Vodafone Protect

Safeguard your smartphone with our FREE security app – a quick and easy solution to keep your Android or Blackberry smartphone safe and secure. Powered by McAfee, Vodafone Protect allows you to find, lock & wipe your phone with further enhanced features such as antivirus, call & SMS filtering as well as app and web protection included in the premium package.

Why should I use it?

With Vodafone Protect, you can:
- Remotely locate, lock and wipe your lost or stolen cellphone. You can even plot the location of your smartphone on a map.
- Lock the lost device remotely to prevent others from gaining access to your personal data, including data on your SD card.
- Remotely wipe your phone and SD card clean of all your private content
- 'Lock & Beep’ the phone if it’s misplaced in a short range.

How do I get the Vodafone Protect app?

If you have a BlackBerry or Android-powered smartphone, download this FREE app via:
The Vodacom App Store
Google Play
BlackBerry App World

After downloading and installing the app, you will be required to:
1. Verify your cellphone number
2. Select a 6-digit PIN
3. Enter your email address to be used to reset your PIN if you lose it.

You can also register on www.vodacom.co.za

How much does it cost?

The app is FREE, but you will pay for downloads according to your existing price plan. This is a once-off download with no monthly subscriptions. If you upgrade to the premium version, a recurring subscription fee of R20 per month will be charged.

How do I use the app to locate, lock or wipe my phone?

After you’ve downloaded the Vodafone Protect app and registered, you can
- Go to http://protect.vodacom.co.za and enter your cellphone number and password, or;
- Use any cellphone to SMS keywords to the cellphone number of the lost phone

Terms and conditions apply.