Secure Android Phone with these Android Security Tips

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Keep your Android phone secure from hackers, here are best android security tips in easy steps to make sure that your Android phone is secure.

Use a Secure Lock Screen

After getting a new Android phone, make sure you use a secure Lock Screen. Android allows you to unlock your phone with Swipe (which is NOT safe), Pattern (not so reliable), PIN (somewhat secure), Password (protected) and Fingerprint/FaceID (Secure).

Now as you can see, I’ve mentioned these methods of unlocking the android phone, but not all of them are secure enough. Swipe is just a lock screen with no protection, anyone can unlock and get into your phone, so NOT RECOMMENDED.

A pattern is also not so secure. Someone can see you unlocking your phone and can guess or remember it (unless you’ve turned off pattern trail). So, I won’t recommend it. A PIN is somewhat secure but just like a pattern, people can easily guess it or can tell what PIN you are putting in your phone by just seeing it making it less secure.

A password is most reliable of all. You can type anything complicated or something that you remember, and nobody gets a hint to unlock your phone. Today, almost every smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor, so you can add up to five fingers that you usually use to unlock your phone and make it more secure.

Use Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is the best way to secure your android phone. I would recommend that one should turn on 2FA (Two-factor authentication) on all platforms, including social media and other internet accounts. It makes your devices and accounts more secure than they ever could be.

It would be best if you enabled 2FA on your Google account to make android phone secure. If your Google account has 2FA turned on, you’ll receive a code every time you sign in somewhere. If you notice any suspicious activity, you can always know and act according to the situation. Why is it important? Well, your Google Account stores all of your information from different devices, from your location history to everything Google knows about you. The more Google services you use, the more data you have in your Google account. So, it’s important to take steps and protect your Google account first.

If you haven’t already turned on 2FA, enable it by navigating to My Account > 2-Step Verification and choose an option even it’s a simple text message authentication. You can also try other ways of 2FA.

By Muhammad Abdullah

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