Using a smartphone has become a regular habit for every individual these days. However, many smartphone users ignore some basics and get into various issues as well. The purpose of this article is to explain how to use your smartphone properly by following some important yet basic steps.
- Secure the data
It is mandatory to use a security lock on your phone’s screen so your data will be protected from being accessed by third-parties. If you don’t use a screen lock, anyone who grabs your phone can access any of the data including text, contacts, photos, emails, videos, and so on. So, be sure to put a passcode, PIN, fingerprint, or face lock.
- Create a contact sheet
It is a good idea to have a contact sheet saved as your wallpaper. The contact sheet should have at least the basic information such as your name, alternative contact number, etc. If your device is lost, the person who finds it will reach you through that information.
- Create a backup of your data
Make sure that you create a backup of your data on a regular basis. While it is OK to have the data saved in a microSD card, you should consider saving them into your computer or using cloud space. These backups can be immensely helpful in retrieving data later on.
- Always use trusted apps
Be sure to use trusted apps on your device instead of installing apps from unknown sources. Random apps often come with adware, bloatware, and malware that can do more harm than good. So, read the reviews before installing apps on your device.
- Turn off both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Make sure that you turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections when you don’t need them. Both of those connectivity options are ideal for a hacker to access your device and misuse your device’s information.
- Don’t use public hotspots
Using hotspots is easy. However, we always encourage our users to stay away from public hotspots as much as possible. In general, these hotspots are easy targets of hackers. They will steal your login details to various online accounts through those hotspots so avoid them for your own safety.
- Use a protective case
It is important to assure the physical security of the device just like the security of its data. In this case, the best option is to use a protective case that can withstand potential bumps and falls. Otherwise, your device will experience cracks and damages that are very expensive.
- Buy headphones
Always use a pair of good headphones especially if you intend to engage in longer conversations. Such an approach allows you to keep the phone away from your head. This is a smart move to avoid even the slightest radiation that might come from the phone when making phone calls.
In addition to that, be sure not to leave your phone unattended in any given circumstance. Keep it in your purse, bag, or jacket all the time and make it a habit so you won’t leave it here and there.