What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works

What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works
What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works

What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works : In all American cities and many other cities of the world Cellphone theft is the biggest source of crime these days, because smart phones from many reputable companies are pretty pricy that is why the rate of stealing of these smart phones is getting higher day by day. looking at the crime rate American law enforcers wants the companies of these smart devices to place a kill switch in the phone so that they can stop the phone from working after the phone is stolen. this initiative is called the SOS which means Secure Our Smartphones, according to the reports about 113 smart phone devices are stolen or lost in one minute in America, and if you look at the recent study which shows that lost or stolen smart phone devices cost consumers of these devices about 30 billion USD a year. many companies are taking interest in this SOS initiative, some of the major players are Apple and Microsoft with Samsung and Google the Search engine giant. in short we can say that a kill switch will make any smart phone UN-operational or we can say that it will brick the device…

 

What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works

 

What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works
What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works

 

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What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works

 

How a Kill Switch In Mobile Works

 

What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works
What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works

Apple iOS already got a feature through which you can track your lost or stolen phone and there are many other Apps as well for other platforms such as Android and Windows Phone with BlackBerry, which will offer the same feature like Apple iOS and will allow you to track the stolen or lost smart phone. but Apple is the first smart phone manufacturer to add a kill switch to its iPhone devices, with this latest feature Apple user will be able to not only track their device but they can also deactivate the device so that it won’t work any more. Apple will add a tracking app and that app can only be removed from the device if you have the exact security code, so if thieves try to remove or deactivate that app without the proper code, then they are done with the device because it won’t work after that. Android also got an App for this kind of stuff with the help of which you can remotely wipe-out your smart phones complete data and can lock it as well. Korea also took this step a bit further and now all the domestic smart phone manufacturers will make their devices with a kill switch, so now Samsung and LG will soon start producing such smart phones which will have this switch…

 

But Can A Kill Switch Stop Thieves From Stealing Smart Phones

 

What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works
What Is Kill Switch In Mobiles and How It Works

Many experts think differently and argued that despite all these counter measure there won’t be a huge change in the crime rate, because if a thief can change the cellphone’s IMEI which stands for International Mobile Station Equipment Identity, then they will come up with a solution for the kill switch as well. International Mobile Station Equipment Identity is illegal in many countries but still one can get a clear idea of how to do it just by searching on the Internet. many mobile networks are using CEIR which stands for Central Equipment Identity Register, and after a phone is lost or stolen the mobile network can block the phone through that 15 digit unique IMEI number but after someone change the IMEI number no one will be able to track and block that phone and then anyone can use that phone anywhere in the world. but this SOS initiative is a good addition to the security tools that are already in existence. but to be honest this latest kill switch won’t play a vital role in reducing the theft of smart phones. what is your opinion about this Kill Switch In Mobiles do let us know in the comments section below and follow us on social media for more latest technology news and updates…

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