Monash University has a policy that requires Monash supplied mobile devices be set up with passcode protection. This is to prevent unauthorised users from accessing your personal information (contacts and email etc.) and using your device to make expensive calls (1900 numbers, international calls etc).
- The passcode needs to be a number sequence that's easy for you to remember but hard to guess
- Don't use the default passcodes of 0000, 1234 or the digits of your birthday
- It's important that you don't forget your passcode
After setting your passcode try not to forget it! If you do, your mobile phone will need to be reset to factory settings. This means you may lose all information stored on your phone.
We recommend that you refer to the manufacturer’s website for specific model of device procedures.
Visit Use a passcode with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and learn how to:
- Set up a passcode
- Change your settings
- Get help with passcode
For added security you can set your iPhone/iPad to erase all data on the device after 10 failed passcode attempts. To do this:
- From the home screen, tap Settings.
- Choose Touch ID & Passcode, enter your passcode when prompted.
- Switch Erase Data to On.
You should ensure that your device is regularly backed up if selecting the Erase Data option.
Visit Samsung Galaxy S support and search setting passcode, select the user manual for your model of phone.