Samsung Galaxy S5 adds two new anti-theft features: What you need to know

The S5 has hit the headlines once again thanks to two new anti-theft features that have been announced by the company. The two features are called“Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock”.


Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone will launch in India on 11 April. The price for the device is not yet out and according to Samsung it is likely to be between Rs 51,000 to 53,000.

 

The S5 has hit the headlines once again thanks to two new anti-theft features that have been announced by the company. The two features are called “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock”.

 

According to Samsung, they will come pre-installed on Galaxy S5 versions which are sold in US by Verizon and US Cellular.  As  far as the features themselves are concerned, Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock, they will be available to download as well.

 

Find My Mobile works on the same principle as Apple's Find My iPhone. It is an online service that will track and lock a stolen phone, wipe it clean, and alert users if someone tries to insert a different SIM card.

 

Reactivation Lock is a feature that detects any 'abnormal' attempt to reset a device to factory settings. It will prompt users to login even after a successful reset, which should ensure that if someone does steal your phone, they at least won't be able to log back in.

 

Users should note that both features need to be activated on the smartphones, so as to keep the device safe.


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