With the growing dependency of our lives on smartphones, there is a more significant threat of putting ourselves at risk considering the vast amount of data stored on our smartphones. It has become an integral part of connecting our world with others. Considering this, no compromise can be made when it comes to the security of the data on our devices.


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Hence, we give you the following security tips to keep your smartphone’s data safe.

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Data Encryption

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Since a smartphone is used for all kinds of online searches, ensure making your online experience safe. For this, one needs to access the websites through a secure network using HTTP://, which means the site follows the standards set by PCI data security. Data encryption is essential to make your internet access safer.

Lock Your Phone

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One of the basic yet essential tips is to keep your smartphone locked using a password or a pattern. This will limit the access of others to one’s smartphone.

Strong Passwords

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As recommended for online security, the key to safe online experience is generating strong passwords for all the accounts. Make sure to have different passwords for all your accounts accessible on your smartphone. This is an essential security tip to keep hackers at bay.

Keep Backup of Data

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Since the data stored on smartphones these days are more than just contacts and messages, one needs to back up the data to make it available for a later time. Backing up data will give the users a chance to keep the information safe from loss.

Install Antivirus

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A computer without an antivirus isn’t good enough to operate; the same is the case with the smartphone. Until and unless one has an authentic antivirus installed on the device, it is prone to all kinds of third-party intervention. Hence, the installation of antivirus is first and foremost for a smartphone user.

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Download Apps from Trusted Clients

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One thing that most users neglect while installing the apps is not reading the privacy policy. This is essential as it suggests what the app can access on a smartphone. Make sure to read the privacy policy of the apps before installing and try to install apps from trusted stores like iOS and Google Play.

Keep Your Software Updatedinternet-tax

The thing with the smartphone is the software and apps’ new updates keeping emerging. Hence, one needs to keep the software and apps updated to avert the risk of making the data vulnerable.

Avoid Public Connections

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Using wifi in cafes or shopping malls is the most common behavior among smartphone users as the need for connectivity is always there. However, public wifi and hotspots are not secure, and using it will put the user more at risk of the hackers who can use the backdoor to access your private data.

Provide Secondary Email

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It is essential to get your data linked to one of the other email accounts in case if the smartphone is lost. This will provide you the chance to have access to your information via secondary email if you can’t access your primary email.

Turn off wifi or Bluetooth when Not in Use.

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Most users don’t bother to turn off their wifi or Bluetooth even when not in use. This can make hackers more easily access your smartphone for private data. Moreover, turning off the wifi will also ensure an increase in battery life.

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As data security has gained immense importance over time, one cannot take smartphone data lightly. The more the security measures are made, the better the protection of one’s private data, and hence, the better the experience of the smartphone.