Nowadays, there are chances of a mini heart attack if anything goes wrong with the mobile phone or smartphone. Although, there are some important files stored in it and loss of those files might give user a big loss. So let’s make your smartphone a little bit more secure with these 5 useful tricks.
Do you have an android smartphone? Almost 80% people answers yes. If yes, then what you have done to secure the device. 50% people will get stuck and rest says that they’ve installed the Anti-Virus and use a security lock. You know what, apart from that; there are few more tricks you can use to secure your device. So let’s start exploring the tricks to make your device more secure with these 5 tricks.
1. Activate the Device Manager
Activate the Google Android Device Manager in your Android Smartphone. If you have lost your device somewhere, then you can track your Android Device with the help of this feature. This features works through the help of Google Maps and GPS. And with this features you can ring your device for 5 minutes on full volume even when your device is silent, and you can wipe out or erase your full data. You can start it by going on Security Setting and Device Administrators Setting.
Security Settings > Privacy > Device Administrators
But the special thing is, device manager will not work on those devices which don’t have Wi-Fi connection or mobile data. And you can’t use Android Device Manager if your device has been switched off. So if your device is on silent mode and you can’t find it, then go straight to your computer and ring it.
2. 3G/4G Data will not drain out vastly
In this costly era, if you don’t have JIO SIM then you have to think about the expenses. Many apps in your smartphone run continuously in the background and slowly eat our data bandwidth. And the main matter is these apps are not used regularly but still they consume data regularly to end this. There is a very simple trick to follow if you want to stop it. Through this, if Wi-Fi is being used then these apps will work otherwise they won’t work until you open those apps or features.
In your phone go to Settings and click upon data usage (Settings > Data Usage). After clicking here, you will see a graph of data usage and you will see a list of applications below. Choose the apps for which you want to get notifications, or chose the apps for which you don’t want to see notifications. You can also restrict the apps which you don’t use regularly, just select the app and click upon the Restrict Background Data. After activating this option, those applications will only use data when you are using or opening them. And you will get one more benefit of this you can reduce the chances of virus attack, sometimes viruses comes along with the apps and gets installed silently. So you can control this too and increase the chances of reducing the risk of device malfunctioning through apps. Means, double benefit of a single option.
3. System Update
Make the operating system of your device fully updated to the newest version as it’s very important for your device security. If you won’t do so, there are increased chances of device gets malfunctioned. So, how to know that the phone is updated or not? There is an easy way to find it out.
Go to Settings > About Phone > System Update, click on system update and if you see system is up to date then there is nothing to worry. And if it says that System Update is available, then download and install the new version of the system.
4. To speed up the Android
Every phone slows down sometime. It’s a machine, can slow down sometimes. If you want to increase the speed of your Android device a little bit, then there is a very small trick which takes few seconds to speed up your device. Your phone’s developer mode or option must be on or activated to do so. Generally, this option is not visible in the settings. To turn it on, go to Phone Settings and click upon the About Device and select the Build Number option here. You have to click upon it 7 times continuously. This is not a trick, in fact; this is a special option through this you will go in to the Developers mode of the Android. In settings you will see some more features with the help of this option. You will see a message that “you are now a developer” once you clicked 7 times upon build number.
Now what to do?
Now, go to Settings > Developer Mode > Animation Scale option will be visible. It has 3 options Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale and Animator Duration Scale. Turn off all these three. What happens after it is, the apps takes much time to open will open a bit faster than previous and those animations takes much time to load or slow down the performance will now load faster. It will make the device a bit faster too.
5. Notification System
Sometimes you download some apps which send notifications unnecessarily or show an ad or screensaver sometimes. Let’s suppose, you are in hurry to make a call to someone and screensaver or ad is wasting your time in such condition. Then irritation is completely permissible here. On that time if any notification comes than just have a long press on that notification will land you to the app which leads the notification. Now go to settings, click on application manager or app settings and find the app and turn off the notification for that app, than these unnecessary notifications will not bother you anymore.
Use of Android phone is too easy, but making it secure is also much necessary. Most data theft and virus attack incidents happens with Android smartphones. In that situation, taking care of the device security is really much important.
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Written by: – Anish Tiwari is an SEO/SMO expert and Blogger loves to write and explore newness relates to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, and Gadgets etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.