Turning on Anti-Theft

To start using Anti-Theft:

  1. On the Kaspersky Internet Security quick launch panel, tap Anti-Theft.

    This starts the Anti-Theft setup wizard.

  2. View the description of the feature and tap Next.
  3. Grant the required permissions to the app. These permissions are necessary to protect your device if it is lost or stolen.
  4. Sign in to your My Kaspersky account if you haven't already done so.
  5. Set a screen lock if you haven’t already done so while configuring App Lock or Privacy Protection.
  6. Grant advanced permissions to the app by activating Device Administrator. These permissions are needed to perform Anti-Theft commands on the device if it is lost or stolen.
    1. On the screen with information about advanced permissions, tap Next.
    2. Read about the device administrator permissions.
    3. Tap Activate this device admin app.

    Some steps may be different depending on the device model and version of the operating system.

  7. Tap Done.

To make sure that you get your device's coordinates when you execute the Lock & Locate command, go to the system settings and allow using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or mobile networks to determine your device's location. Only using GPS and device sensors may not be enough to locate your device.

Anti-Theft is configured. The main Anti-Theft functions are turned on now. If needed, turn on additional protection functions: SIM Watch and uninstallation protection.

If you do not want to use some of the Anti-Theft functions, in the main screen of the Anti-Theft feature, tap the panel with a function name and turn the switch to off.

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