Enable screen lock on your mobile devices to authenticate users and control access to the data on the devices. Some mobile devices also include a biometric reader such as fingerprint and face recognition for authentication. You can also set an idle timeout (e.g. 1 minute) that will automatically lock the device when not in use. This helps prevent unauthorized access to your device.

Best practices

  • Use a PIN, passcode or pattern screen lock for authentication. These settings can be found in Security Settings on your phone.
  • Do not use a password or PIN that is easy to guess, such as 1234 or 1000.
  • Do not use personal information in your password such as your birthday or car number.
  • Never share your password with others, even your close friends.

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