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Security on Mobile Devices

This page includes documentation on the following topics:

  • Configuring Security Settings
    • iOS (iPhone and iPad)
    • Android 4.x
    • Windows Phone 8
  • Remotely Erasing Devices from Webmail

Windows Phone 8


To protect your device in the case of being stolen or tampered with, it is highly recommended you take the following steps to secure your account information.

Android 4.x


To protect your device in the case of being stolen or tampered with, it is highly recommended you take the following steps to secure your account information.

  1. Open the SettingsAndroid Settings Iconapplication.

  2. Scroll down to Security under Personal.

  3. Select Screen Lock.

  4. From within the Screen Lock menu, you have two options. Your UWEC mobile email will only accept "PIN" or "Password" screen lock settings as sufficient. PIN is the recommended option, as it is quite secure but also easier to remember and enter than a password.

 iOS (iPhone and iPad)


To protect your device in the case of being stolen or tampered with, it is highly recommended you take the following steps to secure your account information.

Passcode Lock

One way to protect your device is to set a four digit passcode that will be asked for each time your device is accessed.

  1. Click on the Settings application.

  2. From the Settings column, select General.

  3. From the General column on the right, select Passcode Lock.

  4. Click Turn Passcode On.


passcode lock

  1. Type a four digit passcode of your choosing.

Remotely Erasing Devices via Webmail


The option exists within Webmail to remotely wipe your device the next time it attempts to synchronize with the Exchange server. This feature is usually only utilized in the event that a device is stolen and its owner does not want their personal information compromised.

Warning: This will delete all applications and data from your device and will not be recoverable unless you have backed up your information on iTunes. This process does not delete your email account, contacts, and calendar items within your Exchange account, but rather deletes that information on the device itself.

  1. Click Options, in the upper-right corner.

  2. From the Options pull-down list, select See All Options.


    Options pulldown

  3. In the navigation window on the left-hand side, select Phone.

  4. Make sure the Mobile Phones tab is selected and highlight the appropriate device from the list.

  5. Click Wipe Device.

Note: If your device has been successfully wiped, you will receive an email confirmation. Your device will continue to remotely wipe and send notifications if any attempt is made by that device to reconnect with Exchange and your email account.

Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
HelpDeskLogo715-836-5711 | helpdesk@uwec.edu | OL1106

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