3 Tips to Make Your Android Phone More Secured

Malware makers, phishers, they really are all out to get you. Even though Android itself is a fairly secure platform, some data about your phone’s settings and usage is sent to Google’s servers.

But here is how you can keep your Android smartphone secure from data collection.

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>>Turn On Your Device Manager

Device manager allows you to track down a missing Android phone. You can easily locate a missing android device by simply clicking on “find my Phone” or trigger a remote wipe and it will wipe all the entire data on that smartphone.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap on the ‘Google’ menu option
  3. Scroll down to ‘Security,’ then tap ‘Find My Device’
  4. Make sure the switch at the top is set to ‘On.’

>>Set a Lock Screen Password:

Biometric authentication methods like fingerprints and retinas are designed for convenience, not security. If you want to keep the data on your phone as safe as possible, you need to set a lock that only you know.

For Android 8.0 Oreo and newer:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select ‘Security & location’, then select ‘Screen lock’
  3. Choose a PIN, pattern, or password lock

For Android 7.1 Nougat and older:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select the ‘Security’ menu option
  3. Tap ‘Screen lock’

>>Disable Tracking Activity:

Google by defaults stores every information about you from the movies you watch, the site you visit, YouTube Videos etc. In other words, Google is watching you. None of this information is sent to third-parties

If you don’t like this, you can simply disable ‘activity tracker’ by going here. Just turn off all categories and you are good to go.

Finally, Tech experts also advice that you should always switch search engine or switch browsers for security reasons.

From your browser, you can easily switch your search engine

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24 thoughts on “3 Tips to Make Your Android Phone More Secured

  1. Disabled mine long ago, don’t just like the idea of having all my activities tracked and recorded by Google

  2. Admin pls help, i reload my infinix hot2 using the power button and volume key, but when reloading (startup) am always stucked in a step requiring wifi network to load the next page after selecting the language……. Pls what can i do??

    • Hello friend,
      its simple, if you have another device or someone closer to you, tell them to turn on their hot spot, connect to their hot spot to set up your device. After the set up, you won’t be needing the wifi again.

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