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    Locking and protecting your phone

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    IMEI number

    Every phone has a unique IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. You should keep a copy of this number. If your phone is stolen, your network provider can use your IMEI number to stop the phone from accessing the network in your country.

    To view your IMEI number

    IMEI number on Sony Xperia™ E
    • Turn off your phone, then remove the battery cover and battery to view your IMEI number.
    • Open the phone dialer on your device and enter *#06#*.

    To view your IMEI number in the phone

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status.
    3. Scroll to IMEI to view the IMEI number.

    SIM card protection

    The SIM card lock only protects your subscription. Your phone will still work with two new SIM cards. If one of the SIM card lock is on, you have to enter a PIN (Personal Identity Number). If you enter your PIN incorrectly more times than the maximum number of attempts allowed, your SIM card will become blocked. You need to enter your PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) and then a new PIN. Your PIN, PIN2 and PUK are supplied by your network operator.

    To enable the SIM card PIN lock

    1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock.
    3. Tap Lock SIM card.
    4. Enter the SIM card PIN and tap OK.

    To change the SIM card PIN

    1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM card lock.
    3. Tap Change SIM PIN.
    4. Enter the old SIM card PIN and tap OK.
    5. Enter the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.
    6. Re-type the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.

    To change the SIM card PIN2

    1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Call settings
    3. Tap Fixed dialling numbers > Change PIN2.
    4. Enter the old SIM card PIN2 and tap OK.
    5. Enter the new SIM card PIN2 and tap OK.
    6. Confirm the new PIN2 and tap OK.

    To unblock a locked SIM card

    1. When Enter PUK and new PIN code appears, enter the PUK code.
    2. Enter a new PIN code and tap OK.
    NoteIf you enter an incorrect PUK code too many times, the SIM card becomes blocked. If this happens, contact your service provider to get a new SIM card.

    Setting a screen lock

    To set a screen lock

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    2. Select an option.
    TipIt is very important that you remember your screen unlock pattern, PIN or password. If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as contacts and messages. Refer to Sony Customer support for more information.

    To create a screen unlock pattern

    1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Pattern.
    3. Follow the instructions in your phone. You are asked to select a security question that will be used to unlock the phone if you forget your screen unlock pattern.

    To unlock the screen using a screen unlock pattern

    1. Activate the screen.
    2. Draw your screen unlock pattern.
    NoteIf the unlock pattern you draw on the screen is rejected five times in a row, you can select to either wait 30 seconds and then try again, or to answer the security question you have selected.

    To change the screen unlock pattern

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    3. Draw your screen unlock pattern.
    4. Tap Pattern.
    5. Follow the instructions in your phone.

    To disable the screen unlock pattern

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    2. Draw the screen unlock pattern.
    3. Tap Slide.

    To create a screen unlock PIN

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN.
    2. Enter a numeric PIN.
    3. If necessary, tap Icn sony key and back to minimise the keyboard.
    4. Tap Continue.
    5. Re-enter and confirm your PIN.
    6. If necessary, tap Icn sony key and back to minimise the keyboard.
    7. Tap OK.

    To disable the screen unlock PIN

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    2. Enter your PIN, then tap Next.
    3. Tap Slide.

    To create a screen lock password

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock > Password.
    2. Enter a password.
    3. If necessary, tap Icn sony key and back to minimise the keyboard.
    4. Tap Continue.
    5. Re-enter and confirm your password.
    6. If necessary, tap Icn sony key and back to minimise the keyboard.
    7. Tap OK.

    To disable the screen unlock password

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    2. Enter your password and tap Next.
    3. Tap Slide.
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