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    Locking and protecting your device

    IMEI number

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

    To view your IMEI number

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    • Turn off your device, 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 device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > About phone > Status.
    3. Tap IMEI information.

    SIM card protection

    You can lock and unlock each SIM card that you use in your device with a PIN (Personal Identity Number). When a SIM card is locked, the subscription linked to the card is protected.

    If you enter the PIN incorrectly more times than the maximum number of attempts allowed, your SIM card will become blocked. You then need to enter your PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) and a new PIN. Your PIN and PUK are supplied by your network operator.

    To lock a SIM card

    1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Set up SIM/RUIM card lock.
    3. Select a SIM card.
    4. Tap Lock SIM card.
    5. 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/RUIM card lock.
    3. Select a SIM card.
    4. Tap Change SIM PIN.
    5. Enter the old SIM card PIN and tap OK.
    6. Enter the new SIM card PIN and tap OK.
    7. 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 Select SIM card, then select a SIM card.
    4. Tap Fixed dialling numbers > Change PIN2.
    5. Enter the old SIM card PIN2 and tap OK.
    6. Enter the new SIM card PIN2 and tap OK.
    7. Confirm the new PIN2 and tap OK.

    To unlock a locked SIM card

    1. Enter the PUK code and tap OK.
    2. Enter a new PIN code and tap OK.
    3. Re-enter the new PIN code and tap OK.

    Note

    If you enter an incorrect PUK code too many times, the SIM card becomes locked. If this happens, contact your service provider to get a new SIM card.

    Setting a screen lock

    There are several ways to lock your device screen. For example, you can use the Face Unlock feature, which uses a picture of your face to unlock the screen. You can also set a screen unlock pattern, a number-based PIN lock, or a text-based password.

    To set a screen lock

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    2. Select an option.

    To create a screen unlock pattern

    1. Drag the status bar downwards, then tap Icn sony menu settings.
    2. Tap Security > Screen lock > Pattern.
    3. Follow the instructions in your device.

    To unlock the screen using a screen unlock pattern

    1. Activate the screen.
    2. Draw your screen unlock pattern.

    Note

    If the unlock pattern you draw on the screen is rejected five times in a row, you must wait 30 seconds and then try again.

    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 device.

    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 Swipe.

    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 Key text input back to minimise the keyboard.
    4. Tap Continue.
    5. Re-enter and confirm your PIN.
    6. If necessary, tap Key text input 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 Swipe.

    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 Key text input back to minimise the keyboard.
    4. Tap Continue.
    5. Re-enter and confirm your password.
    6. If necessary, tap Key text input 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 Swipe.
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