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Old 04-09-2007, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently purchased a Blackberry 8100.

I want to activate a password on the device so that people can't pick it up and read my emails etc.

How do I do this? If I go into settings; security options; general settings; and then password, it says 'disabled'.

if I change it to enabled and save the changes, will it prompt me to chose a passworde, or will I suddenly be locked out as there is a predetermined one I don't know about?

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You set the password, it is yours and not preset.
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Yeah, choose a password, it will ask you to confirm, and you're done.

Then you set your left side convienence key to lock, and lock that thing up!!!!
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is it possible to set the pw to prompt only at powerup ?

i usually keep the phone with me @ all times so i don't need the lock on all the time....only want it in case i power down or lose the phone....

also, i want to copy all the contacts i stored in phone mem to the sd mem card, is that possible ?

thanks....
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Nope...it's all or nothing...sorry.
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also, i want to copy all the contacts i stored in phone mem to the sd mem card, is that possible ?
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I don't believe that is possible. You should back up your entire device, though, using Desktop Manager.
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Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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damn....would have been cool to have that option.

thanks for the help folks....
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I think you could activate a password on just the SIM card -- then, it would only ask for a password at the "power up."
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I think you could activate a password on just the SIM card -- then, it would only ask for a password at the "power up."
i thought of that but it wouldn't be locking the phone, and the phone is where all my data resides....

the sim card is basically empty...

thanks tho...
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