15 Things Android users must stop doing now

Android becoming the most common mobile operating system in the world draws the attention of hackers, scammers, and marketers. Apart from ransomware, there are endless applications that make money by showing you ads on a constant basis, forcing the phone to slow down. This is where you need to keep track of your smartphone use. Often, there could be spy apps hidden in your phone monitoring your location. Here are the 15 biggest bugs you create on your Android smartphone.

1.Not locking your phone using a heavy password

Though fingerprint and face unlocking sound easy, it is strongly recommended that you use a strong password and not a 4-digit password to secure your phone. Face unlock, fingerprint, pattern and codes can be broken, but a good specific character password can make your smartphone better safe.

 

 

2.Not having an Android antivirus app

Since there are too few Android users waiting for your phone to strike, ransomware, adware, spyware and other malicious applications actually need a paid antivirus or malware defence software. Antivirus applications can warn and defend you from new viruses or vulnerabilities, which cannot be detected by your phone’s integrated malware security.

 

3.Letting installations from undisclosed sources by third parties

The software installation in the menu Settings is strongly recommended to be disabled from unknown sources. This alternative avoids the hidden installation of applications and also prevents the installation of software from other services than Google Play.

 

4.Not upgrading your phone to the new version of Android

Never ignore them when your handset gets updates to protection or Android app. Although installing the updates can take a while, it’s always worth it. The reason is that malware developers create hacks to manipulate existing vulnerabilities quickly.

 

5.Installing applications with APK files

It is strongly recommended to only download applications from Google Play store if you don’t understand how the APK files work. Many software that are not available on Google Play have to be installed by installing the APK package. This does, however, include its own risk, since Google does not allow it.

 

6.Not reading terms and conditions before uploading applications

Often use the rights and terminology before you download an application. If an application requests unreasonable allowances, the truth of the app should be called into question. For instance, a wallpaper application does not need access to your Contact Book or mic, however it can require access to your Gallery.

 

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7.Not securing your phone enough from theft

Whenever a new smartphone is purchased from Android, allow Google to locate a computer. In case it is lost or stolen, this will help you monitor your phone. Protect the lock-screen by adjusting settings to prevent someone from switching off or disabling mobile data without having to use a password.

 

8.Using Random adapters to power your Mobile

Often use or charge high-quality adapters that you have with your computer. Phones with batteries of 5,000mAh have become commonplace and any random adapter could be dangerous in charging these large batteries.

 

9.Not keeping a backup of your personal data

You can lose your cell, robbed it or just smash it. While you can still purchase a new handset, if you haven’t saved it, you won’t be able to get back your details. It is strongly advisable to maintain a backup of personal records.

 

10.Not checking the downloaded app list inside Settings

Make sure you get the software list in Settings that you have downloaded. A lot of ransomware or spyware doesn’t build a symbol and only disappear inside your telephone. You can find unknown apps by reviewing the whole list of downloaded apps.

 

11.Not deleting old or unused apps

It is safer to remove it if you have not used an app for some time. Even, if your phone has any old software, remove them as well. Maintaining outdated or inactive apps is just a storage device which can also attract contamination with malware when it is not upgraded.

 

 

12.Not updating the password of your Google account

Adjust your Google account’s password on a regular basis. If there is a privacy violation, changing codes would secure you

 

13.Not clearing cache of apps you regularly use

Clearing cache memory of apps that you regularly use helps in speeding up your phone.

 

14.Not uninstall the latest Android phone bloatware

Bloat-wares actually space up and can even lead to problems with stability. Often delete them immediately after you have bought a new phone, if possible.

 

15.Not switching off your phone enough

You can face lags or sometime find delays in receiving OTPs or messages if you do not restart your phone periodically. It’s a safe idea to restart your phone once a day

 

Mohith.V

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