Protect your mobile devices
Why should I secure my mobile devices?
Mobile phones and tablets contain a wealth of your personal data, including emails, contacts, schedules, your locations and direct access to apps. When your mobile device is lost or stolen, your data goes with it, making any information contained on the device vulnerable.
How do I secure my mobile devices?
The first layer of mobile security is locking your devices with passcodes, patterns or biometrics such as face or fingerprint ID.
In case your phone is ever lost or stolen, make sure you’re aware of the different ways you can remotely locate or lock your device, or wipe data from it if there’s no chance of getting it back. Some of these features may be built into operating system, your mobile service provider or available via an app.
Be sure that all internet-connected devices ‒ including smartphones and tablets ‒ are running the most current versions of their operating system and apps. You'll often receive an official prompt to inform you that the system or an app is ready to be updated. Please don't ignore this message.
We do not recommend that you use a phone with a ‘jail-broken’ or ‘rooted’ operating system.
Remember to install a multi-factor Multi-factor authentication authentication app to prevent unauthorised access to your DMU email account as well as other important personal accounts.
ICO.org.uk – Smartphone security