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  1. ikalinin's Avatar
    So the Mrs left her phone with the kids, after 5 attempts, enter blackberry, then password fail for 5 more, and phone is wiping! Though id share with you guys her sadness right now
    She still can't remember her password!

    Posted with my awesome Z30
    03-23-14 04:34 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Fortunately you did regular backups with BB Link right?
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    03-23-14 04:37 PM
  3. ikalinin's Avatar
    I wish it was regularly... but not too bad. Have one from feb this year.

    Posted with my awesome Z30
    03-23-14 04:44 PM
  4. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I wish it was regularly... but not too bad. Have one from feb this year.

    Posted with my awesome Z30
    Don't you still need the password after you restore a back up that had a password set?

    Posted via CB10
    03-23-14 05:18 PM
  5. Paul Ogorzow's Avatar
    You will need your BlackBerry ID password to restore.
    03-23-14 05:21 PM
  6. eldricho's Avatar
    Don't you still need the password after you restore a back up that had a password set?

    Posted via CB10
    I think you're right..
    Not completely sure though

    Posted via CB10
    03-23-14 05:22 PM
  7. Voodoo Child's Avatar
    I still don't understand how people forget their phone password. Good luck OP!

    Posted via CB10
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    03-23-14 06:00 PM
  8. Paul Ogorzow's Avatar
    It's a mystery to me too.
    03-23-14 06:10 PM
  9. CDM76's Avatar
    Picture Password!!!! Would solve her problem for sure

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    03-23-14 06:18 PM
  10. Paul Ogorzow's Avatar
    It wouldn't solve it because after fail to enter picture password 5 times you also need your phone password to unlock.
    03-23-14 06:28 PM
  11. imcurved's Avatar
    I wish it was regularly... but not too bad. Have one from feb this year.

    Posted with my awesome Z30
    I feel your pain. Happened to me two months ago. I was too embarrassed to share my headache since I didn't back up. Once is enough to teach me a lesson. I backup very regularly now.

    ? CB10 ?
    03-23-14 06:41 PM
  12. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I feel your pain. Happened to me two months ago. I was too embarrassed to share my headache since I didn't back up. Once is enough to teach me a lesson. I backup very regularly now.

    ? CB10 ?
    Most people would, if only Link didn't make it such a pain in the a$$.

    Posted via CB10
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    03-23-14 06:46 PM
  13. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    So the Mrs left her phone with the kids, after 5 attempts, enter blackberry, then password fail for 5 more, and phone is wiping! Though id share with you guys her sadness right now
    She still can't remember her password!

    Posted with my awesome Z30

    Glad to hear the device security is working properly. I'd be sad if you told us that it just let the kids into the device after the 10th incorrect entry.
    03-23-14 08:29 PM
  14. HotFix's Avatar
    It's not clear to me of it was you wife who eventually wiped your phone, but FYI for the next time log into BlackBerry Protect and reset the device password remotely before you enter the last one.

    Posted via CB10 on a Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2228
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    03-23-14 08:39 PM
  15. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Most people would, if only Link didn't make it such a pain in the a$$.

    Posted via CB10
    And even if it's behaving it still takes an awfully long time; and the more data it has to backup the longer it takes. It certainly gives me pause, there's been a couple times I resorted to planning out when to back up.

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    03-23-14 08:40 PM
  16. eldricho's Avatar
    And even if it's behaving it still takes an awfully long time; and the more data it has to backup the longer it takes. It certainly gives me pause, there's been a couple times I resorted to planning out when to back up.

    Posted via CB10
    Have pushed it to once a month, now that leaks seem to be a thing of the past
    Can't justify 3-4 hours every weekend just to backup my phone

    Posted via CB10
    03-23-14 08:49 PM
  17. valleyag's Avatar
    My wife has hers set to back up via wi-fi at night once a week

    Rockin Z30 on 10.2.1.2234 on AT&T
    03-23-14 09:10 PM
  18. HotFix's Avatar
    My wife has hers set to back up via wi-fi at night once a week

    Rockin Z30 on 10.2.1.2234 on AT&T
    Toy my knowledge Link won't backup over WiFi. Did you mean she syncs data like Music and Movies?

    Posted via CB10 on a Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2228
    03-23-14 09:47 PM
  19. Marko M1's Avatar
    I try to keep as little informations on my phone as possible. Like:
    Use email account for contacts,
    For notes something like Evernote,
    Save photos, videos and documents on SDcard,
    Also you can use email sync for calendar or use BlackBerry calendar and backup it with Fire Chest backup.
    So even in case if device getting wiped / damaged, data lost would be minimal.
    Of course, there is still lot to do, apps, settings... but make it disasters proof as much as possible.
    And from time to time, sit down and do Link backup.

    Posted via CB10
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    03-23-14 09:55 PM
  20. valleyag's Avatar
    Toy my knowledge Link won't backup over WiFi. Did you mean she syncs data like Music and Movies?

    Posted via CB10 on a Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2228
    Maybe that's what it is doing. I've never tried and she only knows a phone can make calls and how to play games. I had to side load the leak and snap for her. She showed me some box about connecting over wi-fi and she has it checked.

    Rockin Z30 on 10.2.1.2234 on AT&T
    03-23-14 10:00 PM
  21. Falling's Avatar
    Excess alcohol was the cause for my unintended wipe.

    I still don't understand how people forget their phone password. Good luck OP!

    Posted via CB10
    03-24-14 12:22 AM
  22. ikalinin's Avatar
    To answer some questions.
    After the wipe, its basically a new phone out of the box. No password required to enter device.
    Go through all setup menus, tutorial, etc...
    I didnt find the latest backup, so sadly, everything started from scratch!

    She does use picture password, like someone mentioned, after so many attempt, it wants you to enter blackberry, then pin.

    I didnt know about reset capability via protect, thanks for the tip. Hopefully I wont need it in the future, nut at least now I know.

    And yes, as you all can imagine, its a bummer!!!!

    Posted with my awesome Z30
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    03-24-14 12:25 AM
  23. CDM76's Avatar
    It wouldn't solve it because after fail to enter picture password 5 times you also need your phone password to unlock.
    But it's much easier to remember

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    03-24-14 03:48 AM
  24. HotFix's Avatar
    To answer some questions.
    After the wipe, its basically a new phone out of the box. No password required to enter device.
    Go through all setup menus, tutorial, etc...
    I didnt find the latest backup, so sadly, everything started from scratch!

    She does use picture password, like someone mentioned, after so many attempt, it wants you to enter blackberry, then pin.

    I didnt know about reset capability via protect, thanks for the tip. Hopefully I wont need it in the future, nut at least now I know.

    And yes, as you all can imagine, its a bummer!!!!

    Posted with my awesome Z30
    You are most welcome.

    FYI CrackBerry let's you "thank" a reply, so if a post is helpful please don't be shy about using it. :-)

    Posted via CB10 on a Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2228
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    03-24-14 08:18 AM
  25. spoiled_one's Avatar
    So I am like the person above who had their kids try the password too many times. I am on my last attempt before the wipe. I've tried changing the password with blackberry protect and I still can't remember the current password. The Blackberry link never worked for me no matter what I did so backing up the 2 text messaged I so desperately need will be lost. (
    Reason for forgetting my password - - - - - - - - My BB went for a 3 hour swim and I got a new phone. Didn't need this one until now a few months later. fml
    03-27-14 01:18 AM
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