4 Key Tools to Improve your Android Security

Your personal security is of paramount importance. You need to protect your online security at all times. Here are a few Android security tools that you can use to enhance your online security as well as overall privacy.

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  1. The Android Device Manager

The Android device manager is built to let you access your device remotely. The feature is found under the “Security” menu of your smartphone.

You can use the Android device manager if you lose your phone. When this happens, you can access and remotely control your phone using any other device. When you use the feature, you can access and manage all the data that you have on your phone. You can also make your phone ring by using this feature.

Use the Android device manager to track and control your device. More importantly, use this feature to keep tabs on all your data and ensure that you do not lose your data to a third party even when you lose your device.

  1. The Android Smart Lock Feature

The Android Smart Lock feature works to help your secure your device at all times when your location is not secure. You can use the feature to avoid the trouble you have to go through when you use the traditional security systems of using a PIN code, pattern and password.

Using codes and patterns means that you have to enter the code or password as well as draw the pattern anytime that you want to use your phone. Doing all these things takes a lot of time. Also, it is annoying having to go through the same ritual every time you want to do anything on your phone.

The Smart Lock feature on your Android phone will save you all this trouble associated with the traditional PIN codes and passwords. The feature automatically locks your phone when you are in an insecure location. Use this feature to protect your personal information that you have on your phone.

  1. The Android Screen Pinning Feature

Many people do not realise the importance of the screen pinning feature. The purpose of this feature is to help you restrict what other people can do with your phone. Picture this scenario: you give your phone to your friend to make a quick call. For the sake of courtesy, you hand over your phone to your friend and then move away to let your friend make the call. Realising that you are nowhere in sight, your friend scrolls through your phone, peers at your photos and even reads your personal messages.

You can prevent such a thing from happening. Activate the screen pinning feature on your phone and you will prevent people who access your phone from veering off the app that they are using to something else. The feature locks a specific app on the screen and makes it impossible for one to use any other app without unlocking it and entering a secret code.

  1. Android password manager

One of the most fundamental things you need to do to protect your online security is to use unique passwords. But it is practically impossible to create tens of unique passwords for all your different accounts.

You can solve the problem of creating and remembering unique passwords by using a password manager. A good password manager generates very complicated passwords for all the sites that you use. The manager then stores all the passwords and other log-in details for you. Your task is simple: to create a single password which you will use to access the password manager.

You can download a good password manager for your Android phone and use it to solve the problem associated with the need to create and remember unique passwords for all your online accounts.

There are very many other types of Android security tools which you can use to improve the level of your personal privacy and security. However, these four are the most important ones because they help you address the most important issues related to your personal security and privacy. You can use them to track your device at all times, prevent people from accessing your private stuff and create very strong passwords to keep your online accounts completely secure.

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