If you are going to use productivity apps on your Galaxy S 4, it can’t hurt to start a little early by adding a security app, in this case, NQ Mobile. You can get some of these services for free, but you probably should pay a few dollars a month for an upgraded service.

The current trend among businesses is to have employees BYOD, which stands for bring your own device. Employees like this because they get to have one phone, instead of carrying one for work and another for personal use. Companies like it because it can be cheaper than providing each employee who travels with a smartphone.

That is, it's cheaper for the company as long as the employee does not lose his phone while it has access to private customer information, for example. Then it can be very costly to the company to admit this loss and pay for updated information security options.

Follow these steps to add NQ Mobile to your Galaxy S 4:


From your Home screen, tap the Play Store icon.

The Play Store icon is located at the far right of the first row in the figure.


From the Play Store Home screen, tap Apps.

You want to search for the NQ Mobile app.


Tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner.

You can type in the words NQ Mobile. This brings up the screen shown.


Click NQ Mobile Security and Antivirus.

This brings up the app page shown.


Tap Install and accept permissions.

After it's installed, you see the app page shown. The permission includes a notice that this app can, at your command, erase everything. This is what you will want to do if you phone may have fallen into the hands of your archenemy. Think about this carefully and recognize the implications before you act.


Tap Open.

You see the boot-up screen followed by the home screen


Tap the Premium Zone icon at the bottom of the home screen.

This explains what you get with premium services.


Tap the Enable All Premium Features button.

It is not that expensive, although prices can change. Go ahead and compare this price to what you spent on your case or a skin for your phone.


Select length of time for your subscription.

This opens the pop-up shown.


Click Subscribe.

Then enter your password and confirm on the next screen.


Tap Anti-Theft to enable the anti-theft features.

You need an alternative phone number as well as a password to enable the anti-theft features.


Confirm and you are set.

You can find your phone, if you ever lose it, by visiting the NQ Mobile website.