Making sure your device is protected
Your device includes security options, strongly recommended in case of loss or theft.
When using a security option to protect your device, it is crucial to remember the details provided at set up.
Set a secure screen lock on your device using a PIN, password, pattern or fingerprint to prevent others from using your device without permission. Once the screen lock is set, it is not possible to unlock the screen or erase the content via a Erase all data (factory reset) without providing the screen lock information.
If you add your contact information on the screen lock, for example your email, this information can be used to get your device back if you lose it.
Add a Google account so that you can use the Find my device service. In some situations, you may also need to identify yourself for security reasons using your Google account.
Find my device
Use the Find my device service to remotely locate, lock, unlock or erase the content on a lost device. After you have signed in to your Google account, Find my device is turned on by default.
SIM card lock
Lock your SIM cards with a PIN to protect your subscription against misuse. The PIN is required every time you restart your device.
Keep a copy of the IMEI number. If your device is stolen, some network providers can use this number to stop the device from accessing the network in your country or region.
Back up the content on your device in case your device is damaged, lost or stolen. See Backing up and restoring content on your device.