Remote phone lock for N97 via SMS

Remote phone lock for N97 via SMS

One of the hidden features of the Nokia N97 and other S60 devices, that most of you have never heard of, simply because they have not played around with the settings enough, is the ability to lock your phone remotely without having any third party software installed on your smartphone. Here is a simple tutorial that will show you how to lock your smartphone from anywhere in the world just by sending a SMS message.
Now, take your phone and go to Settings - Phone - Phone mgmt. - Security settings - Phone and SIM card. Once you are there you will see a "Remote phone locking" option that will probably be disabled. Select it and set it to "Enabled". You will be asked to enter a "Remote locking message" - this is the text of the SMS message you will send to your phone in order to lock it. Write something that you will remember. I set it to "lockmyphone". After that you will be prompted to verify the locking message text. So type in your secret keyword again. You will be prompted to enter your current lock code, which by default is 12345 for all Nokia S60 smartphones. Enter the code and click OK.

Now on the same page there is another option "Lock code" that enables you to change the lock code for your Nokia N97 smartphone. Change it to something different from 12345 but remember this code. Now lets test if this thing works. Take another phone and send your phone a SMS message with your remote locking message. Upon receiving the SMS message your phone will be locked and if someone likes to use it, they will have to enter the lock code. Also after the phone is locked you will receive a SMS on the other phone "Phone locked" stating that your smartphone is locked.




Found under: Remote phone lock, Nokia N97, Phone Lock, Lock Phone with SMS

Remote phone lock for N97 via SMS - permalink
Published on 26.02.2010 in Symbian Freeware Blog

Comments: Remote phone lock for N97 via SMS

Posted by Anil on Saturday, February 27, 2010 05:43
Thanks for giving this tutorial. I didn't know about this on my Nokia E71. I've activated & it worked.
Posted by heroofsirsa on Saturday, February 27, 2010 07:07
thanks anil, this information was very worlks nicely on my nokia n79..please keep continue in giving these useful informations
Posted by vic on Sunday, February 28, 2010 09:27
good wrk!!!
Posted by JosmarG on Sunday, March 21, 2010 12:22
Tremedo dato, Yo tengo un samsung innov8 y esto funciona corectamente. Gracias.
Posted by riza on Sunday, March 21, 2010 17:39
great information, thanks a lot!
Posted by ismail on Sunday, March 21, 2010 23:44
Posted by Gaidheal on Thursday, April 01, 2010 22:18
Works fine on my Nokia 5230 and I found it before I searched online but this article is probably the simplest guide I have seen and I will certainly point others to it if I cannot simply show them and don't want to try and talk them through it.
Posted by andre on Saturday, April 24, 2010 08:55
Sms masuk
Posted by Prince on Monday, April 26, 2010 21:11
hi i set everything up but phone doesn't get locked when the message only gets locked when it is been switched off...why??? am i doing anything wrong....plz help
Posted by ali akbar on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 14:29
ارسال نرم افزار قفل گوشی با مسیج
Posted by ali akbar on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 14:30
ارسال نرم افزار قفل گوشی با پیام
Posted by adi on Friday, September 09, 2011 02:46
i cant remote the lock code. my phone still canot be reset. please help. my phone nokia 6680. tq
Posted by Aislan on Friday, February 24, 2012 17:40
What happens if the theif threw away my sim card?

Care to comment? Leave a reply now!

Privacy: We do not share any private data. Your e-mail address provided throught the comment form is used only to show your Gravatar if you have one. If you like to receive updates from Symbian Freeware please subscribe to our free freeware mailing list.

Symbian FREEWARE mailing list

Want the latest Symbian Freeware sent directly to you? Enter your email address and receive the latest Symbian freeware updates in your inbox. You'll need to confirm your email address, so check your inbox.

You can also follow us on:

Follow Symbian Freeware on Twitter! Follow Symbian Freeware on Facebook! Follow Symbian Freeware on Technorati! Subscribe to Symbian Freeware via RSS!   Symbian freeware
Top S60 software