Security is a major feature in BlackBerry devices. We all know RIM has put a lot of work and effort in making BlackBerrys secure from all the evil minds out there, but what happens when you lose your phone? I’ve come across people who use BlackBerry for business and other important or confidential tasks. These people don’t always have their BlackBerry password locked, preventing any unwanted access to your phone’s contacts and other data. When a BlackBerry is password locked, you can’t access any of its content without knowing the password. If you try to guess, after a certain amount of failed attempts your BlackBerry will wipe the device to make sure nobody but the owner gets ahold of the information in it. This guide will show you how to password lock your BlackBerry smartphone so that only you or anyone who knows it can use it.
To enable password lock on your BlackBerry smartphone:
1. Go to Options and select Security.
2. In the new menu, select Password.
3. Check the box next to Enable to enable password lock.
4. Tap the Set Password button to input your new password.
5. Enter the password in the New Password box. You will get a second prompt asking to verify your password.
Once you enter the password twice, it’s all set. Your device is now password locked and will ask for you to enter it everytime you want to unlock it. There are other several options that you can enable if you wish, such as the number of password attempts, which is the number of times you can input a wrong password before the device wipes itself.
To enable password lock on your BlackBerry PlayBook:
1. Go to Settings by tapping the Gear icon in the top right corner.
2. Go to Security and tap Password.
3. Set the Enable Password option to On. You’ll be prompted to set your new password.
4. Type it in the New and Confirm Password fields and then tap Ok.
That’s it. Now you’ve got your BlackBerry devices locked up and secured! If you’ve got any questions just leave a comment below.