With advances in technology and rising internet penetration, smartphones have now become a necessity – a device that has come to be weaved into our regular lives. A smartphone packs a multitude of applications designed to make it easier to go through each day; from instant internet banking to online food orders. An easy indicator of the value of these devices is the availability of screen replacement cover offered by insurance companies in a bid to cover damages caused to the smartphone screen.
As useful advanced technologies have been, they’ve also led to a manifold increase in risks related to loss or theft, for that matter. Protect the data that is there on your phone – and to do that, you can consider the following:
You can make use of a lock screen widget and lock your smartphone using a password, 4-number PIN code or facial recognition, for that matter. Quick and convenient, this necessary security measure can secure your device from chances of loss or theft.
Once you have the serial number down on paper, you can easily report a theft (should it happen anytime in the future) to the authority. This measure works on other fronts as well should your phone need to be sent for repairs, it can be safely returned to you once the job is done.
Most smartphones have the option of auto-connecting to wireless servers and networks. That being said, hotspots and dubious networks are, by far, the sternest threat to security. Make sure that you are logged into a secure connection before searching up the internet or operating your e-mail. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) or secure wireless connection can be the solution in this regard.
In addition to the measures as mentioned above, turning on location visibility and tracker is another effective way of securing your device. The essence is that the same GPS settings that help you find the nearest restaurants can also assist you while trying to track down where your phone might be.
Here, an application helps you track the location of your smartphone in real-time, thereby making retrieval fast and easy. But for this app to work, the phone should be switched on and have a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.