How to Protect Privacy and Security on Android Device?

By Deepak Saxena March 30, 2017 Android, How To

We spend a decent amount of time in protecting privacy on computers and laptops. But with time, our laptops and computers have been replaced by smartphones and tablets. So now we need better privacy on our android devices as they carry lot of private information such as our email accounts our contacts and bank account details. Therefore, it is more important to protect privacy on these handy devices. In this article, we will give you tips to protect privacy on your android device and to make it a secure gadget.

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Enable basic protection: Even if you know that you are the only person who is using the device or if you are surrounded by all the trustworthy people. It is the first thing you should do to protect privacy of your device add a pattern lock or a passcode lock to your device. It will protect your device from getting unauthorized remote access another advantage is that if you have lost your device no one will be able to reset it quickly.

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Apps and permissions: It is always recommended to keep only the useful applications but as per our requirements we keep on downloading applications. So, it becomes must for us to check app permissions that is what all resources are used by which application. Sometimes an application keep using resources which it does not supposed to use. At the point, you are granting permission to an app while installing please check what all resources it is going to use.

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Beware of Wi-Fi: No doubt mobile data is expensive and finite this is the reason we keep on looking for a free Wi-Fi connection but think before you connect your device to an unsecured Wi-Fi connection. Because sometimes saving money can take lot of money out of your pocket. If in case of emergency, when you have to use an unsecure Wi-Fi then always try to use secure web addresses – ones that start with https:// etc.

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Go for a third-party application: There are many third-party applications available on the google play store they can do better for you in terms of privacy and security.  By using these applications, you can lock down individual applications and some other applications which allows you to protect your incoming calls with a password.

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Whenever you connect your device to the internet it is exposed to the world your personal data like your preferences your age likes dislikes etc. is used by advertising agency to show you personalized adds. So, you should always keep that in mind that you are not the only one to access your device and you have to protect it from many unknown sources and people. If you have any other tech related issues with your Smartphones, Laptops or computers you can give us a call on our toll-free number which is (855) 765-6710. You can also write us on support@thephonesupport.com  we will be happy to help you.

 

 

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Deepak Saxena

"Deepak Saxena is a writer and blogger for The Phone Support. He loves to explore hidden features of the devices around him. Many of his articles are helpful to troubleshoot tech relates issues. Being a technical writer he keeps an eye on emerging technical trends and new features or updates releasing on daily basis. His articles are well to do for both tech savvy and non tech savvy audience."