User Guide

Turn on encryption

Before you begin: To encrypt data on your BlackBerry smartphone, you must set a password for your smartphone.

Depending on the amount of storage space available, you might not be able to encrypt files on your smartphone or on your media card.

You can set encryption to include or exclude your contacts. If you turn on encryption for contacts and you receive a call when your smartphone is locked, the encrypted contact information doesn't appear on the screen.

  1. On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Security > Encryption.
  3. To encrypt data and files on your smartphone, in the Device Memory section, select the Encrypt checkbox.
  4. To encrypt files that are stored on a media card, 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. Press the Menu key > Save.
After you finish:

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



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