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In some cases, apps need to be added as device administrators in order to get extensive rights on the Android smartphone, such as security apps (Anti-Virus, Malware, Find My Device...) or management apps (Child Account...).

A device administrator app is given rights such as deleting all data, changing the display lock, locking the screen or even partially deactivating the display lock.

Note: Since the apps is given the permission to change the display lock or delete all data, not every app should be declared "blind" as an administrator.

 
Android 12
Step 1: Tap on  Settings
Step 2: Tap on  Security
Step 3: Tap on  Device admin apps
Step 4: Turn On/Off an  App
Step 5: Tap on  Activate this device admin app
  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Device admin apps
  4. Turn On/Off an App
  5. Tap on Activate this device admin app
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