The more personal information we store on our smartphones, the more useful they become. That’s why securing your Fire is so important. If your phone is misplaced or stolen, would you want someone poking around in your apps, contacts, messages, and browsing history, let alone buying things using your Amazon account?
I certainly wouldn’t. This chapter shows you how to enable a passcode and encryption on your Fire and how to manage your Fire remotely using tools on Amazon.com.
The first thing I do when I get a new phone is set a PIN (personal identification number) for my lock screen. So when someone tries to unlock my phone, they’ll need to enter the PIN first.
The Fire supports either a PIN (four digits) or ...