We all love our mobile device, dearly. We would be lost without our phones. Quite literally, roaming the world with no sense of direction (mostly because we’d have access to Google maps). But for some reason, it’s still incredibly easy for us to lose track of our phones – on holiday, at the supermarket, at the cinema, or in the darkest, deepest corners of a laundry basket.
Whatever the case might be, losing your phone isn’t just about losing your phone; it’s also about losing your data, your precious photos and, potentially, your privacy and financial well-being.
So to avoid that we have put together these tips to keep your phone and it’s data a little safer.
Phone Finding App
The first thing you should do after reading this is to track down a phone-finding app of your choice. These apps can do it all!. Locate your missing phone, remote wipe its data, or turn on its peripheral features (like the camera).
Apple and Android each have a branded version of a phone-finding app, but there are other options such as Lookout or Prey. Lookout, for example, is wholly dedicated to the security and privacy of your mobile devices. You can use it to protect an entire business or all connected devices you have (including tablets and laptops).
Gadget Tracking Gadgets
Another way to track down a missing mobile device or tablet – or to even make sure you don’t leave a device too far behind – is with an app designed for that purpose precisely like Tile. Tile is an app that links to a “tile” device that you can connect to any item that you don’t want to lose. Whether that is your keys, your laptop or a child’s favourite teddy. Tile will alert you if you move too far away from an item and help you locate an item if you do lose track of it. All you have to do is attach a Tile device to the back of your phone or laptop and, the app will do the rest.
Even if you do lose your phone and you’re prepared enough to have a gadget tracking gadget or a phone-finding app, you’re still out of luck if your data is easily accessible; therefore, you must always keep your phone locked. No matter what. Whether you use a pin code, a password, or a fingerprint scan, do something. The harder it is for thieves or any random passerby to get into your phone, the less likely it is that you’ll lose any data.
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