We've all experienced that sinking feeling when you can't find your cell; it's more than just a communication device these days. It's a device that holds a lot of personal information, especially if you have loaded up on banking, shopping, and instant purchase apps. Don't let your cell go unprotected this Spring (or ever again) — password-protect your home screen so hackers can't access your private info if your phone is lost or stolen. Find out how below.
- For iPhone: from the home screen, select Settings > General > Passcode Lock
- For Android: from the home screen, choose Settings > Security > Screen Lock and set an alphanumeric password for your home screen
- For BlackBerry: from the home screen, select Options > Security Options > General Settings > Password > Enabled