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Smartphones are constantly improving and developing, bringing to the table more useful and innovative features. However, what might not yet be perfect, when it comes to mobile usage is privacy. Security and privacy are two main concerns of any person using a smartphone, but recently users have started to resort to various techniques that allow them to improve things in these departments. These are only a few of the most popular security and privacy increase methods used lately:
Reverse phone searches
You have probably faced on more than one occasion the inconvenience of being bothered repeatedly by an unknown caller. Luckily, this is something that can be easily solved, and you can get to the root of the problem rapidly by resorting to a reverse phone search. There are online platforms on the web, that allow you to find out who’s exactly calling you, and thus prevent dealing with a scam, or having to talk with a somewhat harassing sales person. You just need to know which phone number is bothering you, and use a search tool to discover who’s number that was all along. This type of searches can be done at any time, regardless of location or device type.
Device encryption
Device encryption is another trend that is has been circulating among users. Because a smartphone password can easily be broken by someone with minimal hacking knowledge, in the eventuality of a phone loss, in order to keep your mobile-stored files and information protected, having your device encrypted is a wise choice to make. Your files will be transformed into a format that will require a complete decryption in order to be accessed. At ought the process of adding this feature might take a while, you will be certain that your private information can be kept private in certain situations.
“Find my phone” feature
Although been precarious is always recommended, in order for your device to not be stolen or lost, if you do deal with a smartphone theft, finding your device is a natural desire. For increased protection, you have the possibility to install and utilize Google’s feature, known as “Find my phone”. As long as the phone is connected to the internet, you will be able to instantly track its location.
If you want to maintain your browse and download history private, and prevent hackers from tracking your online activities, make sure to always use a virtual private network. All mobile users that give their privacy a bit more thought have started to resort to VPN services, and thus gain increased protection on their internet browsing activities. If you do decide to give this possibility a try, however, research the topic for a bit before choosing a service.
As you can see, there are a few ways in which today’s smartphone users can benefit from increased privacy and security. Using your smartphones in a safe manner is possible, if you resort to these methods yourself. From easily finding out unknown callers who might be bothering you to encrypting your device, these techniques might come in handy in various situations.

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