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Securing Mobile Devices

IT recommends the following best practices to ensure the security of your mobile devices:

  • Do not leave mobile devices unattended when not in use (e.g., in your car, lounge, or study area). When not in use, store them in a secure location. 
  • Password protect your mobile devices and enable the auto-lockout feature. The password protect feature blocks access to your device until your password is entered. Use the strongest password your device supports.
  • Enable remote tracking features for your mobile device.  Your remote tracking software likely supports advanced features like remote wipe and remote lockout.
    • Apple remote tracking is done through iCloud.
    • Android remote tracking is done through Find My Device.
  • Do not circumvent security features or jailbreak your mobile device.
  • Wipe or securely delete data before you turn in or recycle your mobile device.
  • Lost, stolen, or misplaced mobile devices should be immediately reported to BUPD. If you have enabled remote tracking, there is a better chance that your mobile device can be returned to you.