Want Hack-proof smartphone? Just check out these tips and tricks

Amid the rising cybersecurity concerns, the security of your smartphone is essential. Know the tips and tricks for a hack-proof smartphone.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:02 IST
Phone security
If you want to make sure you have a hack-proof smartphone, it is advised not to open any suspicious links on emails, apps or websites. (Pxhere)
Phone security
If you want to make sure you have a hack-proof smartphone, it is advised not to open any suspicious links on emails, apps or websites. (Pxhere)

Your phone is your digital life! Storing data of your whole life, from essential documents, photos, videos, bank details to even the locations you visited, has become a big trend now that most people follow. But wait! Doesn't it sound scary to you if we tell you that someone can access your phone as well as data? Whether it is the case of theft or loss or even a cyberattack, the rising cases of cybercrime can put your data at risk. That's why it is important to understand that the security of your smartphone is as important as the security of your money to keep robbers away. Here are a few tips and tricks for a hack-proof smartphone and know how to avoid hackers.

How to secure your smartphone from hackers

Step 1: Suspicious? Avoid -- It’s about the gut feeling! Any suspicious app, email, or website containing links or options that ask for personal information should be avoided. Also, stay away from pirated media and software because they are often infected with hazardous spyware.
Step 2: Keep updating your system -- The frequent updates or up-to-date for your system as well as apps may not completely make it free from all the flaws but the latest updates will surely be available with fixes to all the bugs and vulnerabilities, hence minimising the risk of attack by hackers on your device. You can also enable auto-update in Android for the system as well as for the 'auto-update apps'. For that go to the Settings, then General and tap on 'Software Update' and 'enable automatic updates.
Step 3: Enable built-in security features -- Android and iOS both include a number of important features that may help you secure your smartphone. First, you must set a lock screen password. Then, lock your apps and data, and remember to change your passwords frequently. You should also encrypt your phone to keep it safe from hackers who want to invade your phone and steal its data.
Step 4: Limited connections -- Wi-Fi networks are usually insecure, especially in the case of free hotspots. That's why it is advised to use WiFi in public and use a VPN, which encrypts your connection to add an additional layer of security.

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