McAfee® Mobile Security allows you to remotely communicate with your Android mobile device to lock and locate it or delete data. This helps you protect private information if your mobile phone or tablet is lost or stolen.
Even if you already have your device set to require a password to access it, Mobile Security lets you display a message on the device, track its location or delete personal information.
You can also set Mobile Security to automatically lock the device if a new SIM card is inserted, until you enter your PIN. This prevents someone changing the SIM card without your knowledge.
While no application can guarantee to recover a lost or stolen device, Mobile Security can help protect your personal information. And if you have used Mobile Security’s backup feature, you will be able to restore your data to a replacement device.
How to control your device remotely
To control your mobile device, send it a text message containing a command and your PIN number. For example, if your PIN is 123456, text “Secure lock 123456” to your mobile number to lock your device.
Below are the commands you can use.
|Lock your device||Secure lock [PIN]||Secure lock 123456|
|Change your locked screen message||Secure lock [PIN] [MESSAGE]||Secure lock 123456 Please contact 613-555-5555 to return|
|Receive a text message with a link to track your device’s location||Secure locate [PIN]||Secure locate 123456|
|Erase your device’s data||Secure wipe [PIN]||Secure wipe 123456|
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