A recent data-theft incident made me start to think about safety on mobile devices…our small computerized helpers contain tons of personal data. Palm OS/Windows Mobile devices can lock themselves; but S60 can not – can Advanced Device Locks fix this?
Advanced Device Locks is modeled like a Settings panel- the various modules can be toggled on and off here. Scrolling to the left allows you to configure the numeric unlock code:
Autolock locks the phone after some idle time – the time can be set in multiples of one minute using the menu:
The lock screen is very well-done; it covers up all on-screen data. As Advanced Device Locks supports numeric unlock codes only, unlocking the phone is painless even on a t9 multitap phone:
Last but not least, Application-level locks can be used to protect specific apps from unauthorized use. For example, the bluetooth and IRDA applets can be ‘protected” so that the master password is needed in order to access them(even if the phone is unlocked):
This review looked at v1.06(67) of Advanced Device Locks on a Nokia N71. The program needs 108KB of RAM and must be installed into phone memory for security reasons.
Overall, Advanced Device Locks is the king of automatic locking programs for S60 phones – and it’s the one I use. The program is small, stable and does an excellent job at keeping your phone’s data safe(even the data currently on screen) – if you have important data on your phone, use the discount code SAVEME to get 20% off this must-have title in the TamsShop!