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Play it Safe Protect your Smartphone with a password

Author: ITS

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

Category: Tips and Tricks , General Interest

Smartphones may be small in size, but the number of things you can do with them is endless, from checking your email to paying bills to listening to music to playing games and much more. Yes, there’s no denying the convenience of being able to do so much with a device small enough to fit into your pocket, but this also makes Smartphones easy to lose and an easy and popular target for thieves to snatch up when no one’s looking.

no entrySetting a PIN code or password on your phone’s lock screen is a simple and effective way to prevent others from being able to use or access personal information on your phone it if is ever lost or stolen. To set a lock screen password on your Smartphone:

Android: Go to Settings > Location & security > Set up screen lock. Android gives you the option of using a connect-the-dots swipe pattern instead of a PIN or password, just be aware that this might leave smudges on your screen making it easier for a stranger to crack.

BlackBerry: Go to Options > Security Options > General Settings >Password.

iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Passcode lock.

Want more security tips for your smartphone? Check out the Top 10 Smartphone Security Tips article from SmallBusinessComputing.com.