Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to Secure Your Nokia Lumia Phone With Lock Screen Password?


The Nokia Lumia with Windows Phones 8 (Nokia Lumia 520, 620, 625, 720, 820, 822, 920, 1020, 925, 928, 810) have been designed with your data security in mind. Today in this tutorial, we will try to cover the steps about how can you secure your phone by applying password on lock screen. Applying a password on your phone is one of the most basic security feature that you would want on your phone. With the steps in this post, you would be able to secure the information on your phone.



Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8
Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8

Lock Screen:

With lock screen password, you can prevent others to access the information on your phone. To set up your lock screen password follow the mentioned steps.

Step 1: Tap on 'SETTINGS' tile to open SETTINGS screen.


Tap on Setting tile
Tap on Setting tile
Step 2: Tap on 'lock screen'


Tap on lock screen
Tap on lock screen
Step 3: From the lock screen, scroll to the end and you will see a Password slider.


Lock Screen password slider
Lock Screen password slider
Step 4: You need to slide the Password slider to the right to make it On. The moment you turn it On. It will ask for password and confirm password. Supply your desired password (at least 5 digit long)and tap on 'done' button. (Note: You need to remember this password. If you forget this password, phone will need to be reset to factory settings.


Adding password to Lock Screen
Adding password to Lock Screen
Once you tap on done button, the password is set and you will be back to Lock Screen. From now on you will see the two more option after password. One is to change the password and other one is the password requirements which you can configure as per your requirements. From the 'Screen times out after drop-down, you can select how long it take before the screen locks down when idle.


Password applied on Lock Screen
Password applied on Lock Screen
Now you are all set. We have the password set on lock screen. Now no one else can start using your phone in your absence.  Now we need to see the lock screen password in action. Just press the power button to let your screen go to sleep mode and then try to awake your screen and you will see a password screen before you go into start screen on your phone.


Lock Screen on Nokia Lumia 620
Lock Screen on Nokia Lumia 620
From now on you need to enter password in order to open your phone. In next couple of tutorials, we will cover more on Windows phone features to safeguard your data against unauthorized access.






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