Protecting your BlackBerry smartphone with a password ensures that nobody but you and those who know your password can access your information. Research in Motion has designed safeguards into this system to prevent interlopers from attempting to access your personal data. This safeguard is a limit of 10 attempts at entering the password.
BlackBerrys have certain restrictions when it comes to available password selections. These devices won’t let you set a password if it is too simple. This means you can’t use a password that is made up of the same letter or number repeated such as “00000.” You also can’t use simple sequences like “ABCDEF” or “123456.” By requiring a more complex password, you are protected against people trying to randomly guess your password by entering common and simple sequences.