Android smartphones nowadays have functionality close to that of computers. Some Android phone processors and RAM are more than many desktops. All this is made keeping in mind the convenience of the users. But if users can’t manage these powerful devices properly, hazards can occur. In today’s post we will learn some strategies that will help keep your Android phone safe.
- Regular updates
Many people do not want to update Android OS and apps for fear of consuming data. But it can be a serious threat to the device and the privacy of your information. At different times, errors in the code of different operating systems and apps are caught by cyber attackers. If you update the device regularly, you can be free from this fear. The latest update also brings many new features.
- Keep the phone locked
There are many people who do not lock the phone due to laziness. It’s a terrible bad habit. If you do not lock your phone, you will feel the danger only when your phone is stolen, or otherwise damaged. Lock the phone now without waiting for that misfortune. Convenient methods like fingerprint, facial recognition are now available to unlock. So why stay unprotected? And yes, in setting password and pin code you must give something that no one can guess.
- Only download apps from official sources
The official and most trusted app download site for Android phones is the Google Play Store. If you bring the APK file from outside and install it on the phone, you may get infected by the virus without knowing it. Before downloading an app from Google Play, you can get an idea of its popularity and accuracy by looking at its reviews and how many times the app has been installed.
- Use encryption
Encrypt with Android phone’s internal and extended storage passwords. Then no one other than the password will be able to access any data on your phone in any way. If not encrypted, it is possible to easily retrieve the data in the phone’s memory card or internal storage. To turn on encryption, see the Security section of the smartphone settings.
- Password management
Many people write down the user IDs and passwords of various online services in the Notes app on their phones. This is a very harmful habit. Protecting confidential data in this way is a big risk. Instead, use a password manager app (such as LastPass). Or you can save a password in Google Chrome, which you can secure on Google’s servers.
6. Uninstall unused apps
If so, you are not using an app, even if it is installed on the phone, then it is best if you remove the app. Because different apps require different permissions for your device. The fewer apps you install, the lower the risk of the device being hacked.
7. Turn off unnecessary connections
Turn off the phone’s mobile data, WiFi, Bluetooth connections when you don’t need them. These will save your phone battery as well as protect you from the risk of Bluetooth and WiFi hacking.
By following these tips, hopefully your Android phone will be much safer and your digital life will be much more enjoyable. You can leave your opinion in the comments.