“The only body organ that is detached from my body is my cell phone”, this line was quoted on Twitter by one of a very well-known celebrities. This simple line gathered a lot of appreciation and retweets. It actually expresses the importance that a cell phone holds in the life of common man. Imagining the life without it is difficult. On one hand, mobile handsets have made the life easier and on the other, it has made the users insecure. People live in the constant fear of the loosing the important and confidential data that the phone holds. Earlier, people used to store their details in dairies, but now life becomes miserable if the contact details are lost. Not only this, protecting the handsets from bangs, drops and theft is also a task.
The article talks about the ways through which you can prevent these loses. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. You can’t avoid them completely, but taking reasonable amount of precaution is always recommended. Here are some of the points that will make sure that your personal data don’t end up in wrong hands and your expensive handset is protected.
1.Secure data with strong password
Setting a strong password by using the alphanumeric characters is the first line of defense that you can provide to the stored data. Don’t save all your passwords in the phone, especially, if you are using phone banking and other such facilities. You need to take extra care when you are using any open Wi-Fi network that is unprotected. These networks make it easy for the hacker to sneak into your internet activities. You may use social media sites, but avoid using emails, internet banking and other such apps.
2.Use security app
You will find a lot of security apps at your mobile store. Provide a secondary layer of protection to your phone through these apps. Install Anti-virus and App Locks. These software can reduce the vulnerability of your phone, but you are still required to be cautious. Don’t download any third party apps. Avoid clicking on the links or emails that you receive from any unknown source.
There is always a threat of your phone facing any hardware related problem. It sometimes happens that your cell stop working and the only way to bring it back to it’s normal working condition is to reset it. Prepare yourself for such situation by keeping a backup. Without a backup, you will loose your entire data and information. You can keep the backup in your laptops or at any place, from where you can access it easily.
4.Deal with theft
Don’t leave your phone unattended. Keep it out of sight when you are at a crowded place. Keeping it in your hands or in pockets is invitation to theft. If you still loose your phone, somehow, then, the first thing you need to do, is to enable remote wipe. As soon as the thief will switch it on the entire data will be wiped. The next thing is to file a FIR as your SIM card can be used for any wrong purpose. You surely don’t want to land into trouble. You already have the backup of data, so, the next thing is to track it, if your phone has an inbuilt device tracking app. You are almost ready to deal with the crisis. For the monetary lose, you must be having the insurance as mostly all the smart phones are insured at the time of purchase.
5.Cover your phone
The external bangs and drops are equally hazardous. They damage the hardware from within. Moreover, you can’t afford to have scratches on your expensive handset. Use a full body clear protector that covers the cell entirely. Tempered glasses are a must to keep the screen safe. You can get a phone case as well. There are cat themed phone cases, available in the market, that has kitties printed on them. Allow your feline to protect your handset. Along with security, the kitties will add a subtle charm to your mobile.
— For your cellphone (@forcellphone) August 25, 2016
Don’t just sit and wait for any unwanted thing to happen to the appliance that is so important to you. Take precautionary measures and be ready for such undesirable situations.
Source by: Emma B