How To: Remotely Lock, Password-Protect Your Lost/Forgotten Phone Thru SMS

Forgot to bring your phone? Left your mobile phone at home, at work or anywhere in an unsafe place?

Don't panic!

Good news is: there's a FREE app that can remotely lock, disable your phone by simply sending an SMS text message using another phone, thus making your "forgotten" phone a lot useless to whoever finds it -- be they your mom, dad or girlfriend/boyfriend who might take the time to open your phone's inbox and browse through your phone's contents without you knowing.

Password Protect, Lock Certain Applications Installed On Your Phone

Think the app uses the old method of connect-to-the-internet first before it does all the work? It's a hell no!

Send An SMS Command To Remotely Lock Your Android Phone With A Password (Android)

Meet Lost Phone (link), yet another cleverly useful utility app for the Android that can smartly lock, and password protect your lost/forgotten Android phone. You just have to send an text message with predefined SMS command. As soon as your "forgotten" phone receives the message, it instantly launches the app, prompting you to enter the password. There's no way for almost anyone to operate and view all contents on your phone unless they enter the correct password.

Here's what Lost Phone can do for your Android phone:
  • Send an SMS and lock the lost phone with a password.
  • Locate the phone by SMS.
  • Remotely lock Android app by sending SMS
  • Send a SMS and set ringer volume to max so you can call and find phone
  • If a new SIM-card is detected, it locks the lost phone and sends SMS to your friends from the new number.

Automate Your Phone: Let Your Phone Perform Certain Actions Based On Your Location

I've been a long time user of quite a handful of remote locking apps cluttered in the Android Market. And yes they're all great but the way they operate is not quite impressive. I like the simplicity of Lost Phone as there's completely no need to activate phone's packet data before you can see things in action. Lost Phone requires no internet connection. Rather you just have to send an SMS text message to the lost or forgotten phone.

Download Lost Phone from Google Play Store HERE.