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8 Ways To Keep Your Android Device Safe

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 19 January 2015, 03:15 Hrs
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#6.Don’t root your phone



By rooting your phone you can install the file system to allow users access to read-only memory and parts of the operating system. You can change or remove read-only applications that you don’t want to use, change the boot screen, back up the entire system, run specialized applications and install custom user interfaces and alternative versions of the OS. While rooting your phone it is important to be aware of the security threats like malware and spyware. So it is better not to root your phone.



#7. Sign out or use incognito mode while browsing



Securing your network is the first and foremost thing that you should do to protect your Android device. Always remember to sign out of Chrome while browsing the web on an Android device, or it is better to avoid using Chrome whenever you wish to access internet or do online banking. Hackers can easily hint your password, especially if you share devices and PCs. Chrome records your search and browsing history and syncs it across all devices on which you’ve signed-in. Using incognito mode can help you out to increase your network security.



#8.Keep your device software up to date



Google releases software update which includes several security patches and updating an Android device to the latest OS is really easy. On most Android devices you can check for a software update by launching the Settings app where you will find a System Updates option in the About Device menu. In some instances the Software Update option will be under the main Settings section.



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