If your phone isn't protected by security, losing your phone could mean thieves get access to your personal information.


Most mobile phones have security features that are designed to stop people accessing a phone and using it, should it be stolen. In order for these security features to work you need to switch them on/put them in place:

The security features include:

  • creating a PIN code that locks your handset
  • tracing the location of, wiping data from, or locking your handset
  • remotely using another internet enabled device.


Be aware of your surroundings 

Consider the following when protecting your handset from opportunist


  • Ensure you know where your phone is when you are in a busy location. Train stations, shopping centers - these places are popular with pickpockets especially if your handset is visible in an open bag or hanging out of your back pocket.
  • Think about when you use your phone 
  • Never leave your mobile unattended in a public place



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