Being a frequent user of a mobile device requires the owner to protect it not just the hardware but all other parts of the phone whether it is software, applications, data, programs and other things that are built inside it. More so, protection level should depend on the lifestyle of the owner. For example, if you have an active lifestyle which includes exercise, hiking, running or travelling, you need to gear up the phone and yourself whenever you are doing these activities. Buying new phones every time can be costly especially if your phone belongs to a high-end line of devices. You can get some insights from this infographic.
1. Old software can make your phone lag often that can be annoying at times. Waiting for few minutes to load just in making text messages is frustrating. What you can do is to update your operating system to new versions to avoid bugs. Also, apps that are installed even in not in use eat your memory and it slows down the performance of your phone. So, delete apps that you are not using.
2. Setting a password for your phone can protect your data. Just don’t make it too complex and complicated that even you will forget it. For additional defense level, use biometric protection if it is available. Some phones allow apps that provide this kind of security.
3. It could be hard to carry your phone when you are hiking a mountain or running in the woods, worry less because an armband is now available. Furthermore, even if you are swimming, you can still bring your phone because waterproof and sealed cell phone casings are also available in the market.
4. You might often forget about turning off the location tracking on your apps. At times, it could be beneficial for you but your data can be accessed easily if it’s on all the time. Manage your privacy settings well so that criminals won’t be able to peek into your phone and use your personal information for their ill intentions.
5. When you are travelling especially outside the country, you must back up your contact lists, photos and important files stored on your phones. Cloud storage has been available so that you can retrieve your data easily even if your phone was lost or stolen while you are travelling.
6. More often than not, people eat in restaurants that have free WiFi. However, this free hotspot can also pose threats in your data security. Hackers can easily intercept communication that allows them to steal your passwords, account numbers and other important and personal information that are stored on your phone. So, be careful when connecting. Who knows where this free WiFi will take you?
7. Use screen protector or tempered glass to protect the screen of your phone. Scratches and bruises can be avoided.
8. Wifi and Bluetooth can be turned off when not in use. Aside from protecting your data, you can save energy.
9. Lastly, when you are going to other places always turn on your find my phone setting and remote wiping. You can also synchronize all your accounts so that you can still trace it if ever it is stolen.
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