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How to Lock/secure SD card??
Guys is there a way to lock the SD card so that if it's used with another phone or plugged on a computer with a card reader that it must require a password. EDIT: I have stuff saved on my SD card that I would not want seen by others if my phone is lost/stolen.
(Please keep thing PG in this forum.
Last edited by Brett; 11-20-2010 at 12:01 PM. Reason: was not appropriate for all members
- 11-18-2010, 01:59 PM #2
- 11-18-2010, 04:25 PM #3
Best advice to you would be to remove sensitive material from your SD card and put them somewhere secure (home desktop/back up system or whatever). Other than that, you have to decide if its worth the risk keeping it on your device.
Edit: did some quick internet searches and ran across this - Tasker. It's an app that lets you encrypt/decrypt files and password protect apps. I dont have any experience with it, anyone else ever use it? It might be able to do what you want. Encrypt your images/videos and password protect the gallery app when it launches, if this app can indeed do that.
- 11-18-2010, 07:05 PM #4
- 11-19-2010, 10:54 PM #6
- 11-20-2010, 10:05 AM #7
I've thought about that too. I'm not a celebrity, but I do have "stuff" on my SD card I don't want others to see. The Palm Pre was nice because it didn't have any removable storage. One thing I've considered with my Droid is to Super Glue the SD card in place, so it would be destroyed if it was removed. I think I would replace the current card with a 32 mb one, so I would never run out of space. My idea for gluing it into place is that I can still access it through my computer, and use the phone lock in. If my phone is lost/stolen, a person would have to unlock the phone to see anything, and would not be able to remove the SD card.
It's just an idea.
- 11-20-2010, 11:08 AM #8
- 11-20-2010, 12:02 PM #9
- 02-27-2011, 10:25 AM #10
I have been looking into this & iI have found no real way to PW protect the SD card. However I have found a app i have been using on my Evo that if i ever loose my phone i can wipe the phone & SD card right from my computer, along with locking it,making it scream & get its location. I have tried everything but the wipe witch i am actually going to try soon but everything else works great. The app cost me $1.00 at the time i bought it. Check it out http://www.seekdroid.com/
Hope this helps you out. I am going to write Lookout mobile security & see if they can make a option in their app to PW protect the SD card.Storm > Storm 2 > Moto Droid > Droid Eris > Droid X
- 07-14-2014, 07:32 AM #11
- 07-14-2014, 07:34 AM #12
- 08-18-2014, 08:44 AM #13
Re: How to Lock/secure SD card??
IM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM!!! someone stole my phn last night and i have very personal things on my sd card! i dnt care abt the phn i just want my info on my sd card erase n not in the wrong hands! my service was with verizon the said it was nothing they could do but im sure theres some kind of action i can take to erase my sd card....any one know??