The first thought, appearing in your mind after losing your mobile device, is usually not the financial loss, as majority of the mobile devices are insure, but loss of data. The major loss you feel is the loss of stored data and the loss of many personal records / contacts which may, sometimes, make your life a sample of hell.
Immediate concern, you feel, is to safeguard the data lost, before it falls in wrong hands. It is a great idea to wipe whole the data, stored in your mobile device, if the mobile device is lost.
Android 4.4.x KitKat provides a feature which can be useful now when you have lost the mobile device and you need to, at least, wipe / erase the data in the lost device.
For the purpose, follow the instructions.
1: Tap the Android ‘Device Manager’ from the Home screen of your Android 4.4.x KitKat device to connect and open up the site of ‘Device Manager’. 2: Write your Google account and the password on the space given with the keyboard and tap ‘DONE’, given at the bottom right corner of the screen. It will open up ‘Android Device Manager’ site. 3: At the ‘Device Manager’ site, tap ‘Setup Lock & Erase’. 4: At the ‘Android Device Manager’, see the ‘Allow remote lock and erase’ is unchecked, that is not activated. Tap it to activate. 5: At the ‘Activate device administration’ screen, read all the instructions and if you agree with the right to be given to the administration, tap ‘Activate’, given at the bottom right corner of the screen. 6: See the ‘Allow remote lock and erase’ has been checked, i.e. activated. 7: Now, log out from the ‘Android Device Manager’ site and log in again. Now, see the two buttons are available at the bottom of the screen: ‘Lock’ and ‘Erase’. You may select any of the options, in case of the loss of your Android device. 8: If you want to lock your device, visit: http://www.google.com/android/devicemanager. Here you will see three options:
You may select and tap any of the options, depending upon your requirements.
Now, in case of loss of your Android device, apart from financial loss, at least the privacy of your data is preserved.