Take a deep breath and then how much time you spend on your Smartphone every day to think aboutOn average, a person spends more than four hours daily using the Smartphone.
In our lives has become an essential daily tool smartphone. The very thought of losing our smartphone to send shivers down your spine cold enough.
Encryption is the key
Android allows you to en crypt all the data on your de vice. You’ll need to key in a password or PIN each time the device is turned on to de code all the data. It may seem tiresome but if the phone gets into the wrong hands, there’s no way to access the data without a password or PIN. It can be activated through the Android device’s Security Settings within your phone. Apps like applock, document locker (Android) and Signal (iOS) can also be used to protect apps and files.
Lock the screen without fail
The most basic security measure one can employ for any device is its own screen lock ¬ it allows you to guard the device by using a pattern, PIN or password. The lock can be activated through the device’s security settings. The device can be set to lock automatically after a specific time period or by pressing the `power’ key.
Do not use unknown Wi-Fis
As tempting as it might be, do not use any unknown Wi-fi networks on your smartphone. Instead, invest in a good data pack from your mobile network service provider. The cost of a data pack may be high, but at least you are safer using your own network to manage your bank accounts than an unsafe free Wi-fi.
No unknown app sources
Both Google play and Apple App stores have verified and scanned appsgames on them. You can access these with your smartphone and download any app safely. There are plenty of websites and mailers, which ask you to download an app from an unknown web link. Don’t. If the app is not available on the app stores, do not download and install it.
Install the antivirus
If you browse websites and download content from the net to your smartphone, install an antivirus app on your mobile. There are plenty of free anti-virus apps available, like AVG Free and Avast, however, we recommend you spend a small amount and buy yourself Norton or Kaspersky Android antivirus app. These will keep your mobile browsers safe from viruses and tell you which sites are safe to browse.
Up to Date
Keep your smartphone’s software and apps up-to-date.Under most circumstances software updates come out because the company or app makers have found a security flaw and want to plug it. It is very important that you keep your smartphone’s OS and apps updated. Each time there is an OS App update the Google and Apple app stores intimate you.