Android Tips

Remotely Run Commands on Android Device Via SMS

Consider a scenario, you reach your office or college and discover that you have left the phone at your home. Now there is an emergency to get a contact from your phone. To make it more worse you don’t have the contact synced through Google. What will you do next? Panic.

Wouldn’t it be great if you send a message to your phone from any number and the phone would reply us back the required contact number? Meet Agastya one of the oldest app to perform such and many other things on your android phone remotely through SMS.

Agastya is freely available on the Play Store and you can start setting up by grabbing a copy of it. The first screen is of Registration where you enter your valid email id, and a 4 digit security pin which will be used to access data via other phone.


The next screen shows how Agastya works.


The workflow is super easy. You install Agastya on your phone and when it receives SMS with the four digit security code it sends you a list of commands which will be valid for the next one hour. An example: you can send the “SILENT” (without quotes) word in the message and it will turn the phone ringer to the silent mode.

Here are the few of the functionalities Agastya lets you do via SMSes.

  • RINGER – Turn on the ringer
  • IMEI – Get the IMEI number of your phone
  • SILENT – Turn off the phone’s ringer
  • LAST MESSAGES – Retrieve the last 5 text messages received on your phone
  • LAST CALLS – Know the last 5 missed/received/dailed numbers

The app should be handy for people who use multiple handsets at a time. Agastya eliminates the need for carrying all of them together as essential details it makes available on a single mobile, on the tap of the fingers.

Download Agastya (Free) | Google Play Store

By Kamal Nayan

Kamal Nayan is a blogger at where he has been writing about personal technology, productivity hacks and often produces how to videos. He takes some time off from his engineering to write about tips and tweaks related to Android and other phones on this blog.

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