Have you ever lost your phone or any other Android device, only to have found it later under the couch or somewhere else? This can be the case for many of us, while the paranoid ones among us head right to the Android Device Manager app every time they can’t seem to find their phone.However, if you activate the remote wipe feature and then end up finding your device, losing all of your data is a horrific scenario. While there is no way to take back the remote wipe command, you can prevent it from reaching the recovered Android device.Note: If your Android device was turned on, connected to a mobile network or Wi-Fi, there is a good chance that all your data is already gone. If you were lucky enough to have your device switched off or without mobile network or Wi-Fi connected, this method will do the trick.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool