CrackBerry Asks: Do you lock your BlackBerry 10 smartphone using a password?

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By James Richardson on 11 Dec 2013 03:01 pm EST
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Considering that BlackBerry have the most secure mobile operating system available -- as demonstrated by various government agencies around the world and the main man President Obama -- I was curious to find out how many BlackBerry 10 users are taking their own security to the max and keeping their beloved BlackBerry password protected. 

I'll admit - I don't use a password and never had. Adam flat out said he never uses one on his Z10 either. I make this choice out of pure laziness as I can't be bothered to type the password each time I pick up my BlackBerry. In my defense, I'm never without my trusty device. It's either in my hand or secure in a holster and if somebody really wants to steal it they are going to have to take me down first - or catch me when I run away! 

When I'm out in public I'm forever noticing iPhone users unlocking their devices in order to use it. Let's see if the BlackBerry 10 community is batting from the same field. 

Are you using a password on your device? Do you have a holster case to make you feel secure? Or maybe you have a third-party app for locking down your files or something else? Let us know in the poll below then hit up the comments!

 

400 comments

pjzadnikcdn

Hell yes

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IJKBB10

Lol That's exactly what I said when I clicked to read the article

radwon

Yeah I figured most people do. I'm wondering if I should include a password option within Charger Alert for those who don't use a device password.
________
Developer of Charger Alert

artttom

Might be a good idea

Posted via CB10

Fish Crackers

Haha me too! I don't know why you wouldn't

Posted via CB10 on Q10

tayl0rd

There are tons of reasons not to:

- don't have any data/info on the phone that would be damaging if it were compromised
- phone never leaves your side for any reason
- work from home
- need someone else to be able to access the phone
- less of a hassle to quickly get into the phone to snap a quick pic/vid

And I'm sure many, many more reasons not to use a password.

aaronpan

Same here lol

Posted from my bangin Q10

castano22

Being on 10.2.1, I use the picture unlock feature to unlock my phone. Surprisingly it works really well because no one, and I mean no one, I show it to has any idea on how to unlock my phone. Some people click the numbers, others, once realizing they can slide the numbers around, slide any random number to guess the combination to unlock. After a while they give up and just have fun sliding around the numbers.

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qabb

Genuine question (not trying to be smart): Since I'm not on the leak, I was wondering how is that possible. From what I've seen on the videos of the leak, in a picture password, basically you pick the number you had preselected and drag it to the pre-defined area on the screen and it unlocks. Now if someone is watching you, can't they see what number you dragged to which position and thus know your password? I understand you can drag from anywhere and don't need to actually press on the number, but once its moves to the required position does it highlight the number, thus giving it away? Just wondering... Thanks.

springbok

No, it doesn't highlight anything or give any indicators that you've gotten it right other than the lock screen disappearing or it refreshes and tells you how many attempts are left. I'm guessing the demo videos you've seen always has the actual number hidden under a finger? I've also noticed that, if the actual number is on top of or close to the target area, you can't just tap the screen or slide it a tiny bit for it to work. Need to pick the number from somewhere else. Very smart 'cause it prevents unintentional/accidental unlocking.

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qabb

Wow, that is pretty cool. Thanks for the clarification! I'll definitely use the picture password now once its officially released..

quizm

I tried picture password and it is truly secure. For me it is overdone. Trying to find my number often takes too much time. It could be a bit simpler.

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codemaker

I think it also randomizes the start position of the numbers.

johnnyuk

With Picture Password it's the fact you can slide the random number grid around with your finger on ANY of the numbers that makes it more secure, not just having your chosen number obscured by your finger. If you always slide using your chosen number if someone watching you saw which number you covered up and moved to the location they'd have a good chance of being able to recreate the combination.

If you always move the grid with your finger on a number that ISN'T your chosen number even someone watching you has little chance of reproducing it except by pure fluke and even then they wouldn't be able reproduce the fluke next time!

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qabb

Cool. Thanks guys.

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Pdoody

Yeah the picture unlock is phenomenal. It's too bad it wasn't here for launch in January!

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Crypt1c

Yepp! Really with picture password how could you not want a password? Most simple to use, and has to be one of the most difficult to crack. I can unlock my phone with people looking and they still have no clue. Lol

Got to protect your Facebook status..mine has announced I like to do homosexual acts one too many times.

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Knightcrawler

THIS is what im waiting for. From everything i've seen so far, picture password is the most exciting feature. It brings a lot of utility to the device, and now i'll be able to lock it and unlock it without worrying about trying to hide my password.

Also, to qabb's question, i wouldn't even put my finger on that number. Just tap and drag any random spot, until the desired number is in the desired location. Even if somoene is sitting beside you staring at your screen, they only see what number you put your finger on (a random one), but have no idea which is the number that unlocks, and where it's supposed to go. Especially if there are multiple repeating digits on screen (which i hope is the case)

qabb

Yeah, if that's how it is then awesome! Truly peek proof.

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Nharzhool

There should be an option: "Only around my asshole friends."

NdBlu14

Lol.

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zeon mohamedd

No for sure because no one of my friends from iPhone and Android users know how to unlock it by swiping from down to up

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Enri69

Of course

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prdamrican#AC

Yes but a pin code

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ProjectBrett

No, because when u push the top button to lock the lock doesn't set, u have to hold it in and click lock ;(

Posted via CB10 with a BlackBerry Z10.

shahyaz

Hey, every second counts in this dog-eat-dog world! Imagine the difficulty in pressing one extra button. :s Think of all the important blinking that could be done in that fraction of a second.

DStLouis

Fine, so don't spent any seconds on locking your devices then.
--> Just let your device lock itself after the preset time.
You have choices from 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 or 60 minutes after what it will self-lock
(please avoid the latest ones...)

aaronpan

I wonder why there is no option to lock immediately....

Posted from my bangin Q10

DStLouis

He He. You would be quite funny to look at if that was the case.
That also means that the moment that you are not doing any actions on your device (tapping, swiping, side volume rockers...) ..it will self-lock
Humm. Sure you dont want that.

huckleberry_Jer

I know, its silly that they don't have this option.
Sometimes i leave my phone on my desk at work and i can walk pretty far in 1min before my phone locks. It seems so inconvenient to hold the button down an use two hands to lock your phone.

Give us the option, i think people would use it more.

Doolittle2

My iPad used to lock every time I hit the "sleep " button and it drove me nuts. I changed it so that the lock time was longer than the sleep time so that I wouldn't have to unlock it constantly. Agree it should be customizable.

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DStLouis

Note also that in the situation that some one manage to get a hand one your phone, he (she) will not be able to change that self-locking policy. The device will requires that you enter the originally set password (or PIN) in order to do so.
So he (she) must keep using it otherwise it will self-lock. If the lock delay is set relatively short, quite sure he will face that lock screen anytime soon.

DStLouis

The top button doesnt lock your device, it simply turn the screen off....
But after the set time it will lock itself.

pick1eberry

Incorrect. Pressing the top button for 2 seconds produces the lock icon at the bottom of the screen (Z10). Pressing the icon locks the screen.

BlackBerry Forever!

DStLouis

That's fine, I understand that.
I was refering to the comment from "ProjectBrett". He feel that holding the top button for 2 seconds in order to lock the device was not quite practical, reason not to enable Pasword on it. I feel he was under the impression that its phone will not lock any other way then holding that top button and then tapping on the lock icon.

Dave Bourque

The point is... you don't need to press any buttons to lock... it will auto lock itself after a set time based on your settings.

playbookster

Not usually.

Sent from my Z30

darkwater79

I'm not on the leak but will certainly use that when it comes officially.

Posted via CB10

Dan-AddictedtoBB

+1 I can unlock my phone right in front of someone, and they still can't tell exactly what I did to unlock it. By far the most secure locking feature I've ever seen on a phone!

Posted via CB10

xmasberry

I used to have a password on my 9810 because I had the keyboard. I still have a device password and I use a holster but instead of typing a lock screen password I use the picture password on my Z30. I find that a little easier to deal with instead of having to bang out a password on the screen keyboard every time.

jupiter8

Absolutely. With a strong password and encrypted.

Posted via CB10

Searchy

Definitely with encryption. It would be silly to leave your phone unprotected.

Posted from my BlackBerry Z10

TranceRomance

Yup! 5min lock, password, encrypted, holster (otterbox defender) everything.

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

Prem WatsApp

Encrypted,no
Password yes, just a very short one is enough to keep 'em petty thieves out

No password = no way

My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

bigcheeba

Yep since day one

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kaze_25

You have to be cray cray not to have a passage on your phone

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Prem WatsApp

... cray cray, did spell check get in your way, hey hey...

:-) j/k

My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

Aljean Thein

Before no, but one of my co worker keeps hacking my fb thru my phone. So now, I have a password! Buahaha

Posted via CB10

Lostonline

You're not being hacked if you leave an unsecured device laying around.

Touch my phone once, I politely inform you you are out of line, and don't touch my phone. If you're a little slow and still don't get the message, I will take it back by force.. you may or may not wind up with broken fingers.
If you're so stupid, or brave enough to go for round 3, you're otw to emergency while I get to talk to a gudge.

Hacked.. lol, I swear people own phine smarter then they are.

BB until it is not CDN

darkwater79

It's these people that keep making those prince/billionaire scam emails worth while.

Posted via CB10

Doolittle2

Maybe there should be an "angry drunk" avatar.

Posted via Z30

csubi

WestJet IT policy forces me to lock it down. Enter the password wrong 6 times... bye bye phone content

Sent From My BlackBerry Z10 Powered By An Unlicensed Nuclear Accelerator

GeneralHerzog

Before I get to my reply to your post. Well done on this years Christmas Miracle. I hope you're proud to be in the Westjet family. Being a Calgarian and thus their home base made me feel all that much better. Good on ya!!

Now, my company also restricts my phone so I have no choice. My personal Zed however is a free flyer. It never leaves my pocket or my side and as such I'm not worried about someone getting into it.
Even if they did, they'll like the skin flicks, er uh, I mean the movies on it.

Denny_Crane

So much about my life is in my email folders, so of course I'm going to lock it.

walcolm

I now use the picture password thanks to the leaked OS

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mayaprophet

Can't trust anyone even myself!

Posted via CB10

Miss_Hawkins

Hell yeah

Posted via CB10

Fanatix85

Hardly Ever. But, Only when I know I'm going to have quite a few drinks and there's a chance I could lose the phone.

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gs_gnijjar

Hell yea! Can't leave my baby out in the open for anyone to take a sneak peek at.

Join my Punjabi Channel C0012376A

Fran9670

I use a password all the time; and of course, I use a Blackberry OEM holster to lock my beloved BlackBerry Q10 all the time.

God Bless You!

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DStLouis

Yes absolutly.
Anything could happen (forget it, drop it, someone picking it up...).

But to be honnest, I did'nt expected that so much percent were locking it as I do.

Le_Taq

Always! But really wish I had the picture password option.

Shoryuken

I trust in Blackberry's security so much I don't need a device password!!!!

Searchy

^ Stupidest comment I've read today. Without a password, your phone isn't your phone.

Posted from my BlackBerry Z10

Shoryuken

I guess sarcasm doesn't run well on the internet.

TranceRomance

It's all good! Some of us got it.

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

OWCA83

Yes!!!!

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OWCA83

+ holster + encrypted!! + encrypted messages via SendCryption!! + Keepas + MaxEncrypt /Picture tools = NSA Proof ;)

Posted via  Q10 from Organisation Without Cool Acronym

Genghis2k3

In the time it took you to write an send your post, the NSA just copied everything on your device.

Chanlion

Dang, if you actually do that, over kill. But at least it's secure.

TranceRomance

To me NSA is my wife. My wife used to get mad at me for locking my android because we had the same phones. When she see's my BlackBerry on lock down she runs the other way.

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

Asuhmiaseh

You clack me up dude.

Don Diego endorses the Zed.

kozmo68

Yes I do..

Posted via CB10 using my new Zed30 check out my channel @ C00121C1B

jelp2

Picture password takes a second to open..

Asuhmiaseh

Used and loved picture lock but tougher to unlock while driving. Yeah I know I shouldn't and usually don't or pull off. But....in those rare circumstances easier to just type password while driving.

Don Diego endorses the Zed.

sjwpenney

Didn't until IT set it up on my phone.

revelations65

No I should I know, I have my z10 on me at all times, never leave my Desk without it, I know that is no excuse, well feeling great shame I have now a device password,

Cheers

QuIcKsIlV3r

I'm with Richard and Adam on this, I don't lock my Z10, my phone is ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS with me. Either on me in my holster or on my desk and when I leave my desk, I take it with me.

And at home, my fiancee can always go through my phone, I don't have anything to hide.

TranceRomance

Just remember Murphy's law...if can happen....it will. At least lock it and give her the password.

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

g33kphr33k

Security demands a password. Not only that, if you want to get mail from my exchange server via active sync then you'll have to set a password.

You get 5 attempts and then say good bye to your content.

"Don't mind me, I'm just frying some bacon on the back of my Z10"

deltact

Password locked and fully encrypted.

I wonder what sort of liability there would be if someone's personal information was used as the result of a stolen phone with no password protection. Probably too hard to establish a causal connection or proximity, but better not to go through the hassles of any lawsuits, frivolous or not!

Posted via Z10 on the best touchscreen keyboard.

Daniel Montanaro

Don't use one, but may start to once 10.2.1 drops.

Posted via CB10

Foppa_21

My company requires it, so, um, yes

timmy t

Was using a PIN number but removed it because I was frustrated.

jupiter8

Imagine how frustrated you would be if someone got your phone did an identity theft or illegal activity in your name.

Posted via CB10

TranceRomance

In this day in age EVERYONE should lock their phones. You JUST never know. Kinda like insurance....you may not like paying for it but when you need it...you're glad you did pay for it.

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

Drewpoc

No

Posted from my Apple killer Z10

Poirots Progeny

Absolutely yes.

Posted via CB10

Kiddo2050

I have to because of work and it sucks on the Z10. Why does the full keyboard have to be used? Why not have just a number pad as an option??.....????????

Chanlion

There's an option for the numeric password that pops up the numberpad only. It's on the official. Called simple password.

glamrlama

Newer OS versions can use just the number pad. What version are you on?

pick1eberry

U must still be using 10.1. 10.2 has just number keypad entry.

BlackBerry Forever!

Kiddo2050

Thanks. Yes I am on 10.1. I think I will make the switch to 10.2 tomorrow. Wish me luck. If any one reads this... what version of 10.2 should I use? I'm on F$%^&ing AT&T. Thanks

Asuhmiaseh

You gotta go to 10.2.1.1055. Get all the goodies.

Don Diego endorses the Zed.

Jamie Wooten

IT policy with my company requires me to have one.

Posted via CB10

neteng1000

Being on BES10, mine is enforced. Although it only technically only protects resources on the "Work" profile. I sync my password so that I can lock and unlock device using the one password

Posted via CB10

neteng1000

I mean one password for both work and personal profiles

Posted via CB10

soopah

Always have with all my phones. Seems stupid not to. What, are you from small town Manitoba? Do you leave your car or your house unlocked?

Posted via CB10

Bertwarbutton

Yes. Cops them need a warrant to search your device.

brettj80

I use a different password for both my device and my Work profile!

ariapazooki

You say it because in 10.2.1 there is a new method to block the mobile... PICTURE AND NUMBERS :p

TNSberry

have to with BB Balance.

Kiddo2050 - you can use just a numeric password on a Z10. I think it's called "simple password"

Josh_Gooner

I always lock my BlackBerry.

Posted using the most awesome typing experience known to mankind #Z10

donsarlo

In Canada if your device is not password protected the police don't need a warrant to retrieve or look at your messages.

Although I have nothing to hide, it makes me feel better having one.

6750-7250-8830-9700-Playbook-Z10

BlackBerrari

Seriously??? Wow... in Canada they just can tap in and read with if you simply don't have a password...??? Amazing...

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proteinshake

That is only if you have been arrested. Not just if they pass by you on the street. If / when that happens and they confiscate your personal items, they are within the law to search your phone for any evidence that could lead to further prosecution. If it's locked with a password, they are to request for such information. Or be dicks and let your phone get wiped after a number of incorrect attempts. Lol

... on my Z10

DBones1021

Picture password with a Vaja case which locks the phone when the cover is closed.

Secret Squirreling with my Q. Private Investigations C0001FE5D

Michael J Duffy

It seems strange not to have a BlackBerry without a password. I've already found my Z10 at the five tries screen. Besides, the picture with the numbers password is too cool not to show off to my iPhone friends.

Posted via CB10

Kobe Barksdale

I used to not until my nephew started watching porn and going through nudes I get from my side chicks

Posted via CB10

DaedalusIcarusHelios

I've gone between having no password and using one. Even when I didn't, I put one on the work part. I was using the same 4-digit PIN for both, but now I'm using the picture password and my work perimeter is using a different PIN.

I use a holster and pretty much always have my phone on me.

Prem WatsApp

4 digit PIN: 10x10x10x10 = 10000
4 letter word or combo : 26x26x26x26 =?
4 random ANSI characters : 128x128x128x128 = ???

No autolock / no PWD = no way, my phone is mine

My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

whatsever

I don''t use a password. but for bakance my company I use one because we have BES10 and I using balance and when I finish my work area then I lock my workspace.But open my phone with a swipe it ready to go

MidnightSociety

At my company we push a pin to the device and make users choice a different password for the work space.

kjjb0204

Password goes on when I pull in work parking garage. Turn it off when I leave. Wish there was a quick toggle for it.

Godgass

Ever since the simple 4 digit password option has come in, I always use it. Half a second to unlock it for that extra security. Well worth it. Also keeps my prankster buddies from doing what they do best.

iN10Se

Picture password! :)

Posted via CB10

irekcanada

Sure thing

Posted via CB10

gd868

Yes, for me I use an 8 number pin code.

Posted via CB10

glamrlama

I am stunned that 100% of people do not use a password. I have nothing to hide; I am protecting myself against identity theft.

Superbuddy2007

Why don't you just set the phone to lock after a longer period of inactivity?.. I have no choice if I want my personal device connected to Exchange for work.

Posted via CB10

MidnightSociety

I have the BES push a PIN as part of the policy. Also I have enabled the lock when holstered policy.

Carjackd

Way too much sensitive information on my BlackBerry not to lock it. Even more sensitive info in password keeper

Posted via CB10

StoicEngineer

Ditto - I always protect my phone for this reason.

Posted via CB10

ScottDionBrown

Yes, I do.

Posted via CB10

axllebeer

No password for me. I just keep a Storm 2 in my pocket to beat anyone in the face that might try to lift my Q10. :)

Posted Via CB10 using the power of "Q"

vanrickman

Couple of iPhones and a piece of rope, make some nunchucks.

Posted via CB10

BlackBerrari

Great one :)

Posted via CB10

vanrickman

Should, but I don't.

Posted via CB10

KyKyMobile25

Yes I do :)

Posted via CB10

MN3773

You bet! For sure. And it is a pain

Posted via CB10

SapphireEcstasy

Pin code! :) 30 min wait

Posted via Q10

stengel680

Per IT policy.

Simple pin helps.

KDB84

Pin code, 15 min lockout and always on my hip in a holster.

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

seemsixty7

My phone rarely is away from my person.

SonofaBob

Forced to do so by IT but wouldn't

Posted via CB10

BlackBerrari

James, you gave too many different answers with just a single choice...

I use a password (the pic password in the latest leak is great!)
I feel save with a pouch
AND I use a 3rd party app for locking some files...

Call me paranoid ;-)

Posted via CB10

BlackBerrari

Feel safe, not save...

Posted via CB10

chads920

Yes of course

Posted via CB10

oddboy

Seems crazy not to.

BRON: a cron-like scheduler for BlackBerry 10 : http://apps.oddelement.com

psskid

I have two settings. Lock when holster is on but I also enabled lock after 15 min. The time lock works well if your out at a restaurant or bar with the guys and your phone is on the table. If you go to the washroom and leave it there, they can't mess with it or add words to shortcuts on the phone . Like hr is hour. They make their own one up...

Posted via CB10

ilan.lowinger

Na, burden!

Posted via CB10

Quattro2

Always. Lost a phone once without a lock on it and it's a horrible feeling let me tell you

Posted from my awesome Z30 :-D

DetlevCM

Of course I use a password - did so on the Pearl 8120, then the Bold 9900 and now the Z10.

My holster ensures the phone is regularly locked in addition to that.

Why would I not use one? It effectively makes the phone useless to anybody bit me (unless you want to call emergency services which you can do while locked).

Posted via CB10

jstirtzinger

Yes IT enforced, but it is numeric so I use the quick keypad.

deremi

Picture password my friend.

shai404

Lol you guys are hilarious!

Z10/Q10/Z30

TitoAlas

Only when I sleep with my girlfriend!!! Hahaha!

Posted via CB10

TranceRomance

Hahaha! They always be tryin to peep your phone when you sleep. My phone has a message on the screen too. It says "why you tryin to look at my phone while I'm sleep? You better go nite nite!" she hates it. Nothing to hide...but her android phone is always running out of juice and I get like 20+ hours with my beastly Q10.

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

texn884

Rocking my 9930 and yes I lock it with a
Password. Never know who's eyes are wanting
To sneak a peek.

Ferdinand Rn

Not really... hahahaha i

Posted via CB10

finkmob

I'm rocking the 10.2 leak so I have the picture pw!

Posted from my 6230

BlackBerrari

Picture Password in 10.2.1 is simply great...

Posted via CB10

dracolnyte

back with my 9000 I used a password because it was so simply to unlock in my pocket with a keyboard

MPG Vancouver

1055 - picture password!

Posted via CB10

chromatic

Yes most definitely

Posted via CB10

BBZ10wannabe

I actually use a pincode which is a bit easier than a password and I use a holster. My timeout is relatively short before it locks itself when I am not using it. 15 minutes on my Z10 v10.2.0.xxxx

gravymonster

Should have been an option "I have to for my it dept, otherwise I wouldnt"

Posted via CB10

Peter Morris

Sometimes.

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pick1eberry

A no brainer. Our smartphones now are our computers. My life is in my phone.

SECURE YOUR PHONES PEOPLE!

BlackBerry Forever!

laketrout73

Never used one, always found them too inconvenient. That is until 10.2.1 came around. Now I use picture password all the time.

Z10 STL100-3 | 10.2.1.1055 | Bell | via CB10

pastycat

Always, my last 6 berries have had passwords, first thing I do!
Never without it but set to 30 mins lock, never know!

Posted via CB10

allwi

I want quick access to the phone: so no password but not really feeling happy.
I would like to a the option to set a password but NO automatic lock time so that you can decide when you want to lock the phone by holding the button on the top.

LewLew23

I use the picture password lock just because I like looking at the picture I use lol. But it's only set to 15 minutes since I'm usually not far from my phone.

Posted via CB10

randycclark

Picture password

Posted via CB10

Notcho

No i don't my old lady would flip and think I'm cheating. But with 10.2.1 picture password or whatever it is. I think I will

Posted via CB10

GjDub

100% yes

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curzy

Is it just me or everyone can do this? When i vote then i tap "return to vote" or whatever.. i can vote again and i think it counted again.. weirdddd

Posted via CB10

EyesofThunder

And I use picture password... drives me kids nuts....

Sent on my awesome Z30

MRJUCY

No I couldn't be bothered I check it too often & it's just my personal device, my work phone I do though.
To be honest even when I let my friends use my phone most sit there mashing at the buttons trying to figure out how to unlock it as they've never used a BB10 phone before.

alphabit

Yes I do, always have. Especially with the new picture password.

Posted via CB10

Playbookrocks

Yes....for sure!

Posted via CB10

93Aero

I have a pass code on all my phones tablets and computers.

Posted via CB10

Jeff-g

Yessssss I do :)

Poste via Z10

Mirk

Set the picture password and never looked back... up until then no.

nomloj

It can be tedious, but it keeps me from wanting to check while I'm driving... so, yes, I have a password on it. I should encrypt my microSD card, too, but I'm not that important.

buccaneer54

Yes I hot all my secrets from Wiki and they aren't so secret anymore! LOL

Posted via CB10

mamat7055

Of course use password.

Posted via CB10

cyberkit1

Yes I do

Posted via CB10

kye2000

My parents don't allow me to use a password. I've gotten used to it

Posted via My Awesome Z30 running 10.2.1.1055

kthhrrsn

+1

Keith H. via CB10 on Z10

brooklanbe

nope, but anything I want hidden is in an app that's password protected

Posted via CB10

JRF_1986

No password. Keep my phone in a holster and always on me. My hand usually rests on the device while it's in the holster.

Posted via CB10

kthhrrsn

Yes

Keith H. via CB10 on Z10

mkelley65

I've always been on BES so yes. I have a password.

userjos

Yes of course

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buccaneer54

LOL I don't know how somebody would get hold of my phone. I even sleep with it...! have to admit it hasn't helped my sex life either!!!

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NightFire

I password protect my device after learning a hard lesson seven years ago. I put my phone down to wash my hands, and when I returned to retrieve it, a coworker was going through my device. Still ticks me off; not only mad at him, but myself.

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TripNFry

I am required by my company to use a device password. it's not by choice...

Meaty123

Can't wait for that picture password. Hehehe

Sent from the best touch keyboard, the Z.

R Field

Why compromise your info and data without a password? Of course I have a passlock. Takes one second to enter.

Rootbrian

I should be using a password. My bold does.

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XDrew42

"It's either in my hand or secure in a holster and if somebody really wants to steal it they are going to have to take me down first -"

That's my style as well. Have password keeper for all other things in life and that is password protected. Besides I'm not all that important that someone would want my stuff. Lol.

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graham bowers

Loving the picture password, would never go back to typing one unless I had no choice... not smart not having one with my banking and credit card information on there

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Shane8750

More like picture password, much quicker as a touch screen password

Theo Groenevelt

Yes. Why wouldn't you??

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Wolf35Nine

Yes. Activesync policy pushed password requirement and encryption to the device and sd card.
Even if I didn't have this I'd still have a password on the device. If I lose the phone, I know the data is safe because if it has to be wiped to be of any use to anyone.

paintballic_sp_89

And I also have my home phone number on my lock screen so if it get lost it may get more chance to come back home...oups almost forgot blackberry protect is activated to, whit gps on at all times.

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barney009

Good idea. I found a phone on the train and fortunately it wasn't locked so I phoned a number listed under Mum and arranged to return it.

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loberry

Picture password is needed.

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RezzaBuh

I'm forced to use it - Zimbra account...

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TJRotteau

Yes I do, simple password --- will be using picture password when it is official!

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FlowCat

Yes, I use the device password lock.

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samgne

Yeah, I use the simple password. It's quick to enter and it saves me from accidentally unlocking the phone in my pocket!

audirocs

Nope.

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ShaunLasalle

Yup. Sometimes my phone is left on my desk at work with tactless people around.

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1RCT1

I have always used a password. All my info safe and secure. On my Z10 I use the picture password.

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nglfmark

It's mandatory if I have my phone connected to exchange server. If I want work emails pushed to me, then I must have a password for my phone. Lucky I did, since I've lost 2 phones in taxis in the last 6 years.

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Kimberella

Encryption forces a password so, yeah.

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nachsco

Yes I use password lock.

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drkpitt

Picture password has changed my life ;)

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rthonpm

I need to see too many clients and have too many specific documents on my device to not use a password. I go the extra step and also encrypt my Q10 and PlayBook as well. They both have different passwords too.

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musclevnl780

I did and misplaced the information and after the tenth try my phone reseted itself and I lost all of my files and pictures and videos. Lol

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RootingForRIM

I'd rather not lock it, but I do in case the phone should be stolen. I use the numbers-only password.

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chrisrandull

Yes and full encryption too..

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focusfactor

Photo password here!

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niss63

Didn't used to, but I've gotten better at typing in the right digits. :D

So, yeah. I now use a password.

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