How to Increase Security on BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

There are some very simple things that you can do to increase the security on your BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. Here’s a guide to the basics.

Set / Change Handset Password

You can keep your phone secure by creating a password to get into the handset. To do this:

  • Go to HOME.
  • Select “options”.
  • Then “password”.
  • Make sure that the password field is set to “enabled”.
  • Click on “set password”.
  • Enter the password that you want to use.
  • Press MENU and save.

You should change this password a few times per year to make sure that it stays secure. To change your password:

  • Go HOME.
  • Select “options”.
  • Click “password”.
  • Choose to “change password”.
  • Enter the new password, press MENU and save.

Once you have set your password, you will need to get in the habit of locking the device. The main way to do this is to go to home and click “password lock”. This means that you’ll now need to use the password to get into the Curve 3G.

Another option is to set your phone to automatically lock when you put it into its holster. Here’s how:

  • Go to HOME.
  • Select “options”.
  • Choose “password”.
  • Go to “lock handheld upon holstering” and change the selection to “yes”.
  • Press MENU and save.

Set a limit for password attempts

Once you’ve set a password you should set a limit for password attempts. This prevents people from just typing in lots of choices and accessing the phone despite the lock. To do this:

  • Go to HOME.
  • Select “options”.
  • Then “password”.
  • Go to the field that says “set number of password attempts”. Enter the number of tries you want to have.
  • Press MENU and save.

Lock the keyboard

You can strengthen security more by locking the keyboard. Do this simply by pressing and holding down on the “play/pause/mute” button on the Blackberry Curve 3G 9300.

Delete 3rd party apps

If you don’t use your third party apps on a regular basis then you should delete them for enhanced security. If you want to delete all of them at once, do the following:

  • Go HOME.
  • Select “options”.
  • Then “security options”.
  • Click “security wipe”.
  • Select “user installed applications”.
  • Type in “blackberry”.
  • Press “wipe”.

Note that after selecting “security wipe”, you can also delete media card files and other data. It’s important to do this if you’re going to be selling your phone or letting someone else use it.

Encrypt your files

You can encrypt files on this device although it could slow down the handset. If you want to encrypt files, go back into “security options” and change the “encryption” field to “enabled.

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