How to Secure Your Android Device

Your phone is not just a phone that you need it when you want to call or text people. Nowaday's it now contain's more important things like emails, images, different accounts from different websites that is really important to you. So security really matters.

On this article, I'm gonna list important thing's you should know on how to secure your android phone.

1. Do not leave 'Unknown sources' enabled

-Every Android phone includes the ability to install apps that do not come from the Google Play Store, There are good reasons to install apps that aren't in the Google Play Store, but for the majority of users out there all you really need to know is you should only install apps outside of the Google Play Store if you know without a doubt the app is safe.
2. Avoid illegitimate apps

 -When downloading apps it’s imperative that you only do so from a legitimate app store; that means from companies like Google Playstore, Amazon, Samsung, or another major manufacturer or carrier.

3. Read app permissions

-Every app you install on any Android device must tell you what parts of the OS, including your personal data, that app is going to have access to. This information is shown to you in between you deciding to install the app and the software actually being installed on your device, giving you time to look over what that app wants access to. Read the app permissions, and don't be afraid to ask why certain apps ask for the permissions you see in that list. While there's usually a good reason for that permission request, you're better off knowing for sure.

4. Update Android System/Applications

Why Update? Having the latest versions of your applications is important for a variety of reasons:

Security: New versions often fix security vulnerabilities in older versions of software. For example, if you’re running an older version of Internet Explorer and haven’t installed the latest updates for it from Windows Update, your version of Internet Explorer may be insecure. If you visit a malicious website, that website could compromise your system and install malicious software – for example, software that logs your online banking information or credit card numbers and sends it to an unscrupulous person over the Internet.

Stability: New versions of software also fix other, non-security-related bugs. For example, a new version could solve crashes you may be experiencing or make a feature work properly.

Features: Major new versions of software generally add new features you can take advantage of. For example, updating the Mozilla Firefox browser to a new major release will give you new browser features.

Performance: New versions of software can also increase the software’s performance – for example, if you’re still using Internet Explorer 6, you’ll see a big web-browsing speed increase if you update to Internet Explorer 9.

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