How do you protect your phone privacy?

Really needed your help!
my kids keep downloading those online game on my phone, they even use my credit card to pay for it.
I did not wanna scream at them and make them feel bad about it.
my friend told me to download those lock apps to prevent all this, but I have never used an app like this before.there are lots of choices.there is one called APPLOCK with tons of good comments. but I heard that some company paid for all these good comments just to make you download and it's actually not good at all. is there anyone used APPLOCK or anything like it before?can you recommend me something reliable?

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Re: kids

Better give them their own phone and their own money (not too much) and keep yours for yourself.

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I think this needs to be said.

Your phone, your rules. Break the rule, your rule.

Also, your phone is not their arcade machine. It's probably best to just leave your phone in your pocket next time.

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protect your phone privacy

These days, smartphones are a one-stop payment, personal health, work, gaming, productivity, texting, tweeting, Facebook-checking machine. We use them to do just about everything, from mobile banking to navigating new places, to emailing out last minute notes on a project.

Use a Passcode
This may sound obvious, but according to a Consumer Reports survey, 64% of us don’t use our passcodes. (For the record, using the factory set passcode totally doesn’t count.) Quite frankly, not using a passcode is a horrible idea. You’re essentially handing over all of your personal information to anyone who swipes your phone.

Be Selective With Your Apps
That new app might look great, but with so many unknown third party providers out there, it can be difficult to know how private and secure it may be. For that reason, it’s best to go through a trusted app store like iTunes, Android Market or Amazon, and to thoroughly check reviews before downloading any app and entering your personal information.

Don’t Click on Suspicious Links
Maybe it’s those tiny, almost indecipherable screens, maybe it’s a false sense of security, but for some reason, people are three times more likely to click on suspicious links on their cell phone than on a PC. Our best advice for that? Don’t do it. Look more carefully at the URL, especially if they’re asking you to enter personal information. Most banks have a page explaining what they will and will not ask for. Do your research before divulging your personal details.

Keep Software Up to Date
Software updates often patch security and privacy holes users have found as they’ve tested the software out in the real world. Keeping your software up to date will mean you’ll have the very latest solutions. That said, sometimes it makes sense to wait a week, or two, before installing the latest versions to see if there are any problems with rollouts.

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How do you protect your phone privacy?

Some easy steps to protect the personal data on your android phone:
1. Minimize google's data collection
2. Lock down your device
3. Encrypt the device to protect the data stored on it
4. Keep the device's software up to date
5. Be wary of third party app stores
6. When installing an app, check its permissions first
7. Consider which apps you want syncing with the cloud
8. Hide private notification
9. Don't share your location with apps

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Some easy steps to protect the personal data on your android

Some easy steps to protect the personal data on your android phone:
1. Keep the device's software up to date
2. Be wary of third-party app stores
3. When installing an app, check its permissions first
4. Consider which apps you want syncing with the cloud
5. Hide private notification

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6 Privacy Tips & Tools for Mobile Devices

If someone gets their hands or your phone, or finds a way to hack your mobile device, they can use the information on there to embarrass you, steal your money, find out where you are, or worse. Thankfully, there are some easy steps you can take to keep that information private.

Thankfully, there are some easy steps you can take to keep that information private.

1. Stick to the App Store
Even if your phone allows you to install programs without their app store, you probably shouldn’t.

Your phone’s app store provides reasonable protection against malware. Not only are apps reviewed for malware before they get added to the store, but your phone may even continue to regularly scan app-store installed programs to ensure they are still safe for your device. Outside sources, such as files you download directly from 3rd party websites, can’t promise that same kind of protection.

If you’re running Android, disable the “Unknown Sources” option under your phone’s security settings:

This will guarantee that only apps from trusted sources can be installed.

2. Limit What Your Apps Can Access
When you install new apps, your phone asks you to confirm the app’s access requirements.

Typically, apps need to access things like your files (to save things), your camera (to take photos), and maybe GPS (to provide location-specific content). Some apps may need access to even more: your contacts, your profile information, etc.

While it’s just about impossible to use a smartphone without giving apps access to some of these things, you shouldn’t just agree to every app’s access terms. Many apps make money selling your information to advertisers, so it’s not surprising they want more access than they really need. For instance, does your flashlight app need to know your location?

If you don’t like the access an app is requesting, look around for a similar app that requires less access.

3. Install A Security App
You wouldn’t let your computer run without antivirus, so why leave your phone unprotected? It doesn’t matter what operating system your mobile device runs or how secure its manufacturer says it is: if you access the Internet with it, your phone is vulnerable to attack.

