Our mobile devices are becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. We use them to store everything from our credentials for social media to our calendars and email. Some of us even use them as our everyday wallet. With all this personal information, and access to almost every intimate detail of our lives, we should all be taking special care with our smartphones and tablets. Above all, you should lock your Android.
Locking can be something as easy as sliding your finger across the screen. No, that doesn’t secure your device from unauthorized access, but it does reduce the chance that your phone is going to “accidentally” call someone or perform a series of seemingly random screen taps that may end up costing you money — or even your dignity.
More advanced methods of locking your device are available to you, though they may vary from device to device depending on your carrier, OEM, and even the version of Android that’s running on your device. Let’s take a look at some simple, yet effective ways that you can keep unauthorized people from using your Android.