Instructions


Familia Setup and Usage


Quick Start

When you run Familia for the first time you will be guided with a short setup wizard that will help you get started with Familia.


Locating Your Device

Send the SMS command to locate your phone from another mobile phone. For example: if your SMS command was "getmyphone" send SMS with the word "getmyphone" anywhere in it to your missing phone number.
Familia will respond with reply SMS that will indicate where your lost phone was seen last.


Listen To Your Device

Send the SMS command to have your phone call you back from another mobile phone. For example: if your SMS command was "callmeback" send SMS with the word "callmeback" anywhere in it to your missing phone number.
Familia will have your lost phone call you back and after you answer the call you will be able to hear the sounds picked up by your lost phone.


Force Start The GPS

Send the SMS command to have your lost phone start it's GPS. For example: if your SMS command was "startgps" send SMS with the word "startgps" anywhere in it to your missing phone number.
Familia will attempt to start the GPS even if it was previously disabled. This may not work on all Android models.


Lock Your Device

To lock your device you need to enable "Allow Advanced Security" in Familia settings. Once enabled and confirmed, send the SMS command to lock your lost phone. For example: if your SMS command was "lockmeup" send SMS with the word "lockmeup" anywhere in it to your missing phone number.
Familia will lock your phone and send confirmation SMS back to you.
It is recommended that you will enable "Allow Advanced Security" in Familia settings even if you don't plan to remotely lock your device. This will prevent unauthorized uninstallation of Familia from your device (so that if your phone was stolen the thief will not be able to unisntall Familia easily)!


In Case Of Trouble

If you find yourself in an emergency situation and want to attract attention in your surroundings - enter the application and press the Panic"" button. A loud alarm sound will be heard and your phone screen and camera flash should blink constantly.
Familia is doing this to attract attention to you so you will be able to get help from near by people, or deter a potential attacker!
You can also activate this functionality remotely by sending the SMS Scream command. For example: if your SMS command was "screamnow" send SMS with the word "screamnow" and the alarm on your device should start. You will be able to locate a stolen device if it is near by.
Familia will respond with a confirmation SMS when the alarm is trigerred.