A smartphone is more than just a convenient device, it allows us to connect to the world online. The advances in smartphone technology over the past few years have been huge. Unfortunately, one of the biggest drawbacks to this new age of information is that it makes it a valuable target for thieves.
Check out these top 10 handy tips so you can minimise the risk of having your smartphone stolen.
10) Password Protection:
Always use a password to protect your personal information. By using a strong password, you can protect your data until you have deactivated your handset in the event of it being stolen.
9) Keep Alert:
Be discrete and watchful when using your phone out and about. One of the biggest reasons smartphones get stolen is when they are left behind at restaurants, bars and other public places.
8) Tracking Apps:
Install a tracking app, helps you and the police locate your phone your and with the help of a GPS signal it could take you straight to the thieves!that takes them straight to the thieves.
7) Keep Important Info
Keep the model number of your phone, the unique device ID number and the serial number stored separately so you can report these numbers to the police. For iPhone users, you can go to “Settings”, select “General” followed by “About” and it will display your phone’s IMEI code, serial number and model of your iPhone. Saving these numbers can save you a great deal of headaches.
6) Insure your phone
Insuring your mobile phone is another way to protect your investment. It pays to have all the protection you can and having this type of insurance can save you money as well.
5) Change Passwords:
Change passwords on your email accounts, social network sites, banks, health care and any sensitive information if your phone gets stolen.that could be accessed by your smartphone.
4) Be Careful with your Smartphone:
Thieves can come from anywhere so always try and be aware.
3) Minimize your Personal Information:
If at all possible, keep your personal information on your smartphone to a minimum.
2) Have a Backup Phone:
You can purchase “emergency” phones very cheaply and keep in the car for example so you could make an emergency call if need be.
1) Brick the Phone:
As soon as possible after your smartphone is stolen, report the theft to the police and your network.
About the author
Stephen Ebbett has more than 10 years of experience spearheading innovative product and communication initiatives for corporations looking to gain a competitive edge when entering a new market. Stephen attended Durham University and holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology, as well as a postgraduate degree in Marketing. Outside of his work with Protect Your Bubble, Stephen enjoys rugby, film and photography.