Using a smartphone password

You can set a password to help protect your BlackBerry smartphone from unauthorized use.

You can also set your smartphone to lock automatically at specified time intervals (for example, every 30 minutes), or to lock when it is inserted in a holster. By default, when you type your smartphone password incorrectly more than 10 times, your smartphone is designed to permanently delete your stored data and application data. You can change how many password attempts are allowed before all data on your smartphone is deleted.

If your smartphone is associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that supports this feature, you can indicate that you are unlocking your smartphone against your will by moving the first character of your password to the end of your password. For example, if your smartphone password is blackberry, to send an email notification that you are under duress you would type lackberryb.

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