Nokia N8-00 - Protect your device

Learn how to protect your device, and keep your data secure.

Set your device to lock automatically

Device lock

Want to protect your device against unauthorized use? Define a lock code, and set your device to lock itself automatically when you're not using it.

  1. Select Menu > Settings and Phone > Phone management > Security settings > Phone and SIM card.

  2. Select Lock code, and enter a lock code. A minimum of 4 characters is required, and numbers, symbols, and upper and lower case letters can be used.

    Keep the lock code secret and in a safe place separate from your device. If you forget the lock code and your device is locked, your device will require service. Additional charges may apply, and all the personal data in your device may be deleted. For more information, contact a Nokia Care point or your device dealer.

  3. Select Phone autolock period, and define the length of time after which the device is locked automatically.

Lock your device manually

In the home screen, press key-power.jpg, select Lock phone, and enter the lock code.

Unlock your device

Slide the key lock switch, enter the lock code, and select OK.

If the key lock switch is out of reach, press the menu key, and select Unlock.

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Lock your device remotely

Remote locking

Forgot your device at work and want to lock it to prevent unauthorized use? You can lock your device remotely using a predefined text message. You can also lock the memory card remotely.

Enable remote locking

  1. Select Menu > Settings and Phone > Phone management > Security settings > Phone and SIM card > Remote phone locking > Enabled.

  2. Enter the text message content. It can be 5-20 characters, and both upper and lower case letters can be used.

  3. Enter the same text again to verify it.

  4. Enter the lock code.

Send the lock message

To lock the device remotely, write the predefined text, and send it to your device as a text message.

To unlock your device, you need the lock code.

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