Here are useful security features for your mobile device. Use whichever feature your device offers that provide the best security for your needs:

1.  Password, pass code, or Pin: If you set a password, pass code, or Pin to access your device is simple and effective. Try using a code that is four digits or longer so that you can keep it a secret, like you do for any of your other passwords.

2. Unlock pattern:  Many mobile devices let you set unlock patterns that function like passwords in a way. Use a pattern that is complex and keep it a secret to protect it from observers. Also be careful of smudges on the front of your device may reveal your pattern to unauthorized users.

3. Device lockout: Most mobile devices provide a lockout option that locks the device if someone makes several unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, Pin, or pattern. If you set the lockout setting to a limit of 10 attempts is usually enough.

 

Would like to learn more?
Signup today and receive free updates straight in your inbox. We will never share or sell your email address.