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Best Practices For Smartphone Security

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SET A SECURITY LOCK CODE
Your smartphone has lots of personal information that is likely accessible to prying eyes. From text messages to e-mails, phonebook entries and multimedia files. Bottom line: if you plan to take your phone out of your house with you, you must definitely use a security lock code. It can be a 4-digit PIN or an actual password with characters and numbers, either of the two will do. This will surely help keep thieves or those nosy people from accessing your information easily.

 

ENABLE ?DO NOT TRACK? IN YOUR WEB BROWSER
Any information that you provide on a certain website is likely used for offering you relevant advertisements. The ?Do Not Track? feature asks websites to avoid from collecting your data.
The Safari browser for iOS and Google Chrome on Android has this option. However, enabling this option does not always guarantee that your data will not be collected.

 

REFRAIN FROM ANSWERING SPAM CALLS
There are lots of telemarketing services that will contact you to determine if the number actually reaches a person. And once that happens, your number will be put on a list that will be sold to other companies, which will result in more spam calls and texts.
Luckily, there are certain apps that will help you in figuring out who?s trying to reach you. Whitepages? Current Called ID on Android for example. This application will display a small window that will show the caller information of an incoming call.

 

USE A RECOVERY APP
Panic will strike when you realize that your handset is not in your pocket. When did you set it down? Where was I last? Did I drop it when I got out of the bus? With the use of a recovery app on iOS and Android, you can make your device inaccessible or even track its current location via GPS.

 

ADD YOUR CONTACT INFO TO YOUR DEVICE
If you accidentally lost your phone and some good Samaritan manages to get a hold of it, how will they find you?
You should add enough information to your device so that they will be able to use it to contact you. For example, there?s no need to input your whole name?a first name and last initial?contact number of someone you know that can get in touch with you about your lost phone will do. Like a pet tag for your phone.

 

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