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Set a smartphone password

If you forget your BlackBerry® smartphone password, it can't be recovered. You can reset your password without knowing your current password by deleting all your smartphone data.

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 smartphone data if your smartphone is lost, stolen, or corrupted by an unforeseen issue.

  1. On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Security > Password.
  3. Click Set Password.
  4. Type a password.
  5. Press the Menu key > Save.
After you finish: To turn off your smartphone password, clear the Enable checkbox.
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