Here are the best ways to lock your Android (Video)

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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.

Image Credit: (cc) MartinMagdalene

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About The Author
Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video.Read more about Joe Levi here.