How to encrypt cell phones

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Various types of cell phone encryption software can be used to keep your conversations and data secure. If you're concerned about your sensitive calls being intercepted, use voice encryption software to keep your conversations private. You can also use data encryption software to encrypt passwords, logins, SMS text messages, and other important information that's stored on your cell phone.

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Instructions

    Cell Phone Voice Encryption Software

  1. 1

    Download the voice encryption software from the manufacturer's website. You may need to upload your cell phone's IEMI identification number to them, before the software is downloaded on your cell phone. Type "*#06#" on your cell phone to retrieve the IEMI number.

  2. 2

    Follow the software's installation instructions. Read the "End-User License Agreement" and click the "I Agree" button. Type the "Registration Key" that was sent to you in the appropriate field box.

  3. 3

    Look for the software's icon on the menu or settings page. Tap on it to launch the program.

  4. 4

    Configure your cell phone to run in GSM Mode. Select the following options, "Menu," "Tools Settings," "Phone," and "Network." Choose "GSM" and click the "OK" button.

    Select "AutoStart" and reboot your cell phone. Not all cell phone encryption software is designed the same way, and their installation instructions can vary.

  5. 5

    Look for a hyperlink on the manufacturer's website that says "Support" or "Frequently Asked Questions" for specific information about the type of encryption software that you want to use on your cell phone.

    Cell Phone Data Encryption Software

  1. 1

    Download and install the data encryption software on your cell phone. After you have chosen an encryption software application that you want to use from the Internet, look for the "Download" button on the website and click on it. Follow the software's installation instructions. Read the "End-User License Agreement" and click the "Accept" or "I Agree" button.

  2. 2

    Create an encrypted storage file to protect the data on your cell phone. Click the data encryption icon on your cell phone's display screen. Click on 'Menu," and then click "Storage" and "Create." On the "New Storage" window, click the "Browse" button to enter the file name that you want to use as an encrypted storage file.

  3. 3

    Create a file name that you want to use as an encrypted storage file in the "Name" field box. Describe or define the file's location in the "Type" field box, and click the "OK" button.

  4. 4

    Enter the storage size of the file in the "Storage Size" field box. Tick the "Hidden" check box option, if you want the file to be hidden. Continue selecting the check boxes for "Read Only Storage" and "Delete Last Access Date" if you want to enable these options.

  5. 5

    Click the "Create" button and enter the password that you created for the storage encryption file. Open your cell phone's Web browser and select the files that you want to send to the encrypted storage file folder.

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