If you use a smartphone to send or receive ePHI, the following instructions explain how you can confirm it is secured:
Models 3GS or newer that require a password are encrypted and secured.
* Please be aware that individuals who have both an iPhone and an iPad with encryption enabled must encrypt both devices since it is not possible to encrypt one and not the other.
(Newer models with 5.x firmware)
From Options, select Password
(Models with firmware prior to 5.x)
Click General Settings.
Enable Content Protection
From General Settings, Password Enabled
Ensure that a screen lock PIN or password has been set for your device.
In Settings, choose Security > Encrypt Device. (On some phones, you will need to choose Storage > Storage encryption or Storage > Lock screen and security > Other security settings to find the "Encrypt" option).
Follow the onscreen instructions. During encryption, your device might restart several times.
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