Your Android Smartphone carries a lot of information and data like personal details, emails, passwords, photos, videos, messages, contacts—and even lots of sensitive office-documents. That is why it’s important to keep your handset from prying eyes.
How to make use of Google
You might know that android version 2.2 and later comes with a feature that lets you keep track and manage your Smartphone in smarter ways. You can manage the settings of Google by clicking on the lower case letter ‘g’ or the gear icon. Then you choose the last option which reads “android Device manager”. From the screen that opens, you can activate features that will locate your device in case it is lost or misplaced. And you can also remotely lock and restore your handset to factory settings. After you have enabled these options on your phone, you can log on to the Android Device Manager Website that is (www.google.com/android/devicemanager) using your Google account to control your phone remotely.
Dos and Don’ts
· Do not download any attachment on your phone from e-mails sent by unknown contacts
· Before installing an application, take a look at the permissions it seeks. For example, an app that allows you to scribble notes should not ask permission to see your contacts
· Always install application that has a good rating and a healthy number of downloads (at least over 10,000)
· Use a Pin/Password on your lock screen
· Don’t connect an application to your Google, Facebook and twitter accounts, unless you have a very good reason to do so. Just because an application asks you for your account details, does not mean you should allow.