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How to Password-Protect Your Phone

31 Days of Spring Cleaning: Password-Protect Your Phone

We've all experienced that sinking feeling when you can't find your cell; it's more than just a communication device these days. It's a device that holds a lot of personal information, especially if you have loaded up on banking, shopping, and instant purchase apps. Don't let your cell go unprotected this Spring (or ever again) — password-protect your home screen so hackers can't access your private info if your phone is lost or stolen. Find out how below.

  • For iPhone: from the home screen, select Settings > General > Passcode Lock
  • For Android: from the home screen, choose Settings > Security > Screen Lock and set an alphanumeric password for your home screen
  • For BlackBerry: from the home screen, select Options > Security Options > General Settings > Password > Enabled
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I put a password on my phone this year! After getting it stolen twice... I realized it was worth the extra effort every time I use it. Recommended!
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