Jumat, 25 Maret 2011

BlackBerry Protect Manual and How to Use BlackBerry Protect on Blackberry

The new free service that RIM officially launches today, BlackBerry Protect allows you to keep safe all the data on a BlackBerry device, find it in case of loss or make it unusable in the event of theft. In the rest of the article you will find a detailed guide on how to use this great tool made available by RIM.

What is BlackBerry Protect
BlackBerry Protect is a free service that RIM provides its users using the BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service). Through it you can back up and restore data wirelessly to a BlackBerry device, find the missing device and protect data in the same content if it is lost or stolen. You can then manage and protect up to a maximum of five BlackBerry devices with a single Protect your BlackBerry.

What are the basic requirements for using BlackBerry Protect
In order to use the BlackBerry service Protect you must have a BlackBerry device is associated with the BIS service and uses a firmware version 4.6 or later.Protect the BlackBerry service does not work on the BlackBerry smartphone associated with a BES server or on which are set in the past of IT Policy. In the latter case, before using the BlackBerry IT Policy Protect must be removed following the instructions in this guide official RIM.

Protect your BlackBerry is not able to properly back up data for which is set to synchronize with an email account. It 'also important to have a BlackBerry account ID without which you can not use the service.

The portal to Protect RIM BlackBerry service is accessible from your PC or Mac running one of the following browsers:
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 and 8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0, 3.5, and 3.6
  • Google Chrome 6
  • Safari 4 and 5
How to configure the BlackBerry Protect
To activate the BlackBerry service Protect, you must have a BlackBerry account ID. The latter not only allow access to the BlackBerry service Protect allows you to use the BlackBerry appworld and all future services that RIM will provide about users. For those who already have an account ID will be sufficient to access the BlackBerry service through this address.

Those who do not yet have a BlackBerry account ID, to use the BlackBerry service Protect will create one by following these simple steps:
  • Using one of the browsers listed above, go to the following address
  • Accept Terms and conditions of service by pressing the "Agree"
  • Fill out the information requested on the form, then click the Save button.
You will now have a BlackBerry account ID associated with the BlackBerry service and Protect. At this point we see how to turn the service on the BlackBerry device.

How to enable security on the BlackBerry device
The first thing to do is to download and install the application on the BlackBerry device.
E 'can be downloaded directly via BlackBerry Protect OTA by pointing your browser at this address, or you can download the application from appworld from this address.

The space required for installation of the application varies from 2.5 to 4 Mb. depending on the device. After installation, start the application and proceed with the activation of the service. This task is made easier by the excellent wizard developed by RIM that in six short steps to configure everything so fast.

The first screen offers us what are the features offered by the application. Scroll down the screen and press the Continue button.

The second screen lets you set the account ID to associate the BlackBerry device. On the same screen is a link to create a BlackBerry ID in case we do not have an account already. Enter the required data and press Next.

The third screen allows you to configure the data for which we want to back up BlackBerry Protect. Set the flag and press the Next button.

The fourth screen allows you to configure the frequency with which to back up data automatically. Set the desired frequency and press the Next button.

The fifth screen allows you to enable location-based remote device BlackBerry BlackBerry service through the portal Protect. Set the flag (if you want to enable location-based) and then press the Next button.

The sixth and last screen notifies the user the proper activation and association of the device to the BlackBerry service Protect.

At this point you just have to start the procedure to perform the first backup.
How to use BlackBerry Protect to backup data

One of the main features of the BlackBerry Protect service is to back up data manually or automatically on the device. Backing up data is fully customizable.

We can, for example:
  • set the backup frequency between daily, weekly or monthly;
  • back up only when we are connected to a WiFi network
  • block the function of backup data if we are in roaming
  • set the data type for which backup of Contacts, Calendar, Memo, Tasks, Bookmarks, Browser, SMS and MMS (with or without attachments with a maximum size of 350 KB)
Activating the automatic backups, Protect your BlackBerry service backs up data at the frequency specified when the BlackBerry device is connected to the wireless network and is not used by the user. If the device is switched off or not connected to the network, the BlackBerry Protect service back up data when the device is switched on and connected. During the backup operation can always use your device. Protect your BlackBerry will be the same service to suspend the backup process when using the device for other reasons, and automatically resume operation as soon as available.

The duration of the first backup (since it is complete) depends on the data we have selected and the amount thereof. Subsequent backups are incremental and limited to data that have undergone changes, thus requiring very little time.

We can back up both the BlackBerry device is the web portal for BlackBerry Protect.
To back up the device, proceed as follows:
  • Start the BlackBerry Protect
  • Click on the item Backup
To back up the web portal for BlackBerry Protect proceed as follows:
  • Log on to your BlackBerry Protect
  • Select "My devices" located to the left of the page
This will open the page that displays the list of personal devices associated with your account (up to a maximum of 5). Locate the smartphone for which you want to backup and press Backup.


If the BlackBerry is switched off or not connected to the wireless network, the BlackBerry service Protect will automatically back up your data the first time that the smartphone accessible returns.

