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How to secure a mobile device

This page is about how to secure a smartphone or tablet against data theft. You are required to do this for a device used for work, and strongly encouraged to do it for any device.

Setting a PIN code (passcode)

Encryption of data

  • Apple: Encryption is automatically enabled when you set a passcode, so you do not need to do anything else.
  • Android: Encryption is automatically enabled in recent versions of Android (Nougat and later), so you do not need to do anything else. You should not be using an older version of Android to access University services.

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