on HTC One"?

Just started seeing this icon on home screen that looks like it's a remote (white icon)... it won't go away, when I press on it, it looks my phone. I have tried: Nothing, phone is completely locked/frozen. I think it was caused by: Have no idea

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This is a Peel Smart Remote icon. It must have been installed with another application, or someone who uses the phone installed this application.

  1. 1
    Restart your phone.
    Press and hold the volume-up and the power buttons until the phone does so.
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  2. 2
    Unlock your phone and press the home button.
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  3. 3
    Tap on the application icon that looks like a set of white boxes.
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  4. 4
    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Apps" under "PHONE".
    On previous versions of Android, you would need to scroll to "ALL".
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    Tap on "Peel Smart Remote".
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    Tap on "Storage".
    Omit this step if you are on older versions of Android.
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    Tap on "Uninstall" or "Disable" (whichever is visible).
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