Who in this world is living and not using a smartphone? Everyone got this small gadget in their pockets and can easily access the world with just one click. The thing which we are not knowing is that smartphones are not secured until we make it one. We easily neglect the small features and updates that can protect our mobile phones. Following are a few tips and tricks that will help you in keeping your device safe.
1. SECURE YOUR MOBILE WITH LOCK
Most of the people who are using smartphones avoid using mobile locks. The ratio of not using a secure lock for mobile phones is mostly observed in the people who are 30+ in age. The reason behind this is some people think they might forget their password; some feel unsafe with fingerprints and face recognition as well. You must protect your phone with a proper lock. These fingerprints are the most secured ones as everyone is having a unique one.
No duplication is found in it. Other than this is the use of face recognition or setting up a combination of password, pin, or patterns. But make sure that these methods should be strong that no hacker can decrypt them.
2. PROTECT WITH PASSWORDS
Not only do you need to keep your phone lock, but you need to set up a secondary method as well. What if your phone is decrypted and now your applications are easily accessible? So, for preventing this you need to set up an application lock on each application. The application lock is an in-built feature in your mobile phone which most people are unaware of it. Go to your setting, setup application lock set your preferred method that is password, pattern, fingerprint, or pin.
3. OPERATING SYSTEM UP TO DATE
Either you are using iPhone or Android both come with the operating system. These operating systems can be updated every month because every month a new update is launched with some more security updates. Now what people do is avoid updating their OS and hence left their smartphone vulnerable to the hacker. The confidential data can easily be exploited. So, it is necessary to keep updating your OS and don’t keep it for later to update else you might be losing your data.
4. USE SECURE WI-FI CONNECTION
Every smartphone consists of a Wi-Fi option. So, whenever people moving around in public places like shopping malls or restaurants etc., they search for the Wi-Fi networks available or not. The use of these public Wi-Fi networks sometimes might be vulnerable. It is recommended to use it with a Virtual Private Network. Through this, you can secure your data and other confidential data as well. The plus point of VPN is that your location is changed, and it is not traceable easily.
5. AVOID DOWNLOADING FROM UNAUTHENTIC RESOURCES
We never care about the platform when downloading from a different platform. most of us think that it is authentic, but it is not. You are exposed to malicious activities when you click on a downloadable link. It is, therefore, necessary to use the official websites of the downloading application or use the authentic app store available on your Operating systems. Moreover, try to read the reviews and check when it was lastly updated.