There are over 5 billion unique mobile users globally. Your mobile phone contains your personal files, images, important banking applications, social media accounts, work files, and whatnot. If someone gets hold of your smartphone or remotely hacks it – it is like losing your digital identity. To prevent the loss of data from your mobile devices, a few preventive measures are recommended.

Key features:

  • Setup a PIN, Password, or Pattern on the lock screen.
  • Lock your apps with a PIN.
  • Download apps from trusted sources like Google and Apple stores only. Before download check the privacy policy, ratings, and review, also who is the developer.
  • Read app permissions before downloading an app and do not give unnecessary permissions.
  • Use Google or Microsoft Authenticator for two-factor authentication (2FA).
  • Enable a lost device tracking service.
  • Wi-Fi: Don't use public Wi-Fi and switch off when not in use.
  • Bluetooth: set your device as ‘Non-discoverable’ in Bluetooth settings and switch it off when not in use.
  • Don’t jailbreak (root) your mobile.
  • Regularly delete your browsing history, cookies, and cache.
  • Back up the data on your phone.
  • Learn how to lock or wipe your phone remotely in case of an emergency.
  • Uninstall apps you are not using regularly and keep up to date the ones are using regularly.
  • Turn off the autocomplete feature if you are working with sensitive data/information.