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Erase Data Remotely From A Lost or Stolen BlackBerry

Thursday, 1 October 2009, 8:17 | BlackBerry | 17 Comments | Read 2911 Times
by Vaibhav Pandey

In case if your BlackBerry has been stolen or because of your own carelessness you lost it somewhere and now wish to delete all the data from the phone, you can do so using the Remote Wipe Reset to Factory Defaults IT policy rule.

Remotely wiping the BlackBerry smartphone is important as it might have many of your passwords cached, some confidential corporate documents and even VPN access for your corporate network. BlackBerry Smartphone is a powerful device and security of the device should be of utmost priority. You can read tips which can help you secure your BlackBerry in my post 5 tips to secure your BlackBerry phone.

Remote Wipe Reset to Factory Defaults IT policy rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device resets to the default settings when it receives the Erase Data and Disable Handheld IT administration command over a wireless network. The default value for the rule is False. Change this rule to True to require a BlackBerry device to delete its stored IT policy permanently, to delete all third-party applications, and to delete all user data.

In order to remotely wipe data using the above described method, you need to atleast have a BlackBerry smartphone based on BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.2.2 and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.1 SP4.

In case if you have lost your Apple iPhone and wish to remotely wipe off data, you can read more about it in my post [How-To] Find Your Lost or Stolen iPhone and Wipe Out any Sensitive data remotely.

Also Read: [How-To] Remove IT Policy From Your BlackBerry

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  • steve

    i want to erase the passwords from my blackberry but dont know how to is there anyway you can help me erase the passwords and log ins so if i went to sell the phone my data isnt on it?

  • bader

    My BlackBerry was stolen yesterday and i have a lot of personal information on it. please help me to destroy it for me or give me the way ..
    heres my detail :
    PHONE: BlackBerry curve 8900
    IMEI: 357238030270784

  • Anonymous

     delete all the data from the phone, you can do so using the Remote Wipe Reset to Factory Defaults IT policy rule.

  • Anonymous

    all the data from the phone, you can do so using the Remote Wipe Reset to Factory Defaults IT policy rule.

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