Feature changes in F-Secure SAFE for Android and Mobile Security for Android
Due to changes in Google's User Data and Permissions policies in October 2018, some of the features currently supported in F-Secure SAFE for Android and Mobile Security for Android can no longer be offered and others will be changed to comply with the new policy.
The discontinuation and removal of these features from our software has been unavoidable to ensure that we can continue offering our software in Google Play.
The features affected are:
- Call blocker: This feature has been removed completely. It is no longer visible in the user interface, and calls will no longer be blocked.
- Report SIM change: This feature has been removed completely. It is no longer supported.
- SMS-based Antitheft as a feature of Mobile Security for Android: As the SMS-based Antitheft feature uses SMS permissions, this feature has been removed and is no longer available.
Note: We urge customers with Mobile Security for Android to move to F-Secure SAFE. F-Secure SAFE offers Antitheft capabilities as https-based Finder, which is managed through a management portal.
These changes will be visible as soon as version 17.6 has been published in Google Play.
For more information, see Google’s policy change.