6 Tips to Keep Your Android Safe and Secure

6 Tips to keep your Android Phone safe and secure
Tips to Keep Your Android Safe

It is an old saying that ‘safety is in your hands. This is true for your mobile devices, too. No one wants to lose their phone with all the valuable information it has stored.

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6 Tips to Secure Your Android

Tip #1- Have Tracking Apps

Have Tracking Apps
Have Tracking Apps

You can download tracking apps like Android Device Manager and make it work by turning your device location info on.

Android Device Manager will report the most recent position of your mobile phone when it was last online.

Tip #2- Have your Mobile Internet Data On

Have your Mobile Internet Data On
Have your Mobile Internet Data On

Also, it is better to enable your mobile internet data. Your phone has to be connected to the Internet for you to be able to locate it with a tracking app.

If you have the habit of securing a WiFi connection at home or the office, do keep your mobile data on whenever you leave to meet a client or a friend.

Though this will drain out your battery, it is impossible without it if you need to locate your phone.

Tip #3-Always Keep your Phone Locked

Always Keep your Phone Locked
Always Keep your Phone Locked

The simplest thing you can do is to use a lock screen on your device. You should activate your lock screen to prevent unauthorized use of your phone. There are several types of Android lock screens with different security levels.

The Pattern lock screen is the lowest level, followed by the camera, PIN, and password lock. You can then adjust how long you want your device to wait before asking for you to unlock the screen. 

If you are on Android 5.0 (Lolipop), there is a feature called on-body detection, which allows you to keep your phone unlocked while you’re carrying it and automatically locks it when you set it down.

Tip #4 – Disable the Physical Power Button

Disable the Physical Power Button
Turn off the Physical Power Button

One of the first things someone steals any device will do is turn off the phone to prevent the owner from locating the phone by calls or tracking apps.

You can stop them from doing this to your phone by turning off the physical Power button.

To do this, you need to use Xposed Framework, which you can download here. Once installed, go to the download tab to install a module called GrafityBox.

There are several versions available. Get the one that is right for your Android version. Go to the versions tab and tap the download button on your desired version. To enable this module, restart your phone.

In the GrafityBox app, go to Power Tweaks, then enable the option Disable power menu on the lock screen. Anyone who wants to turn off your phone must get past your lock screen first.

Tip #5-Use Android Phones with Non-Removable Batteries

Use Android Phones with Non-Removable Batteries
Use Android Phones with Non-Removable Batteries

You can opt for phone devices with non-removable batteries. Some phones with non-removable batteries include the Xiaomi Mi4i and Moto G.

At this point, the only way your phone can be shut down is if the battery dies. This gives you plenty of time to locate your phone remotely to take further action.

Tip # 6 – Have a Data Backup

Have a Data Backup
Have a Data Backup

If you lose your phone, the biggest worry is losing your important data. So, it is better to have a data backup of your device.

Copy this data repeatedly to your PC or some other storage device, or an easier way to back up the data via cloud storage.

Following these six tips will help you make your phone safe and secure.

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