Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

Mobile Access

If you use a mobile device (e.g., Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry), you may wish to configure your device to access your UDmail and UDcalendar.

Mobile Device Security

Below are recommendations for keeping your device -- whether personal or University-owned -- and work-related data safe.

If you carry a UD-owned device, UDit will install an agent to help secure the device; contact the UDit Help Desk at helpdesk@udayton.edu or (937) 229-3888.

  1. Physically label your device with your name and a phone number at which you may be contacted.  Be sure to note your device's serial number in your own records.
  2. Install operating system and application (app) updates as soon as they become available
  3. If your device supports encryption, enable it
  4. Set a reasonable, hard-to-guess password.  4-6 digits are acceptable if used in combination with an auto-erase policy (see #5 below)
  5. Set your device to auto-erase after 10-15 failed login attempts (if available)
  6. Set your device to auto-lock after 10-15 minutes
  7. Install anti-virus/anti-malware software (if available)
  8. Disable Bluetooth and any services that you don't use
  9. Install remote management software (e.g., "MobileMe" for iOS devices; "Google Apps Device Policy" app for Android devices).  These programs allow users to reset passwords, lock/wipe devices remotely and locate misplaced devices
  10. Periodically back up the contents of your device and check that you aren't storing any sensitive documents