Protect your phone
Learn how to protect your phone, and keep your data secure.
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.
If the lock key is out of reach, press the menu key, then select Unlock.
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. You can also encrypt your memory card, and protect your encryption key with a password.
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
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.
Encrypt a memory card
Select Encryption off > Encrypt and save key .
Type in a password to protect your encryption key. The password must have at least 4 characters, and you can use upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.
Name your encryption key to help you find the correct key when you need it.
You can also use an existing key or encrypt your memory card without a key.
Select Encryption off.
Select Encryption on > Decrypt .
To decrypt your memory card and switch encryption off, select Encryption on > Decrypt & disable encryption .