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SMS Remote Control
What does SMS Remote Control do?
By enabling the password protected SMS Remote Control feature of GPSToday, you can, for example, track your stolen phone, or use your phone as an un-attended tracking device with power saving features, or allow an authorized user to get your location via SMS (on any mobile phone of any make or model), or email.
Does it need a data connection to work?
No, the SMS Remote Control feature works over SMS and a data connection is not a pre-requisite for most commands.
How does it work?
SMS Remote Control allows your phone to receive, authenticate, and react to special commands sent via SMS.
What commands can be sent to my phone?
Most commands operate on various GPS related functions of GPSToday, like starting the GPS to get a quickfix, or making the phone send a map link of the phone's current location to any specified phone number or email-address. Some crucial non-GPS related commands are also supported. A full list is below.
SMS Remote Control Command Basic Syntax
The SMS syntax is:
#gpstoday password command param
Where password must match a mandatory password set by you in GPSToday settings.
SMS Remote Control Command: quickfix
Command name: quickfix
Parameters: no params needed with this command
Action: -causes GPSToday to attempt a one-time quickfix
Example: #gpstoday password quickfix

If the password were abcdef, the full text of the SMS to be sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef quickfix
SMS Remote Control Command: rungps
Command name: rungps
Parameters: on|off
Action: on turns on the GPS in persistent mode, off turns it off
Example: #gpstoday password rungps on

If the password were abcdef, the full text of the SMS to be sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef rungps on
SMS Remote Control Command: autofix
Command name: autofix
Parameters: off|auto|20|60|600|1800|3600 (put only one number from this list)
Action: Turns on or off autofixes at the specified interval. auto turn on autofixes and let GPSToday adaptively set the update interval.
off turn off auto fixes at timed intervals
20|60|600|1800|3600 turn on autofixes at specified interval in seconds.
Example: #gpstoday password autofix 60

If the password were abcdef, the full text of the SMS to be sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef autofix 60
SMS Remote Control Command: map
Command name: map
Parameters: phone-number|email-address [Optional]
Action: Send a maps link to the specified phone-number via SMS, or email-address via data-connection, clicking which opens up a map with the phone's current location. The link is compatible with and works on all desktop and mobile browsers. If the phone-number or email-address is not specified, the link is sent back to the sender of the remote control SMS command.
Example: If the password were abcdef, the full text of the SMS sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef map 98765432
To send to email-address use the syntax:
#gpstoday abcdef map address@email.com
To get a maps link back to the phone from which the SMS is being sent, simply send the command:
#gpstoday abcdef map
SMS Remote Control Command: report
Command name: report
Parameters: phone-number|email-address [Optional]
Action: Similar to the map command, but instead of sending only a map link, this command sends more detailed information to the specified phone-number via SMS, or email-address via data-connection. The information includes the geolocation, the street-address if available, the speed,heading and altitude, and the time the GPS fix was last obtained. If the phone-number or email-address is not specified, the information is sent back to the sender of the remote control SMS command.
Example: If the password were abcdef, the full text of the SMS sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef report 98765432
To send to an email-address use the syntax:
#gpstoday abcdef report address@email.com
To get the information back to the phone from which the SMS is being sent, simply send the command:
#gpstoday abcdef report
SMS Remote Control Command: password
Command name: password
Parameters: newpassword
Action: Changes the current SMS Remote Control password setup on the device to the new one specified. This new password must now be used for all future SMS Remote Control Commands
Example: If the current password were abcdef, and the new desired password is vwxyz, the full text of the SMS to be sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef password vxwxyz
SMS Remote Control Command: call
Command name: call
Parameters: phone-number [Optional]
Action: Initiate phone call to the target number specified. If the phone-number is not specified, a call will be initiated to the number from which the SMS command was received.
Example: If the password were abcdef, the full text of the SMS sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef call 98765432
To get a call-back to the phone from which the SMS is being sent, simply send the command:
#gpstoday abcdef call
SMS Remote Control Command: reset
Command name: reset
Parameters: no params needed with this command
Action:Immediately soft-reset the device.
Example: If the password were abcdef, the full text of the SMS to be sent to your phone should be:
#gpstoday abcdef reset

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