Buying your new smartphone gets a lot exciting when you're prepping it up with all the files you need and backing up your contacts. And if it's a new and expensive model, you take extra care of keeping it close to you at all times.
But there are better ways to safeguard your smartphone from thieves who target the innocent. We take a look at some of the best ways you can safeguard your phone and data contained within.
To start off with the basics, in case your device is stolen or lost, tracking and disabling it via the Android Device Manager or via Apple's Find my iPhone feature is the first and best option. You could even create panic in the life of the thief by ringing the device occasionally (while it's still turned on).
Lock it down
Like every smartphone owner you can create the worst pattern locks that can confuse the one peeping over your shoulder before he moves in to steal your device, or you could save your fingerprint to be used in the current models of most smartphones on the market. Your device may soon be abandoned once the thief is unable to unlock it.
Your data is more important when it comes to your device. To ensure that any data in a smartphone cannot be accessed even if it is stolen, users can encrypt it using Google's step-by-step process. This can be done through the Security settings of your Android device.
Things could go downhill for you if the thief switches-off the smartphone and removes the SIM. The only way you can access your device then to make it completely useless is to take control of your device right from home. Installing Anti-Theft apps in your phone, the same app can help you control your phone from the browser.
Take it to the cops
Your device once stolen can even be used for the wrong purposes. And to avoid the cops from coming to your place, you should go to them first and inform them of your lost device. Our Government agencies are capable of tracking and locking the device too, while also ensuring that the phone ends up on a watchlist.
Locking your phone is not the only way to avoid people to access your data. Of the many apps installed in your phone, App Lock can be the most useful of them all. And no one can uninstall the app lock without proper authorization.