Android SAFE: thief changes sim card

Hi there


I am trying F-Secure Safe and wonder what happens if the a thief changes the sim card. Would the anti-theft function still function (locate phone, alarm, locking phone etc)?



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  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hi Frank,


    You can review this article.


    "If someone changes the SIM card in your device when Anti-Theft is turned on, your device is locked and the trusted number receives an SMS alert. Note: Make sure that you have set up the trusted number (see article How do I create a trusted number for Anti-Theft?) and the device lock is turned on."



  • Frank7Frank7 Posts: 6

    Hi Ben


    Thanks for your kind response with useful links. Unfortunately, I don't have the option to set-up a TRUSTED NUMBER under settings. I have enabled anti-theft with a security code and see only the following options under the settings:

    - activate anti-theft

    - email address (provided) to receive a new security code if lost

    - change security code

    - change screen lock


    Do I not have the option because I am still on trial period? I am using F-Secure SAFE for Android (german version).




  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Do you currently have a sim card in your device?


  • Frank7Frank7 Posts: 6

    Yes, I have. May it be that this anti-theft feature does not work everywhere. I live in a Pacific country.


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