Most Smartphone users link their phones to their lives by feeding it data and setting up security options that fit their needs. This is why it is so painful to either lose data due to the crashing of the phone system or through theft. This guide will help you to secure your Smartphone’s security in the easiest way possible. Below is the Phone Security Guide: The Six-Layer Technique.
Layers of Android Phone Protection
1. Screen lock– Your phone should have an automatic lock setting that allows your phone to lock itself after a period of inactivity. Thos could be a password, pattern, eye screening, face identity scan, or even a fingerprint. To protect your data, you should make sure that your data syncs with a cloud server or Google backup option, and set an automatic wipe option on your device. This will wipe out all the data on your phone after a certain number of password tries.
2. Mind the applications on your phone– The mobile phone market has skyrocketed within the past few years. It is safe to say almost everybody owns a Smartphone. This has had a great impact on the mobile application market that has seen the growth and development of applications that cater to almost anything. However, some of these applications end up infecting the smartphones with malware, adware, and ransomware. Make sure that you limit your application download and installation options to official application stores. Do not allow third-party applications to be installed on your phone. In addition to this, manage the application permissions on your android either on individual apps or generally.
4. Phishing– A phishing page is harder t spot on your Android phone than it is on a desktop or laptop. It comes in the form of short, suspicious links, or PDF attachments on your texts or emails. These sites could be used to withdraw money from your accounts or even access your credit card accounts. Thus, refrain from providing your details to such links.
5. Remote device location– This will really come in handy in case of theft or lack of information on where you placed your device. Numerous remote device locator apps are in the app market. Choose one and make sure that it is constantly tracking your phone. Alternatively, you could use “Android Device Manager” to track down your phone.
6. Automatic backup activation– This is more of a solution than a security plan. Backing up your phone data will help you retain your data even when you do not have access to your phone. You have the option of using a cloud server or Google account backup. Synchronize your phone to any of these servers automatically and allow it to back up your data after a certain period. Once you replace your phone, you could just log into your account, synchronize it to the device, and wait for the data to be restored.