Anti-theft tools

What are anti-theft tools?

A number of mobile security apps offer tools to help users find lost phones and prevent thieves from accessing information on stolen phones.

Below is a list of anti-theft tools to be found in a number of mobile security apps:

  • Phone finder: pinpoints a phone’s location on a map
  • Remote lock: an online dashboard that enables users to remotely lock a phone
  • Remote yell: triggers a loud sound to help users find a misplaced phone, or scare and identify thieves
  • Owner prompt: displays on the phone a notification to the person who finds it, making it easy for them to contact the owner
  • Data wipe: remotely resets the phone to factory settings.

Avira Antivirus Security for Android offers these anti-theft tools.