Using mobile devices at UofG

Using mobile devices at UofG

Find out how to set up laptops, tablets and smartphones to access University Wi-Fi, email, remote access and other systems, on and off campus.

Laptops and netbooks (Windows, macOS, Linux)

iOS (iPad, iPod, iPhone)


Windows Phone


Smartphone and tablet security advice

Your smartphone and tablet are likely to contain a lot of confidential information about you, perhaps even your bank details.

Treat your smartphone like your wallet or purse.
Treat your tablet like your laptop.

There are many ways you can increase the security of your smartphone and tablet.

  • Set a PIN or passcode to protect your device from unauthorised use
  • Set a timeout to lock your device
  • Be careful which apps you install and what permissions you give them
  • If you use GPS location services, be aware of what information they share
  • Keep in mind the email security rules: these apply whatever device you're using
  • Backup the information on your device
  • If your device has an IMEI number, keep a copy in case of loss or theft
  • At the end of its life, dispose of your device securely