How to Protect your Personal Data on Android Devices

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Follow these easy steps to protect the personal data on your Android devices, and don’t forget that can include TVs and other dedicated devices as well as phones and tablets. Also, note that the instructions below may differ slightly depending on your version of Android.

1. Minimize Google’s data collection.
On most Android devices you don’t have to sign in with your Google account, although some services may be limited

2. Lockdown your device.
Use a PIN or ideally an alphanumeric password to lock your device.

3. Encrypt the device to protect the data stored on it.
Note that a PIN or password needs to be set to do this, and the device needs to be plugged in.

4. Keep the device’s software up-to-date.
Good advice for any device, not just Android.

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