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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 back-up file on your computer, especially before you update any software. Maintaining a current back-up 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 Set-up icon. In the Set-up section, click Device Switch > Save Data.

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