Our phones, smart phones as they are called, stores a lot of informations about us. As a result, we need to always keep them safe while we are sleeping, while charging, while watching the TV, before going to the loo… We always need to keep them safe.
Here are few tips to get our androids/tablets protected:
1. SET SCREEN LOCK:
You can help secure your Android phone or tablet by setting a screen lock. Each time you turn on your device or wake up the screen, you’ll be asked to unlock your device, usually with a PIN, pattern, or password.
On some devices, you can unlock with your fingerprint or automatically unlock in trusted conditions.
2. SET YOUR DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC UNLOCK:
You can set your Android phone to automatically unlock in certain circumstances. Then you won’t need to manually unlock with your PIN, pattern, or password in those circumstances. To learn how to set automatic unlock click here
3. HELP PROTECT AGAINST HARMFUL APPS WITH GOOGLE PROTECT:
Google Play Protect helps you keep your device safe and secure.
- It runs a safety check on apps from the Google Play Store before you download them.
- It checks your device for potentially harmful apps from other sources. These harmful apps are sometimes called malware.
- It warns you about any detected potentially harmful apps found, and removes known harmful apps from your device.
4. CHECK OR CHANGE SECURITY SETTINGS:
You can help protect your Android device by updating your security settings.
You can manage most of your device’s security settings in its Settings app . Tap Security & Location.
5. MAKE SURE YOUR DEVICE CAN BE FOUND:
After you sign in to a Google Account on an Android device, Find My Device is on by default.
To use Find My Device, a lost Android device must be:
- Turned on
- Signed in to a Google Account
- Connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi
- Visible on Google Play
- Location turned on
- Find My Device turned on
6. REMOTELY FIND, LOCK OR ERASE:
When Find My Device connects with a device, you see the device’s location, and the device gets a notification.
- Open android.com/find and sign in to your Google Account.
- If you have more than one device, click the lost device at the top of the screen.
- On the map, see about where the device is.
- The location is approximate and may not be accurate.
- If your device can’t be found, Find My Device will show its last known location, if available.
- Pick what you want to do. If needed, first click Enable lock & erase.
- Play sound
Rings your device at full volume for 5 minutes, even if it’s set to silent or vibrate.
Locks your device with your PIN, pattern, or password. If you didn’t have a lock, you can set one. You can add a recovery message or phone number to the lock screen.
Permanently deletes all data on your device. (It may not delete SD cards.) After you erase, Find My Device won’t work on the device.
Important: If you find your device after erasing, you’ll likely need your Google Account password to use it again.