Every user has confidential information in his smartphone that he does not wish to reveal to anyone. At times, we leave our smartphones on our desks where they can be misused by another. Here are some preventive measures that can help in providing data protection and improving the privacy level of your smart phone.
- Protected Folders for personal data
Saving your confidential data in the default directory of your phone is a big risk. You should have a dedicated folder for confidential data. Along with that, it is important these folders with the help of a password. This would be a helpful practice for data protection even if someone is successful in accessing your phone.
- Have a finger print identification lock
If you have a finger print security lock, no one would be able to access your phone as every person has a unique finger print. For effective data protection, it is important to have a finger print lock on your smart phone.
- Have a log in password
A log in password along with a finger identification lock increases the security level of the smart phone. As a user, you should try and select a complex password for your phone. Ideally, a good password is a combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters. You should also change the password of your phone frequently for better protection.
- Do not enable “remember password” options
Activating the “remember password” option does provide a lot of convenience as the user has the option to log in without providing any credentials. This can be a problem, when someone accesses your phone as your credentials would be automatically logged in. A lot of information stored in emails and social media accounts can be misused when users select the “remember my password” option.