While you take precautions to protect your laptop, your router, and even your internet of things, don’t forget to protect your smartphone too.
Today’s phones are much more than a device to make calls. It’s a GPS, a camera, a method to watch videos or play games. But don’t forget all the sensitive information that you can access with it as well. Your bank account, your emails, your passwords to MANY accounts, and your credit cards. Even your fingerprints!
There are several ways you can protect yourself and your data on your smartphone.
First, lock your screen when you aren’t using your phone. Set it to automatically lock after a specified amount of time of no activity in case you forget to lock it.
Next, disable WiFi and Bluetooth except when you are using them.
Install updates when they are released. You can set your phone to auto-install updates at night when you are asleep.
DO BACKUPS! Be sure to backup your phone on a regular schedule. Like other functions, it can be done automatically if you set it up to do so.