Did you know that over a billion users throughout the world are using smartphones? Even though it varies in size, color, technical specifications, and brands, more and more people are buying a unit because of its usability and multi-tasking abilities.
Entertainment, helpful tools, and browsing services are only a few of the features a smartphone has in store for you. Capture a moment by taking a picture or video. If you can’t find an answer to your question, then try to Google it! Use social media apps like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to socialize with friends. Talk with your friends and families online using Skype, Yahoo! Messenger or Google Talk. Kill the boredom by playing different game applications. Or just use the text and call feature of your phone to easily communicate with people on your contacts list. With custom mobile cases, you can make your smartphone a fashion signature. Do all these things with just a touch of your fingertips on your smartphone’s screen.
Smartphones are one of the coolest gadgets ever invented. But this remarkable device can also be your worst enemy because it can compromise your privacy. Take note of these 5 tips on how to protect the privacy on your smartphone:
Take caution when you go on Wi-Fi connections:
You take the risk of compromising your phone’s security when you use Public Wi-Fi networks. So before connecting your smartphone to any Wi-Fi connection, remember to turn off the sharing features on your phone.
Bluetooth can also put your phone’s privacy in danger. This wireless method allows you to exchanges files or share internet connections with other users. When this feature is turned on, other people can look through the contents of your phone. So turn this off.
Don’t forget to lock your phone:
Putting a lock code on your phone is one of the most basic security measures out there. But on the off-chance that you haven’t done that yet, you can either use a PIN code which needs alphanumeric characters, or a pattern lock that lets you draw a personalized shape or figure on your phone. These features can be readily used on your phone by tweaking the security settings. You also need to set up a SIM card lock so unrestricted access to your contacts list is prohibited. So, in case you lose your phone, whatever files, photos and contact numbers you have inside won’t be so easily accessed.
Secure your password:
It is a must not to give out your passwords to strangers. But sometimes, even when you’re being careful, you may have thoughtlessly entered your password into one of the online stores you browsed through. Phishing websites disguised asonline shopping websites, online banking, social media and other sites that require you to give out information such as email address, passwords, and credit card details spell bad news for you so stay away from them.
Manage your Privacy Settings:
There’s a feature on your phone called Geo-tagging which tags the location or address where the photo was taken. Social media websites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Foursquare lets other users see where you are right now. Manage your location settings and disable the GPS service apps so you won’t be so easy to locate.
Safe smartphone apps:
There’s a wide range of free and inexpensive apps available for smartphones. This might seem like a fun advantage, but you have to be careful which applications you download. Find trustworthy sources and stick to those. Beware of Phishing websites since apps they offer are designed to steal your information.
So there you have it, a couple of tips you can follow to ensure your phone—and privacy—is protected.
This Article Are Writen By Haseeb Najam