HP iPAQ Pocket PC hx4700 Series - How Do I Enable/Disable HP ProtectTools on My Pocket PC?
The HP ProtectTools provides on-device security protection,
minimizing the risk of losing sensitive information on your HP
iPAQ Pocket PC. HP ProtectTools provides strong authentication
and encryption of email, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks, and/or
all files stored in the My Documents folder. It can also be used to
encrypt data stored on expansion cards.
CAUTION: HP ProtectTools provides strong protection of your Pocket
PC and the data stored on it. To access the Pocket PC, you will have
the option of enabling either a PIN or password. If you forget your
PIN or password, you will be able to access the device with a backup
question and answer. If you forget both your PIN/password and
question/answer, there is no way to unlock your device. You will
have to reset it, resulting in the loss of all
data on your iPAQ Pocket
PC, including data stored in iPAQ File Store. It is recommended that
you remember your PIN/password and question/answer.
You should only need to enable security one time. You can make
changes to any of your security settings at a later time without
going through the setup procedure again. For more information,
refer to "Manage Security Settings" in Chapter 7 of the User's
located on the Companion CD.
To enable security on your iPAQ Pocket PC:
From the Today screen, tap Start
, HP ProtectTools
The security configuration screen displays the message "Do
you want to configure HP ProtectTools security on your
device?" Tap Yes
- On the Lock Settings screen, select your choices for the
-secures device by requiring your PIN or
password to authenticate access to the HP iPAQ.
-secures device by requiring your PIN or
password, stops running all programs, and encrypts your
data. You can also select the amount of time between
when you last used the device and when the data is
Because encryption/decryption can take some time, if you
use your device frequently, you may want to select a longer
period of time.
- From the Unlock Settings screen, select the method in which
you want to unlock your HP iPAQ, along with the number of
attempts allowed for each setting:
-a four-digit number
-a combination of numbers and/or letters of
Strong alphanumeric password
-a minimum of eight
characters including at least one uppercase letter, one
lowercase letter, and one number.
- From the Fail-Safe Settings screen:
- Select the number of attempts you will have to answer
your hint question correctly.
- Select what the device should do if you fail to answer
your hint question correctly after the associated number
NOTE: It is recommended that you select the default, "Pause
before retrying question."
- Select whether to keep security after a hard reset.
NOTE: It is recommended that you select this option to ensure that
the data stored in your iPAQ Pocket PC remains secure after a
- Tap Next
Select the encryption strength.
From the Encryption Settings
From the Security Configuration Complete
to create your PIN or password and answer your
Prior to entering your PIN or password, you will be asked for
a passphrase. Tap OK
, then follow the onscreen instructions
to create a passphrase.
NOTE: The passphrase is not something you will need to
remember on a daily basis, but you should remember it for future
reference. For more information on passphrases, tap the More
- Tap OK
- If requested, enter your PIN or password two times for
- From the Set up Passwords
screen, select your hint question
by tapping the left and right arrow buttons near the question.
Answer the question two times for verification purposes.
. Your iPAQ Pocket PC will reset itself after a few
seconds, or you can tap the Reset Now
button to reset the
NOTE: After the device has completed the reset process, you will
be asked for your PIN or password before you can begin using it
You can disable HP ProtectTools at any time using your PIN or
CAUTION: It is recommended that you leave HP ProtectTools
enabled at all times to ensure the data on your iPAQ Pocket PC is
To disable security:
- Tap the yellow lock icon in the Taskbar at the bottom of the
Tap Manage Security Settings
- Enter your PIN or password to authenticate yourself.
Tap the Disable Security
- Follow the onscreen instructions to disable security.