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Tips: Keeping your information safe

You can take some simple steps to help prevent the information on your BlackBerry® smartphone from being compromised, such as avoiding leaving your smartphone 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 smartphone data if your smartphone is lost, stolen, or corrupted by an unforeseen issue.

Set a smartphone 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 smartphone data to your computer.

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

Back up your smartphone data to a media card.

On the Home screen, click the Setup icon. In the Setup section, click Device Switch > Save Data.

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