PhoneSecure

Welcome to PhoneSecure, a simple app from North Yorkshire Police to help you find the best way of keeping your mobile device safe.

Apple

Basic details

The first step you should take is to discover the specific details of your device. You should make a note of:

iCloud

Using iCloud, you can locate and remotely erase any iPhone. While you still have the device, go to Settings > iCloud and turn on Find My iPhone. If you lose your phone, you can find it either; by installing the free Find My iPhone app on another iOS device, or by visiting icloud.com, signing in, and using Apple's Web-based Find My iPhone app. With either tool, you can remotely lock the phone with a pass code if you haven't already, send a message to it, play a sound, or remotely wipe the phone.

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Property marking

There are many different ways of marking your property so that it can be easily identified and returned to its rightful owner, if it is recovered by the police. These are:

Contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by dialling 101 to find out more about property marking.

Useful apps

There are many other variations and we are providing these as a starting point. We have chosen apps which are usually free, however this may change over time so please check before you download.

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NYP mobile

NYP mobile is a quick and easy way for you to find out what's going on in your area - and what we are doing about it - via your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

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Android

Basic details

The first step you should take is to discover the specific details of your device. You should make a note of:

Android Device Manager

If you lose your Android device associated with your Google Account, Android Device Manager can help you find, lock, and erase it.

Malware and antivirus

Android devices are targeted by malware and viruses. Although being careful is usually enough to avoid the problem, a good antivirus or anti-malware app brings peace of mind, and protects your Android device from threats you may accidentally stumble upon.

The AV-TEST Institute tests anti-malware and antivirus apps in terms of their performance in the categories of protection and impact on usability. AV-TEST also looks at the further security features that are provided. Visit the AV-TEST Android test reports to help you choose.

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Property marking

There are many different ways of marking your property so that it can be easily identified and returned to its rightful owner, if it is recovered by the police. These are:

Contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by dialling 101 to find out more about property marking.

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NYP mobile

NYP mobile is a quick and easy way for you to find out what's going on in your area - and what we are doing about it - via your Android phone or tablet.

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BlackBerry

Basic details

The first step you should take is to discover the specific details of your device. You should make a note of:

BlackBerry Protect

BlackBerry Protect is a free app that lets you find, lock, or wipe your BlackBerry from a remote location. It also adds daily, weekly, and monthly backup capability for your data.

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Property marking

There are many different ways of marking your property so that it can be easily identified and returned to its rightful owner, if it is recovered by the police. These are:

Contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by dialling 101 to find out more about property marking.

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NYP mobile

NYP mobile is a quick and easy way for you to find out what's going on in your area - and what we are doing about it - via your BlackBerry phone or tablet.

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Windows Phone

Basic details

The first step you should take is to discover the specific details of your device. You should make a note of:

Immobilise

Property marking

There are many different ways of marking your property so that it can be easily identified and returned to its rightful owner, if it is recovered by the police. These are:

Contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by dialling 101 to find out more about property marking.

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NYP mobile

NYP mobile is a quick and easy way for you to find out what's going on in your area - and what we are doing about it - via your Windows phone or tablet.

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Protect your device

We weren't able to detect exactly what device you are using. However, here are some simple tips that apply to any phone or tablet:

Basic details

The first step you should take is to discover the specific details of your device. You should make a note of:

Immobilise

Property marking

There are many different ways of marking your property so that it can be easily identified and returned to its rightful owner, if it is recovered by the police. These are:

Contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by dialling 101 to find out more about property marking.

Restrict access

NYP mobile

NYP mobile is a quick and easy way for you to find out what's going on in your area - and what we are doing about it - via your phone or tablet.

Launch NYP mobile