No one is immune to a lost or stolen cell phone. With the latest advances in technology, it is now easier to protect your phone. Experience an ingenious opportunity that allows you to secure your device, even in the event of theft!
If you have lost your phone, or if you have been the victim of a theft, then it is necessary to respond as quickly as possible by taking the best gestures. Securing your phone should then be your first instinct. For this, there are many security options available on most smartphones. They not only make it easier to track your cell phone after a theft, but also give you remote access to your phone. We give you the most important tips.
To prevent a thief from accessing your smartphone, a number of remote security options can be enabled. However, these anti-theft apps will not help you with an off phone. Therefore, your priority will be to activate an option on your settings to prevent the thief from pressing the OFF button on your phone.
– Activate automatic telephone lock
The first thing you need to do to protect your cell phone is to choose a lock code or lock pattern that you can remember. Then create complicated passwords that consist of letters, symbols and numbers.
To set up a screen lock on an Android phone, open “Settings” and then in “Security”, select a type of screen lock (code, pattern or password). From then on, it will be easier to activate the phone’s automatic locking option.
On an iPhone, go to “Settings”, then in “Screen and Brightness”, click on “Auto Lock” to select the idle time before the phone turns off. However, you must first configure the lock mode. To do this, go to “Settings”, then tap “Face ID and code” or “Touch ID and code”, depending on your phone model. Then press “Activate code” or “Change code”. Thus, in case of theft, your phone will be locked and inaccessible.
Other tips to protect your phone in case of theft
In addition to locking the phone, which wastes the thief’s time, there are other useful tricks that will protect your device from any intrusion. However, you need to be in advance by configuring your phone for this purpose.
– Allow phone location to delete your data
The first instinct to adopt even when your phone screen is locked is to delete your data. For this, it is important to activate the location settings in advance. Your phone must also be connected to the internet and Google settings. Then you will need to access “Settings” on your phone, then tap “Find my device” in the “Security” section. This action not only allows you to remotely call, lock, or disconnect your device from your Google Account, view its recent location, but also delete data remotely. To access this option, go to https://play.google.com and enter your Google Account information. Then enter your Google ID. Once you have found your phone, you will be able to tap “Delete”, which will appear on a tab on the left of the map. If you have an iPhone, use the iCloud website or the Search app, if it’s another Apple device, to remove data.
Please note that by activating this option, your data will be permanently deleted.
– Make regular backups of phone data
In case of theft, it is essential to delete your data directly so that they do not end up in the hands of a foreign person. Since your media files are valuable, they should be stored in a safe place. This is why automatic backup of the cloud to protect them from malicious is the best thing to do. The advantage of the Android system is that some important data such as contacts, SMS, call history are automatically saved in your Google account. For WhatsApp messages, it is better to enable the automatic backup of calls to Google Drive. To do this, go to “Settings”, “Discussions” and then in “Backup discussions”, press “Backup”. As for your photos, it is possible to use Google Photos services to back up the cloud. However, free storage space is limited to 15 GB.
Now you know what to do if your phone gets lost or stolen. All you have to do is secure your laptop in advance with a password and take the right steps to recover your data.
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