Adding a Security App to Your Samsung Galaxy S 5

By Bill Hughes

The current trend among businesses is to have employees BYOD, which stands for bring your own device. Employees tend to prefer this because it allows them to have only one phone, instead of one for work and another for personal use. Companies like it because it’s cheaper than providing a smartphone to each employee.

However, it’s only cheaper for the company if none of their employees loses a phone containing sensitive company information. This can be very costly to the company.

A little extra security can’t hurt. The following steps show you how to add a security app — in this case, NQ Mobile — to your Samsung Galaxy S 5. Some security services are free, but I recommend paying a few dollars a month for an upgraded service.

  1. From your Home screen, tap the Play Store icon.

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  2. From the Play Store Home screen, tap Apps.

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  3. Tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner.

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

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  4. Click NQ Mobile Security and Antivirus.

    The following app page appears.

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    The full product description is shown in the following figure.

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  5. Tap Install and accept permissions.

    After it’s installed, you see the following app page. 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.

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  6. Tap Open.

    You see this boot-up screen.

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    Next you’ll see this home screen.

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  7. Tap the Premium Zone icon at the bottom.

    This explains what you get with premium services.

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  8. 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. This opens the following.

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  9. Select length of time for your subscription.

    This pop-up opens.

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  10. Click Subscribe, and then enter your password and confirm on the next screen.

    The app opens.

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  11. 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.

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  12. Confirm and you are set.

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