With so much fuss about data protection and European GDPR it is the perfect time to think about protecting your Android device. We use smartphones and tablets to perform many tasks every day. We use it in numerous occasions and for many reasons, which all is the reason more to protect those devices. Here are some of the most important reasons:
- protecting your personal information
- restricting access to smartphone or other device
- others are restricted from seeing your communications and activity
- if it’s lost you can recover it
Protecting Your Personal Information
This is probably the biggest reason why you should protect your Android device. We all have many photos, texts, contacts etc. we want to stay private. Those items are only for us and people we choose to show. Making those things public isn’t something we would like to happen. There are many ways to keep it safe. One of them is to install an antivirus.
Restricting Access to Smartphone or Other Device
You don’t want anyone to have access to your mobile or other Android device. Your photos, videos, texts and other data stored in internal memory are private and should stay private. Many unwanted things can happen if someone other than you has access to your phone. That person could post something on your profile on social media, make calls or send text instead of you or simply read something you’d rather stay private. You can prevent all that just by using lock screen feature. It means that no one can access your device unless he knows unlock pattern or a pin.
Others are Restricted from Seeing Your Communications and Activity
If you’d like to have private communications there are Android messaging apps that allow you that. In order to protect your conversation you should use end-to-end encryption services. By using this, your communication is safe because parties (sender and recipient) get unique decryption keys. Message can be read only after verifying decryption key.
If it’s Lost You Can Recover it
Google’s Find My Device is of great help if you need to locate your Android gadget. By connecting your device to this App, you are pretty much safe and needless to worry what could happen if your device is lost.