Always password protect your mobile device

March 30, 2012

Enabling the inbuilt mobile password (passcode) protection should be one of the first things you do when you first fire up your new expensive cherished device. You don’t want someone to be able to read or post Facebook status updates, post tweets, and send SMS’s and emails or listen to your private voicemails do you? If you value your privacy then you should find this post rather interesting. Below you will find FOUR of the most popular mobile operating systems, where I outline the default method for setting up a password/PIN for your mobile operating system and data. Note: The following are in no particular order:

Apple iPhone iOS 4.0 upwards
This is a four digit pin which isn’t the most secure method, but it’s better than having no security on your iOS device. To activate your PIN click > Settings > General > Passcode Lock and click ‘Turn Passcode On’. You will have to input your PIN code twice to verify it is correct. Note: In the event you have 10 failed passcode attempts, iOS will erase ALL the data on your device. Read more…Comments

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