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How to use Remote Phone Locking in Nokia

I have recently shifted to Nokia 5800, which was gifted to me by someone. OK, during exploring this cell, I found pretty awesome feature “ Remote Phone Locking ” that most people are simply unaware of such a useful feature by Nokia. Alright most people might know about this, but still I taught to post thinking that it would help newbie in Nokia like me.

Remote phone lock in Nokia

What this Feature do?

In case, you forgot or lost your cell phone somewhere, and you are afraid that someone might use your cell and see your messages or data in the cell than in that situation you just need to send a SMS from any mobile to your own mobile number with a lock SMS command. This would simply lock your phone, and it will only be accessible if one has the correct phone password to unlock it.

How this trick would help?

Suppose you forgot your cell at your home, and you have some naughty messages from your girlfriend, and you are afraid that your wife or your parent might just come know about this, In such Situation this trick would be a lifesaver.


How to activate Remote Phone Locking?

Step 1:  Go to Menu >> Settings >> Phone >> Phone mgmt. >> Security settings >> Phone and SIM card >> Remote phone locking.

remote phone locking

Step 2: Select Enable and enter a “remote locking message”. This message is the SMS lock command, it must be at least five characters in length.

remote locking message

Step 3:  Enter a PIN code, Default Pin is 12345 if pin not changed.


Now Test!!!

Send SMS from another mobile phone with the text message of remote lock command which you used in configuring remote phone lock. As soon as your mobile receives the message with lock command, it will lock your mobile…wow “Phone Locked”

Note: Pin code is needed to unlock the phone, so make sure you don’t forget your Pin code.

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  1. Nokia never told anything about this before, that was really surprising to know that feature available..

  2. hey that was really cool to lock phone just sending sms from other phone. i m excited now

  3. Daamm… i never knew this thing. i really got shocked when i tried this.. now feel safe and secure to keep my phone anywhere,,, great post man… thanks

  4. This is a great tip, i never know that i could this that. I think we can also use this, in case i lost my phone and i don’t want anyone to use it. Although i’ll not be able to get my phone back but atleast i can stop miss using it. Here is quick question, does this feature exists only with Nokia 5800 or other phone has it as well?

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