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Tips: Keeping your information safe

You can take some simple steps to help prevent the information on your BlackBerry® device from being compromised, such as avoiding leaving your device unattended.

Research In Motion recommends that you regularly create and save a backup file on your computer, especially before you update any software. Maintaining a current backup file on your computer might allow you to recover device data if your device is lost, stolen, or corrupted by an unforeseen issue.

For full instructions, click the links under Related information at the bottom.

Set a password

On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon. Click Security > Password.

Encrypt contacts and files

On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon. Click Security > Encryption.

Back up your device data

Use the backup tool in the BlackBerry® Desktop Software to back up your device data. To download the BlackBerry Desktop Software, from your computer, visit www.blackberry.com/desktop and select the appropriate option for your computer.


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