Many Android smartphone users spend a lot of time searching for the most powerful Android malware, while they do not realize that the Android operating system is full of powerful and practical security features, some of which are activated by default to protect you whether you realize it or not, while some features deserve more attention.
So today we’ll review new settings and tips to strengthen and enhance your privacy on your Android phone:
1. Google Play Protect
Google Play must run Protect feature Google Tags the Play Protect , on the Android phone as it works feature by default unless you disable it inadvertently, to scan your phone is constantly searching for applications that do not work properly and warn you about if it appears anything suspicious.
This feature offers Android users comprehensive protection from unsafe apps on the Google Apps Store that contain spyware and steal sensitive and private information from your device.
You can make sure Google Play Protect is working on your device by accessing and activating your system settings and then Security or Location.
2. Find My Find Device
Whether you put your phone in the wrong place at home or lost it somewhere abroad, always remember that Android has its own built-in mechanism to find the device or even ring or lock it.
Android Find My Device works by default and can be activated by going to System Settings, then Security and clicking “Find My Device”.
If you need to keep track of your phone at any time, you just go to the next link “android.com/find” from any browser or perform a search on Google inter ” to find two”, and there is another way , a download application Find My Device Android, on Another Android device where you can track your phone.
3. Two-Factor Authentication
This feature is specific to your account on Google from the technical point of view, not the Android system, but it is connected to it very much and the security of your smartphone, which is its mission to generate a secret number sent to your phone when you log in, you can activate this feature from the Google section in the system settings on your phone and click on “Signing in and security” and then the “2-step verification” option and follow the steps to set up them are very useful to secure your online activities, so we recommend that you do not turn them off.
You can also use the Google Authenticator app or the more flexible Authy application to create your own sign-in codes.
4. Safe Browsing
Chrome is the default Android browser with built-in Safe Browsing feature that warns you whenever you try to open a particular site or link as it may be potentially harmful to your device by showing a red screen that alerts you.
Safe Browsing works in Chrome by default and you can make sure it works on your phone by accessing the Privacy option in your Chrome settings. Make sure the box next to Safe Browsing is lit.
5. Permission permissions for App permissions
The problem of leaking data on Facebook is a strong reminder of the importance of the permissions we give to our applications, so make sure that the applications you have downloaded have the freedom of the required permissions. If your computer is running Android 6.0 or later, you can access the applications and notifications option Then scroll down and click App permissions. This will give you a list of all available access permissions from the contact list to the use of your phone’s microphone and camera.
The Apps and Notifications screen also gives you access to notification settings where you can disable or turn off all app notifications for specific apps.