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? Define a lock code, and set your phone to lock itself automatically when you're not using it.

  1. Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Phone > Phone management > Security settings > Phone and SIM card.

  2. Select Security 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 phone. If you forget the lock 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 information, contact a Nokia Care point or your phone dealer.

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

Lock your phone manually

On the home screen, press the power key , select Lock phone, and enter the lock code.

Unlock your phone

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

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

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Encrypt your data

Want to protect your data against unauthorised use? You can encrypt data on your phone using an encryption key.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > 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.

Encrypt the phone memory

Select Encryption on.

Decrypt the phone memory

Select Encryption off.

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

  1. Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Phone > Phone management and 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 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.