Security Tips and Tricks for Android Phones

In the ever changing world of Android phones you need to stay up to date with the new smartphone features. For instance you might not know it but Android phones come with plenty of security options that can be very useful if you want to keep your mobile safe. With the security features in Android devices you can stay alert about your important information. Additionally you can be updated about your phone’s location if you have placed it somewhere, where you cannot find it. Therefore you should read this guide in Mobile Tips to find out more on how to keep your Android device secure.

Lock and Find Your Android Phone

There is an option in Android phone that is called Find My Device, you can use it to locate your mobile phone if you cannot reach it. Additionally you can also locate and ring on it and if you want to enhance your phone’s security you can erase it. Therefore you should take the backup of your phone from time to time, so that you have all the important information when you want to erase your phone.

Here are few steps for finding your phone with Find My Device service.

You should visit Android.com/Find and make sure your mobile phone is selected on their website. From this website you can view an accurate location where your phone is kept. You can also lock your phone or ring on it. If you want to keep your information secure you can erase the smartphone. When you ring your phone it will ring for seven minutes even if its sound has been set on silence mode.

This Google Find My Phone service can quickly find your phone when you need it.

Allow People to View Only One Selected App When Your Phone is Locked for Improving Security

This option is useful if you want to keep your other apps secure when you want to share a specific app on your phone. To use this option please follow the guidelines.

  • You should launch the top menu of the phone that scrolls down when it is pressed downwards. Then select the settings icon that is on the top right side of the screen.
  • In the settings menu you should select “Personal” then “Security”.
  • After you have selected “Security” you should view the lower side of the screen to find the “Screen Pinning” option, enable this option.
  • You should open the app you want to place on the locked screen and select the square recents button that is mostly at the bottom left of the screen.
  • After pressing the square recents button you select the pin icon. Your app will be placed on the lock screen. To bring the lock screen in its previous state, press the recents button with the back button at the same time, the app will go to background.
  • In some Android phones the “Pin option” will be located in the “Lock Screen and Security” menu from there you can view “Other Security Settings” and select the option “Pin Windows”.

With these tips you can easily secure your Android phone and keep yourself up to date about where your mobile phone is placed or you can decide who can use your apps on the lock screen.