Safe Mobile Devices

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Mobile devices like laptops, smartphones, and flash drives are convenient because they are small and portable. They are also easy to lose, and are susceptible to theft. In order to ensure that the personal information you have on your mobile devices is well protected, you should:
  1. Avoid public wireless access. 

  2. Be choosy about which apps you download, making sure to check privacy settings.

  3. Report lost or stolen devices. TC's Email Use Policy requires all employees who sync their TCGmail with a mobile device to report a lost or stolen device to the CIS Help Desk or their wireless carrier.  It is strongly recommended that students do the same.

  4. Use a password / lock code.  The video tutorials below will guide you through adding a password or lock code on Android and Apple mobile devices.
  5. Android Lock Codes

    Apple Lock Codes

  6. Some mobile devices offer encryption to keep your data secure.  Each device is different, and not all devices will allow for encryption out of the box.  There are apps available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store to encrypt your device.  On an Android device with Android 3.0 or higher, you can encrypt your device in the Security settings.  You will need to have a strong password and a charged battery prior to starting this process, since it can take up to an hour.

  7.  Android Security Settings  Choose "Encrypt Device" in Security Settings  Tap "Encrypt Device"  Verify device encryption

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