Security features on the Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets

Security features on the Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets

Note: Screenshots appear here in English. On your tablet, they will appear in the language you select.

There are a variety of features in the Android operating system on your tablet which can help you protect your information.

  1. From the home page, touch the Apps icon in the center of the bottom row to access all your apps (Figure 1).
    Apps Icon
    Figure 1: Apps Icon

  2. Touch the Settings icon (Figure 2 or 3, you may have to swipe to the second page of Apps).
    or Settings Icon
    Figure 2 and 3: Setting Icons

  3. On the left side, scroll down to the Personal section, touch the Security icon to access the Android security features.
  4. Touch Screen Lock.
    Note: If you set any secure unlock (anything other than the slider) you will have to use that unlock to change the security options at a later date.
    • Slider - By default, the opening screen in Android unlocks by sliding the lock icon to the right. This is not a secure screen lock and anyone can unlock the device using this slider.
    • Face Unlock - You can set up face recognition using the webcam. This is less secure than a PIN number or password as someone with a similar face can still unlock your device. If you wish to use facial recognition, touch Face Unlock and follow the instructions.
    • Pattern - The pattern unlock requires you to enter a touch pattern across a grid of nine points. After you enter and confirm a pattern, the tablet will display the grid whenever you start it up and require you to enter the pattern to unlock the tablet (Figure 4).

      Figure 4: Example Pattern. You can enter whatever pattern you choose.

    • PIN - You can set a 4-digit Personal Identification Number to lock and unlock the tablet. You will be asked to enter it twice to confirm.
    • Password - You can set a password using the virtual keyboard. You will be asked to enter it twice to confirm.

    Encryption - Under the Security section you have the option to encrypt your tablet. You can encrypt your accounts, settings, downloaded apps and their data, media, and other files. Once you encrypt your tablet, you need to type a numeric PIN or password to decrypt your tablet except by performing a factory data reset, erasing all your data.
    Note: Encryption takes an hour or more. You must start with a charged battery and keep your tablet plugged in until encryption is complete. If you interrupt the encryption process, you will lose some or all of your data.

Article ID: SLN268391

Last Date Modified: 08/10/2018 12:24 PM

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