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Smartphone and Tablet Encryption and Security

Mobile devices used for CUMC purposes are required by University policy to be encrypted with a passcode lock, even if the phone or tablet is personally owned. These are enforced automatically when a phone or tablet is configured to connect to a CUMC email account.

For devices that aren't configured to connect to CUMC email, select the appropriate link below to see instructions on setting encryption and passcode locks on common types of phones and tablets. In general the device must be running an operating system version that the vendor still supports including releasing current security patches.

Our Mobile Device Security page offers additional help with protecting and recovering lost or stolen equipment, while the Encryption and Mobile Device pages have information on related procedures and guidelines at CUMC.

iPhone and iPad Instructions

Android Instructions

BlackBerry Instructions

Last updated 7/19/2018