You rely on your mobile device to recruit candidates, manage information, and keep in touch with business associates. And in case you lose it, you've initiated location apps on your device to make it easier to find. However, until you actually find your device, criminals can use the information stored there for their own purposes. To prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands, lock your phone down now with the following tips for IOS or Android Devices.
- Add a passcode. This is the quickest way to secure your device and is available when you tap Settings. It does takes slightly more time to enter the code every time you use your device.
However, if you leave your phone or tablet unguarded, even for a second, nobody can start snooping among your contact list, emails, and apps.
- Enable location apps such as Android Device Manager and “Find My iPhone/iPad.” They reveal where your device is and allow you to lock it or wipe data by remote. For iOS, tap Settings and iCloud and turn on the Find My iPhone/iPad switch. For Android, sign into Google with the same credentials you used when setting up your device. Then browse the Android Device Manager page.
- Turn on biometrics. When you set up your mobile device, use its biometric features. In Android, that feature is Facelock, which prompts you to take pictures of your face from several angles using the device camera, so it knows that you're using the device. The iPhone has Touch ID, which looks at your fingerprint to grant access.