Hackers, malware, thieves, today’s Android users are facing more threats than ever before. As such, your device’s security has never been more important. Here are some of the best practices for securing your phone, along with a few helpful tips that could make your life easier.
Enable Remote Tracking, Locking, and Wiping
Keep Everything Up to Date
Be Careful If Downloading Apps from Outside of Google’s Store
Use a Screen Lock
Take Advantage of Smart Lock
Activate Guest Mode
Manage App Permissions
Other Ways to Protect
Enabling two-factor authentication and leveraging Google Authenticator is always a good idea for important accounts. Not connecting to unknown Wi-Fi networks is to say the least a good practice. And lastly, though we’re not big fans of antivirus suites on phones, but you should know there are plenty of paid-for and free options from big industry names like Norton, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, and Avast, along with some excellent lesser-known products such as AVL and, my personal favorite, Sophos.