Five Steps to Secure your Android Phone – Privacy on your Android

Privacy on Android

No one wants to leak his or her privacy with their smartphone or Google mobile operating system. Here are the five steps to follow for your Privacy and peace of mind.

Step 1-Disable your location and Apps permissions

Location and Permission for Android

Go the Settings> Tap Apps > App Permissions

Disable permissions to the apps you are not comfortable with

You may get the error message as a result, but none of these options should be able to stop an app completely.

Tap Apps then pick the app you want to check. A Permissions link is available halfway down that shows which bits of your system the app is able to access.

Step 2-Disable from the Google Now App

Privacy on Android

Tap the menu button> tap Settings, >set limits on the amount of data Google is able to collect about you and your smartphone use be it your location or search history

For your data privacy  go to Accounts and  privacy and Google activity controls options. It’s possible to disable different types of activity tracking  voice searches, YouTube videos, as well as delete any activities logged in the past.

Step 3- Go out of Ads

Privacy on Android

If you choose Google from the Settings app inside Android, you get additional options for managing your privacy.

You can  tap Personal info and privacy then Your personal info to change the details that Google stores about you.

Tap Ads and there’s an option marked Opt out of interest-based ads. This means the ads you see inside Android will be less well targeted. You can reset your “advertising ID” from the same screen. Again, within these screens there are further links to the relevant privacy controls on the web inside your Google Account.

Step 4- Manage the Chrome and the web

Privacy on Android

Chrome for Android comes with its own set of privacy settings. Tap the menu button ; the three vertical dots in the app and choose Settings then Privacy to access them.

Activate the browser’s Do Not Track request option, clear out cookies and other cached data from Chrome’s memory.

Go back out to the previous screen and tap Site settings to configure permissions like location, cookies and camera access on a site-by-site basis. There’s incognito mode too, which means Chrome doesn’t keep track of your browsing but it does recognise you when you log in with your credentials

Step 5- Keep installed Apps down to a minimum

Privacy on Android

For  Android apps like Facebook they have privacy and security settings of their own. The best way is to try and keep installed apps down to a minimum if you’re worried about over-reaching data collection. Also for your Android phone a screen lock code is a must for any external snoopers.

With all these five simple to do steps you will certainly not worry about your privacy being leaked and you can just relax and enjoy your phone.