E 'can change the automatic backup options (such as on / off, frequency, types of data they back up) at any time through the application installed on your BlackBerry device. To do this:
  • launch the BlackBerry Protect
  • press the Menu key and select Options
  • change your backup options
  • press the Menu button and select Save the changes to take effect
How to use BlackBerry Protect to restore data
Protect your BlackBerry using the service can restore previously saved data through the backup operation.
When restoring data, if they already exist on the BlackBerry device information, the BlackBerry service Protect provides to add to existing data on the device, those in the backup. For example, if we are restoring the contacts and the device already has some backup contacts are added to existing ones. If a contact is present in the device to the backup file, contact the backup to replace the present on the device.

To restore data, proceed as follows:
  • Protect launch the BlackBerry device
  • click "Restore from backup" from the main screen
  • select the device from which you want to recover data
  • Pick the date of the backup that you want to restore
  • select the types of data you want to restore then click Next
  • Enter the password for confirmation ID for my BlackBerry and click Start Restore.
From the steps above, it is clear that through the process of backup and recovery managed service Protect your BlackBerry, you can follow the steps to change device (limited data) directly via wireless. To do this, simply use the BlackBerry Protect to backup from your old smartphone and use this backup to restore the data again.

How to use Protect to locate the BlackBerry device
The BlackBerry device's geolocation service that is provided by the web portal Protect your BlackBerry, you can identify the geographic location of the device and display the same on a map.
The system exploits the location-based network operator to quickly locate the approximate location of the device, then, if the same has built-in GPS, using GPS to locate the correct position of the lost BlackBerry device.

The system is very efficient as the BlackBerry smartphone sends the position only when specifically requested by the Web portal Protect your BlackBerry, giving a very low battery consumption.

Verification of work if the BlackBerry Protect your device is enabled geolocation and if the device is on and connected to the wireless network.

The geolocation system is activated at the discretion of the user, to ensure your privacy if your BlackBerry Protect is shared with another person.
Of course, we would point out that if you turn off the system of geo-location of the position, you will not be able to view the location of your smartphone if lost or stolen.

To locate the position of the BlackBerry device, proceed as follows:
  • Log on to your BlackBerry Protect
  • Select the device (if more than one) by clicking the arrow icon next to your device
  • Click View current position
The system shall geolocation, then displays a map showing the location of the device.

How to use BlackBerry BlackBerry Protect look for a lost or stolen
The search functionality of the BlackBerry device available to Protect allows you to ring the BlackBerry device remotely through the web portal and set the volume of the profile up so the phone to ring when receiving incoming calls.

To ring the BlackBerry device, proceed as follows:
  • Log on to your BlackBerry Protect
  • Select the device (if more than one) by clicking the arrow icon next to your device
  • Click loud ringer
  • Then select the button ringtone
If the device is off or not connected to the wireless network, the BlackBerry service will Protect your device to ring the first time that the smartphone accessible returns.

How to use Protect your BlackBerry to display a message on the BlackBerry
Another interesting feature offered by the BlackBerry Protect service is to be able to display a custom message on the missing device. If the device is locked, the message and replaces the background information on the owner of the device. If the device is unlocked, the message is displayed in a popup.

To view a message on your device, follow these steps:
  • Log on to your BlackBerry Protect
  • Select the device (if more than one) by clicking the arrow icon next to your device
  • Click Display a message
  • Type the message you want to see
Then click on a message to send the message to the missing device.
If the device is off or not connected to the wireless network, the BlackBerry service Protect will display the message on the device the first time that the smartphone accessible returns.
How to use Blackberry to block Protect your BlackBerry

A very important provision of the Protect BlackBerry service is the ability to remotely lock the device with a password being lost or stolen, makes it unusable.

To do this, follow these steps:
  • Log on to your BlackBerry Protect
  • Select the device (if more than one) by clicking the arrow icon next to your device
  • Click Block device
  • In the box that appears, choose whether to set a password for the device, or whether to change the existing password.
  • At this point, to lock the device click the Block button device
If the device is switched off or not connected to the wireless network, the BlackBerry service Protect will lock the device the first time that the smartphone accessible returns.
How to use Blackberry Protect delete data from the BlackBerry Remote

The last feature made available by the Protect BlackBerry service is the ability to delete all data on a lost or stolen device. E 'possible to delete all data on both the device memory and additional microSD memory card, including third-party applications.

Before using this feature, keep in mind that some
data types such as email messages, images, third-party applications and media files, can not be backed up with service
Protect your BlackBerry. In these cases, the use of features, removes them permanently from the device and the microSD card.

To perform the removal of the device, follow these steps:
  • Log on to your BlackBerry Protect
  • Select the device (if more than one) by clicking the arrow icon next to your device
  • Click Delete Device
In the box that appears, choose whether you want the BlackBerry Protect back up the data supported the first to remove all data from the device and select the appropriate type of backup to perform.

Then click Cancel to proceed with the removal of the device.

If the device is switched off or not connected to the wireless network, the BlackBerry service will eliminate Protect data from the device the first time that the smartphone accessible returns.


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