Your smartphone is a vital part of your life. Your credit card, digital keys, passwords, contacts, friends and family are often on there and we need to keep them safe. What simple steps can you take to do to go beyond the basic out of the box setup?


  1. Keep your OS updated and to a recent version

  2. Activate your lock screen

  3. Avoid untrusted apps

  4. Install Antivirus

  5. Don’t Jailbreak or Root

  6. Activate location services at all times

  7. Use a ‘protected mode’ for kids

  8. Don’t store super sensitive files

  9. Activate Sim Lock

  10. Take care when using public Wifi (consider a VPN service)


Follow these simple steps and you’ll be less likely to be affected by threats to mobile phones.

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