Enable SMS text commands to use a siren, device wipe, lock and find GPS features. A password is required to send the remote SMS text commands to your device. We recommend that you create a new password to use for sending remote SMS text commands.
On January 9, 2019, Google Play implemented restrictions for the use of the SMS and Call permissions necessary for the core functionality of the SMS and Call filter features in ESET Mobile Security. Due to these permissions restrictions, the following features are no longer available in the Google Play version of ESET Mobile Security:
SMS Text commands - Anti-Theft feature
Trusted friends - Anti-Theft feature (this has been renamed to Trusted contacts in EMS 6.x)
You can use a trusted contact's device to send the following text commands to your device. You can only use this feature if you have already added a trusted contact to your device. You will not be able to send these commands from a device unless it belongs to a contact listed as a trusted contact in ESET Mobile Security for Android.
To trigger the siren on your device, send an SMS to your device from your trusted contact's device in the following format:
To trigger the Remote Wipe feature, send an SMS to your device from your trusted contact's device in the following format:
Lock your device remotely. Your ESET Mobile Security password is required to unlock the device again. To trigger the remote lock feature, send an SMS to your device from your trusted contact's device in the following format:
You will receive an SMS with GPS coordinates and a link to Google Maps showing the exact location of your device. In order to receive the GPS coordinates, the GPS module on your phone has to be activated in advance. To trigger the remote find GPS feature, send an SMS to your device from your trusted contact's device in the following format:
After sending an SMS command, you will receive an SMS with a security code. To confirm the SMS command, reply with your command followed by the security code, as instructed in the SMS you received. The code is valid for 15 minutes upon receiving the SMS with the security code and the code is not case sensitive.