Secure Your BlackBerry Data With BlackBerry Protect

How To Protect Your BlackBerry Devices With BlackBerry Protect

RIM over the past months have been working on a free app that would help to protect all BlackBerry devices. This app has finally been released with name BlackBerry Protect.

I was kinda eager to download it as my SmrtGuard Mobile Security trial version had expired. A few minutes later after downloading, installing and configuring the app, I was left a bit disappointed as BlackBerry Protect lacks an antivirus and antispyware.

If Microsoft could finally come up with their own antivirus solution for genuine Microsoft operating systems, the same is not far expected of the guys at Research In Motion (RIM).

Anyway, I’m sticking with the app ’cause despite its shortcoming, it has great features as listed below.

Backup Your BlackBerry Data With BlackBerry ProtectFeatures Of BlackBerry Protect

  1. Backup Your BlackBerry Data: the app enables you to backup your contacts, text messages, calendar and bookmarks using your BlackBerry data plan. This backup can be done automatically, and as often as you choose (daily, weekly or monthly).
  2. Secure Your BlackBerry Phone: In the eventuality that you should lose your phone, you can log into the BlackBerry Protect website and either lock your device or completely your phone and microSD card.
  3. Locate Your Missing BlackBerry Device: if you aren’t sure of where you left your phone, you can simply log into the BB Protect site and force your smartphone to ring at a high volume. Via the site, you can also display a message on the home screen of your device for whosoever finds it so that they can return it back to you.
  4. Restore Your BB data to a new BlackBerry Device: restoring your contacts and settings to a new device is pretty easy using the backups that have been created in the past.


NOTE: BlackBerry Protect is not compatible with devices that use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express.

BlackBerry Protect doesn’t backup third party applications.

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  1. Lewis says:

    I have tried to download the application but it kept tell me my device is an Enterprise device and that the application would not work on it. I find it had to accept that my device as my internet plan on it is a BIS which i believe is for individual Blackberry Internet Service and not BES (Blackberry Enterprise Service) which I feel is for Internet plans linked to the server of the Organaisation where you work.

    I used to be on BES but have since been on BIS ever since i left the organisation where I was working almost 2years ago. So I don’t really understand what’s could be wrong. Hope you can help here. Thanks.

    • Udegbunam Chukwudi says:

      Could it be that your BlackBerry PIN has aitomatically been tagged BES and thus the error? Try removing and reinserting to your battery to see what happens. By the way which network are you on? If you are on the same network as your organization was, they might have left you on your organizations list. Just check sha

      • Lewis says:

        Thank you for your prompt response. I’ve done the battery-pull several times and there’s no difference.

        I was using MTN when I was in the Organisation and have since been on Glo after I left. I’m bewildered that I could still be on BES even as the Internet plan on my device’s been BIS for more than a year now.

        • Udegbunam Chukwudi says:

          Try googling it up to see if there are other folks having the same issue like you are. You never know. You might find a solution man :-). I’ll look around too and holla at you if I find something.

  2. Andrew Walker says:

    So this is not working for Lewis. I will give it a try. Hope it works for me. Thanks, Udegbunam.

  3. Jane Muir says:

    Nothing really obsolete when it comes to the Blackberry. They are also handy.

  4. Blackberry Folder Lock says:

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