Best privacy setting tips to protect your Smartphone Devices
According to the report, approximately 3 billions people use smartphones. Most of the people don’t know about how to secure a smartphone from data collectors. Privacy is very important on the web we must have knowledge to protect your privacy. I will discuss with you about Best privacy setting tips to protect your Smartphone Devices
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1. Don’t give the unnecessary permission to the application.
When we open new application in smartphone they want your permission to use your device. Sometimes it force us to take your permission.
Why application needs our permission?
Google made it necessary, no apps working without talking your permission. Suppose you install a Camera apps in your smartphone. They just need your Read storage and use your camera permission. But they force you to accept location, SMS or telephony. Don’t accept these requests because they want to collect your information which is against your privacy.
2. Download apps from trusted source like Google Play and Apple App Store
Play Store is the best way to install new apps on smartphone because Google always provides Virus-free apps to the users. Every day Google remove thousands of malware affected apps from the Play Store.
Android is a secure device, virus comes through the apps in Android that installed by the outside sources or mod android apps. When people use mod apps, hackers added the malicious code in the apps. You get free apps but you compromise with your security. Your personal information like banking details can be stolen by the hackers. Today’s most of the people use banking apps so stay secure.
3. DON’T OPEN SUSPICIOUS LINK EVEN YOU GET FROM SMS OR EMAIL
Whenever you get unknown email or SMS on your smartphone don’t open it. Even don’t put your personal information in it. Most suspicious link claim, you get approval loans from banks or your credit card blocked. Many users had been victim from Lottery like emails. Don’t worry you are not one which get spam SMS or email.
Don’t even think to open unknown links, it is very common tricks to hacked people’ account. It’s called phishing.
4. Update everything in smartphone even install security patches.
Make a habit to updates your apps and operating system. It will always keep you safe from spams. App developer release security patches, Vulnerability patches more than new features. Because they never want to put you security risk by the apps. They working a lot of time to fix bugs even bigger developers like Google, Microsoft. If you want to stay risk-free, you have to updates your apps.
Most of users don’t check latest updates, one wrong step that can put you in risk. The main motive of Hackers to earn money from you, they finds new ways to hack your data.
5. Use VPN for open wifi networks
Almost all open WiFi are free, people don’t care about who provide internet. They just need free internet. Hackers provides free WiFi in public places even in the Airport, Coffee Shops where most of the people use the internet. WiFi may be the same name of the Public places, we cannot recognise the network.
When we use Wi-Fi our data goes through the WiFi device. That’s mean Wife providers can read your data by various software. When we use VPN, nobody can easily steal your data.
Basically, VPN encrypted your data simply it locked your data digitally and send to the server which we are using while network. That’s is the one major reason to use VPN in smartphones.
6. Backup your data or Use Cloud storage apps.
If your device lost or damaged, you haven’t worry about your data. You can restore your data by these apps even your contact number, emails, SMS or application.
Backup also helps when a device hacked by the malware even by ransomware. You can format your device and restore easily by the backup. That’s really a good features for the Smartphones. You must used on every device.
7. Use security apps
Android is secure operating systems than windows operating system if you did not root your device. After root your device unlocked, apps doesn’t need your permission to access your information.
If you don’t use mod or cracked apps then you don’t have to worry about virus. Google Play Store scanning apps that present in the Play Store and provide safe application for the users.
So use security apps like Avast mobile security, Kaspersky Mobile security apps that keep watching the malicious activities in your smartphone by the apps.
8. Use Android device manager or Google Find my device
Google offers free remote wiping service to the users that are very useful when your device is lost. Android device manager that will locked, wiped your stolen device.
We can easily check the location of a stolen or lost device in Android device manager. You need to log in Google account that you are used in the stolen smartphone.
Android 10 comes with extensive changes to protect privacy and give users control from improved system UI to stricter permissions and restrictions on what data apps can use.
All developers should review the privacy features and test their apps. Impacts can vary based on each app’s core functionality, targeting, and other factors.
Android 10 changing in Permission settings
- Changes to the permissions model and requirements.
- Restricted access to screen contents
- User-facing permission check on legacy apps
- Physical activity recognition
- Permission groups removed from UI
External storage access scoped to app files and media
By default, apps targeting Android 10 and higher are given scoped access into external storage, or scoped storage. Such apps can see the following types of files within an external storage device without needing to request any storage-related user permissions:
Files in the app-specific directory
Photos, videos, and audio clips that the app created from the media store.