Turn on encryption

Depending on the amount of storage space available for storing files on your smartphone, you might not be able to encrypt files on your smartphone.
Before you begin: To encrypt data on your BlackBerry® smartphone, you must set a password for your smartphone.
  1. On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Security > Encryption.
  3. To encrypt data on your smartphone, in the Device Memory section, select the Encrypt checkbox.
  4. To encrypt files that are stored on a media card and on your smartphone, in the Media Card section, select the Encrypt checkbox and do one of the following:
    • To encrypt files using an encryption key that your smartphone generates, change the Mode field to Device Key.
    • To encrypt files using your smartphone password, change the Mode field to Device Password.
    • To encrypt files using an encryption key and your smartphone password, change the Mode field to Device Password & Device Key.
  5. To also encrypt media files such as pictures, songs, and videos, select the Include Media Files checkbox.
  6. Press the Menu key > Save.
After you finish:

To stop encrypting data on your smartphone, in the Device Memory section, clear the Encrypt checkbox. To stop encrypting files, in the Media Card section, clear the Encrypt checkbox.

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