Simple sms remote
Control your device by sending text messages

Remotely control a phone through sms messages. Install the app on the device, which should be controlled, and send control commands from any messenger to it.


  • specify which modules are accessible and which phones are granted
  • start sms receiver after boot
  • send multiple commands with one message
  • reply to sender phone with result message
  • show permanent notification with receiver status
  • view log of sms receiver


  • Hotspot: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Wifi: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Bluetooth: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Mobile Data Connection: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Battery: get level, check if battery is charging
  • Location: get current device coordinates
  • Audio Volume: set and get volume of all audio types (ringtone, music, ...)
  • Display: set and get brightness, set and get display off timeout, turn display off
  • Camera: take photo with default settings or custom options (flash, autofocus and more)


Granted phones are required to be set for each module, so not everyone can control the device. However, if someone fakes his phone number he is able to use all enabled modules. (Note that this might be a complicated and illegal procedure. Moreover also common antitheft apps like avast trust the sender's phone number.

License: MIT

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For full details and additional technical information, see this application's page on the F-Droid wiki.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications, and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

Version 1.0.0 - Added on 2017-01-02

This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

This version is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball below.

download apk 3.2 MB GPG Signature
source tarball 1.3 MB
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