Phone security – what you need to know!

Smartphones have quickly become part of everyone’s lives over the past ten years. Although mobile phones have been around for a couple of decades, the smartphone had completely revolutionized what we can do with our phones.

Before, making calls and sending an SMS were the extent of most phone’s capabilities. Now, however, we can do so much more. Think music, think GPS, think the ability to communicate in so many ways including the addition of instant messaging apps as well as personal email right to your phone.

And then there are the apps. There are just so many useful ones to download, for example, banking on your smartphone.

But there is a catch. If not secured properly, smartphones are at risk from people who can cause untold problems – for example, if they gain access to your banking app or your personal email.

Therefore securing your smartphone is critical. But how do you go about doing this? Well, one of the best ways is to use a vast array of security apps to your advantage. Let’s take a closer look.

The basics

Perhaps the best place to start is with the basics. Begin by securing your phone properly. First with a password to lock your screen. Secondly, make sure your smartphone cannot install any apps from unknown sources. This is normally a checkbox that can be found in the settings on your phone. Now no one can put malicious files on your phone and you cannot download any files from untrustworthy sources.

Apps

Now let’s take a look at the security apps you can consider to help secure your phone.