Sony has announced that it is ready to release its ‘my Xperia’ remote security service to global Xperia smartphone users. my Xperia was initially released earlier this year as a pilot product in Nordic countries and after a successful beta period company is taking it worldwide.
According to Sony, my Xperia can do a lot of things to make you a less worrisome about your lost Xperia phone.
“my Xperia is Sony’s remote security app that’ll locate and protect your Xperia smartphone (& personal data) should it ever be misplaced. We recognised that your smartphone is equally important as your wallet or keys (some might argue *more*), but also just as easily lost…,” Sony wrote in a blog post.
With my Xperia, you can do the following functions on your phone remotely.
- Sound an alert to get someone’s attention –it’ll also override silent mode and wake the display
- Map location via myxperia.sonymobile.com
- Lock the phone to keep info private, and ping a message with contact details or…
- Erase both internal and external SD card info / data if required
How will I get my Xperia?
You will receive a notification on your Xperia smartphone when the service is available. Following the notification, over-the-air download/installation via Update Center (the app which also brings OTA software-updates to your Xperia smartphone) is required, and the final step includes activation via Settings -> Xperia-> my Xperia.
As the roll-out is happening region-wise, it might take some time to reach your phone.