There are plenty of anti-virus and anti-malware apps available for every type of device. Firewall apps are also handy to make sure no apps are sending or receiving information you’re not aware of.

4. Secure Your Lock Screen
This seems pretty standard, but most people still don’t do it. Having to type a password every time you want to check your phone is a pain, but it’s worth it. If you lose your phone, without a secure lock screen the thief can access everything on there: your personal files, photos, Facebook account, shopping apps. Does your browser remember your passwords? If so, the thief can now access any site with a saved password.

Still feel safe with just a swipe?

Don’t go for the pattern, either. Sure, it’s technically more secure that just a swipe, but barely. Take a moment and really look at your phone’s screen. Give it a bit of sunlight. See anything? If you’ve been using a pattern to secure your phone, chances are it’s right there in front of you. We turn our phones on dozens (even hundreds) of times a day. Unless you clean you screen after every single use, chances are your pattern is there for anyone to see.

Don’t trust your privacy to anything less than a PIN or password.

5. Set Up Find My Phone and Remote Wipe
If you haven’t set up these features for your phone, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful security measures you can get… and with most phones, it’s free. If you lose your phone, the Find My Phone feature can help you pinpoint its exact location using the GPS in your phone. Some services will even allow you ring your phone if it’s nearby.

If you can’t get to your phone right away, or you’re afraid someone may have stolen it, you can also remotely wipe all the private data. This way, even if someone manages to crack your newly created, super-secure lock screen password, there won’t be anything on the phone for them to find.

6. Remember, Public Networks Are Public
Data plans are expensive, and no one wants to waste their precious megabytes when they can surf at the local coffee shop for free. But whenever you connect to a public network, you open your device up to everyone else on that network. Any amateur hacker can use public Wi-Fi to spy on other users in the vicinity.

You don’t have to avoid public Wi-Fi altogether – just be smart about it. If you can’t wait to find out J.Lo’s latest love interest, go ahead and google it. But if you were thinking of checking your credit card balance or buying a new pair of shoes on Zappos, wait until you get home.

If you do need to visit secure sites or access private data while you’re out, consider using a VPN service. Virtual Private Networks encrypt your activity, so no one on the public network can track it. Many businesses offer VPN service for their employees, allowing them to access the company network from anywhere. Some home routers also offer this service.

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Protect your phone privacy

The best solution of your problem is don't let your kids use your mobile.

Here's the list for protecting your phone privacy:

1. Lock your phone.
2. Keep your device software up-to-date.
3. Turn off connections if not in use.
4. Uninstall unwanted apps.
5. Use Antivirus.
6. Download apps from the recognised Appstore only.
7. Hide your location from Apps.

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And ...

don't use Facebook or Messenger app before you checked your privacy settings on their site Sad

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Phone Privacy use app cautiously

Phone apps provides reasonable protection against malware. You can choose app, or use a passcode, But be selective with your apps. Keep your software up to date. Stay off open wifi networks. Android market and amazon are good one for app protection.

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Post was last edited on March 30, 2018 5:21 AM PDT

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hello every one hope you all are fine

the main and important way to protect your privacy is thumb lock with your secrete pin code
if this help full please let me know

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Android Security

I have a security app installed, and, most important, I exercise caution.
I do not install unfamiliar apps or those offered via unreliable sources, click on advertisements, click on random pop-ups and links, participate in surveys or prize giveaways
I have my data backed up, and so even if if lose it due to malware, it is safe.
I think it doesn't matter which AV app you choose, as long as you are careful yourself

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Parents Mode

What phone do they use?
You can turn on parents privacy mode.
It's should be in your smart phone settings.

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How do you protect your phone privacy?

Some of the best steps to protect the mobile phone privacy:
1. Use passwords for app
2. Careful your mobile apps
3. Don’t use or click some doubtful links and all
4. Keep software up to date
5. You should use security applications
6. Every time you should off your mobile data

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How do you protect your phone privacy?

Secure data on your Smartphone or tablet.
So can you tell if your phone is listed for you? Then, no matter your phone’s privacy setting will allow you to specify the step for security purpose.
There are some easy steps you can take to keep that information private.
• Stick to the App Store

• Limit What You Apps Can Access
• Install A Security App

• Secure Your Lock Screen
• Set Up Find My Phone and Remote Wipe
• Remember, Public Networks Are Public

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How do you protect your phone privacy

Use a complex password or lock pattern.
Make a limit for data or wifi usage

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Phone privacy

It depends i think. But i use Applock

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Protect your Phone Privacy

Use a passcode
Use selective apps. Search the security warranty before using apps.
It's better to update your software when required
Do not click the suspicious links.
I think you better teach some of these security methods to your children or otherwise don't give your phone to them.

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