1. redeyes's Avatar
    i am trying to put a password to make sure nobody goes on my BB without my permission..and i dont know how to do that... when i click on password keeper they are asking me for as password.. i dont remember setting up one

    can anybody help me please
    10-25-08 11:15 AM
  2. gritmaster's Avatar
    Go to Options>Security Options>General Options. You can activate a passwored from here.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-25-08 11:24 AM
  3. berry me with it's Avatar
    Yes and make sure you pay attention to how many "trys" you set your password to because if you enter it wrong the number of times you have set, it will wipe the whole device. I'd leave it at 10..
    10-25-08 11:28 AM
  4. redeyes's Avatar
    Thanks guys!! i appreciate the help bigtime!!!
    10-25-08 11:40 AM
  5. berry me with it's Avatar
    Sure thing, Welcome!
    10-25-08 11:41 AM
  6. jeffh's Avatar
    How to Set A Password:

    Options / Security Options / General Settings /
    Password: Enabled
    Number of Password Attempts: 10
    Security Timeout: your choice
    Prompt on Application Install: No
    Lock Handheld Upon Holstering: your choice
    Allow Outgoing Calls While Locked: No
    Content Compression: Enabled
    Content Protection: Enabled
    Strength: Strong
    Include Address Book: No

    With these settings, your caller ID will still work, but if you lose your BlackBerry, no one can make calls on it and your friends' and family's personal information in your address book is protected.

    Press the Escape key. You'll be prompted to enter a password and verify it. BE SURE YOU REMEMBER IT. There is no way to bypass the password on a BlackBerry. If you forget it, you will have no choice but to wipe the BlackBerry back to its factory-out-of-the-box configuration, which deletes all user data and resets the password. You can then use the phone.

    It's also a good idea to put a number to call in case the BlackBerry is found in your owner info field. That way, if somebody finds your locked BlackBerry, they can call you to return it. I lost mine in the Washington DC Metro. Because it was locked with a number to call if found, I had it back in four hours.

    If you exceed your password attempts limit (defaults to 10, but you can set it as low as 3), you will be prompted one last time to type the word BlackBerry. The device will then wipe. It will be reset to the factory out-of-the-box condition, and the password reset. You will lose everything in the device memory, with no possibility of recovery. It will not reformat the microSD card, since that's not part of the factory configuration. The phone will still be usable, and the operating system will be unchanged. So this technique cannot be used to roll back from an OS upgrade problem.
    10-25-08 11:53 AM
  7. gritmaster's Avatar
    Excellent explanation as always Jeff.

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    10-25-08 11:58 AM
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