If attempts to locate a mobile device have failed, there are still security measures that can be used to prevent data on the device from being compromised. These measures can be completed using Find My iPhone from an iOS device, or by using apps created to perform them. Usually the same apps that perform remote location have security measures. Two of the most common remote security measures are:
- Remote lock - The remote lock feature, shown in Figure 1, allows you to lock a device with a passcode.
- Remote wipe - The remote wipe feature, shown in Figure 2, deletes all data from the device and returns it to a factory state. To restore data to the device, Android users must set up the device using a Gmail account, and iOS users must synchronize their device to iTunes.
NOTE: For these remote security measures to function, the device must be powered on and connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.