Securing Your Phone
Our phones are becoming an ever more important part of our office life & technology and often contain emails as well as the normal contacts which we use everyday. They also often hold text messages, banking information and phone records as well as photos, music, and other things of a personal nature.
As a result, mobile phones can be a very tempting target for thieves, with the loss of a phone causing great inconvenience to the user.
- requiring access control such as a unique code (a PIN, password or some form of pattern) or biometric authentication (such as fingerprint or facial recognition) to be entered on the user interface of your handset to unlock it
- tracing the location of your handset using a remote service
- wiping data from, or locking your handset remotely (for example, by using another internet enabled device)
- a function to display a home/lock screen message to someone who may find your handset to help you recover it.
- preventing thieves from simply resetting your handset to its factory setting in order to bypass any unique codes or other security features that you are using to protect your handset
It's also a good idea to make a backup of your phone data every so often if your phone is not already setup to automatically do that (e.g. automatically synced with icloud or google drive).
Tips for securing the iphone:
Tips for securing android: