Norton Mobile - Configure the Anti-Theft Features on Your Device

You can configure Norton Mobile Security to enable or disable the different Anti-Theft features on your Android device.

If you have installed Norton Mobile Security on your iPhone or iPad, Anti-Theft features are automatically enabled and the Anti-Theft settings cannot be changed manually.

Configure Anti-Theft features

  1. Launch Norton Mobile Security.

  2. Swipe through the app screens to reach the Device screen, and then tap Anti-Theft.

  3. Tap Setup to launch the Device Administrator settings.

    If you have already set up Anti-Theft, skip to line 9 to configure the Anti-Theft settings.

  4. Tap Activate to enable Device Administrator for Norton Mobile Security.

  5. Make a note of your passcode that is required to use the Anti-Theft features, and then tap OK.

    If you do not remember your passcode, you can sign in to Norton to find your passcode.

  6. If the Location service is turned off on your device, in the Anti-Theft setup window, next to Locate, tap Set Up.

  7. In the Location settings, move the slider next to Location to turn it on.

  8. Exit the Location settings.

  9. To enable the Security Wipe feature, next to Security Wipe, move the slider to turn it on.

    Security Wipe feature securely erases your data from the device after 10 failed to unlock attempts.

  10. To lock the device upon removal or replacement of SIM Card, move the slider next to SIM Card Lock to turn it on.

    SIM Card Lock feature does not work with dual-SIM devices.

  11. Exit Norton Mobile Security when you finish updating the Anti-Theft settings.

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