If you’re someone who seems to spend more time outside of your house than in it because you’re always at work, taking classes or you simply have a busy schedule that keeps you on the go, we’re pretty sure that you’re really happy that you have a smartphone that can help to keep you connected.
We can also guess that the last thing that you want to experience is someone who’s either stolen your phone or hacked into it and taken some of your private information. To prevent both things from happening, we’ve provided you with a list of five smartphone protection tips; ones that will keep your phone safe and secure, no matter what you may be doing, below:
Take certain security measures. When you’re always on the go, this means that more times than not, you’re in public. That’s why it’s essential that you take certain security measures. For starters, make sure that you use a pin or password in order to lock your smartphone. And when it comes to the operation and apps that are on it, make sure that they updated on a consistent basis. This brings us to the second point.
Download apps from trusted stores. One of the best things about having a smartphone are all of the apps that are at our disposal that can help to make our lives convenient. However, when apps are not purchased from a trusted source, they can actually end up doing more harm than good; that’s because with them can come the potential for viruses and malware. Plus, they can make us accessible to hackers too. You can avoid experiencing all of this by doing one simple thing: only download apps from trusted stores. Google Play is one of our personal favorites.
Log out of sites once you have made a payment. If you’re someone who happens to do a lot of shopping or banking online, you’re certainly not alone; a lot of us do. But if you put your credit card information onto a site and you fail to log out of the site once you are done, that’s another way for hackers to get some of your sensitive data. Therefore, definitely log out every single time and also, avoid storing your credit card number on a website, even one that you tend to do a lot of business with. It’s safer if you make the time to type in the info every time rather than automatically leaving it on their system.
Install a security app. If you recently purchased a LifeProof Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and you’re wondering what you can do to make it more secure, there’s a particular app that you should install: a security app. Not only will it offer you free protection from viruses and all sorts of malware, but it also alerts you if, while surfing the web, you are about to access a risky website. One website that provides a list of some of the best security apps for smartphones is Komando. Just go to the site and put “best apps to secure your smartphone” in the search field.
Keep your phone on you at all times. And finally, don’t forget to keep your smartphone on you at all times. Being that it only takes a second for someone to take your phone, make sure not to leave it on a seat or table next to you while you’re out in public. And when you’re not using it, it needs to go into one of your pockets or inside of your purse. That way, it will be safe and sound—at all times.