Yesterday we heard that Apple’s Activation Lock had reduced thefts of Apple devices in some cities since it was launched last year, and now Microsoft has released some information on the Windows Phone Activation Lock they are working on.
Back in April, a number of smartphone makers and OS providers agreed to bring new security measures to their devices and platforms, in an attempt to reduce smartphone crime, the companies include Microsoft, Google, Samsung, HTC and more.
Microsoft has now shared more information on some of the features that will be introduced with their Windows Phone Activation lock, and the company has also said that they are on target to deliver this feature to their smartphones before the CTIA goal of July 2015.
Some of the feature that Microsoft’s Windows Phone will get in their ‘Find My Phone’ feature are detailed below.
(1) Remotely erase personal data from the smartphone
(2) Render the smartphone inoperable by unauthorized users, except the ability to call 911
(3) Prevent reactivation or setup of the smartphone without the authorized user’s permission
(4) Reverse the inoperability if they recover their smartphone and restore user data stored in the cloud if the smartphone was erased
Microsoft has not given an exact date on when they will add these new features to their Windows Phone smartphones, you can find out more information over at their website at the link below.