Protect your phone
Learn how to protect your phone, and keep your data secure.
Lock the keys and screen
To avoid accidentally making a call when your phone is in your pocket or bag, lock the keys and screen of your phone.
Press the lock key.
Press the lock key, then drag the lock screen left or right. If the lock key is out of reach, press the menu key instead.
When you're not using your phone, the keys and screen lock automatically after a while. You can set the length of the delay.
Set how long before the keys and screen lock
Select > Settings and Phone > Display > Screen/keylock time-out .
Set the length of time after which the keys and screen are locked automatically.
Set your phone to lock automatically
Want to protect your phone against unauthorised use? Create a security code, and set your phone to lock itself automatically when you're not using it.
Select > Settings > Phone > Phone management and Security settings > Phone and SIM card .
Select Phone autolock period > User defined , then set how long before the phone locks itself.
Create a security code using at least 4 characters. You can use numbers, symbols, and upper and lower case letters.
To type in letters or symbols, press and hold #.
Keep the security code secret and in a safe place separate from your phone. If you forget the security code and your phone is locked, your phone will require service. Additional charges may apply, and all the personal data in your phone may be deleted. For more info, contact Nokia Care or your phone dealer.
On the home screen, press the power key , select Lock phone, then type in the security code.
Press the lock key, drag the lock screen left or right, type in the security code, then select OK.
If the lock key is out of reach, press the menu key instead.
See Lock your phone remotely .
Lock your phone remotely
Forgot your phone at work and want to lock it to prevent unauthorised use? You can lock your phone remotely using a predefined text message. You can also lock the memory card remotely.
Enable remote locking
Select > Settings > Phone > Phone management and Security settings > Phone and SIM card > Remote phone locking > Enabled .
Enter the text message content. It can be 5-20 characters, and both upper and lower case letters can be used.
Enter the same text again to verify it.
Enter the lock code.
To lock the phone remotely, write the predefined text, and send it to your phone as a text message.
To unlock your phone, you need the lock code.
Encrypt your data
Want to protect your data against unauthorised use? You can encrypt data on your phone using an encryption key.
Select > Settings > Phone > Phone management > Security settings > Encryption .
It may take several minutes to encrypt or decrypt your data. During the encryption process, do not:
Use your phone unless you have to
Switch your phone off
Remove the battery
If you haven't set your phone to lock itself automatically when not in use, you are prompted to do so when you encrypt your data for the first time.
Select Encryption on.
Select Encryption off.