Security is the area where Android usually lacks as compared to Apple. Not only the device’s security but also one may be quite concerned about the security of the data present inside his/her phone. A very common practice seen all over the world is that when you hand over your device to someone, they start peeking into your personal stuff like your photos, videos or even important emails. In short, there’s a lot of stuff on your phone that you definitely don’t want others to see.
Device’s Dedicated Security And A Handy Tip
Some flagship devices may be providing additional security features like Samsung. But it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a new Samsung Galaxy S8. You can still use a very handy tip to avoid losing your data. Simply change the name of a folder you want to hide. For example, there is a folder of Whatsapp Images in your gallery and you want to hide it. Simply alter the name of the folder and it won’t be shown in the gallery anymore. You can still access it from the basic location of the folder.
To hide the apps that you don’t want to use but at the same time they can’t be deleted, click the disable option against each app in the apps section of your phone’s settings.
Secure Your Apps By Hiding Them
Sometimes your apps can’t be hidden by default and you don’t even want to disable them. To hide them from the eyes of a stranger, install a good launcher and it will give you the access to hide a specific app.
Secure Your Apps By Locking Them
This is the security fence that intruders hate the most. Though you need some time to get used to it, it still is one of the best options to prevent an unknown person (or even a known person in some cases) from even opening an app on your phone. One of the best such apps is the AppLock which is absolutely free to use and serves the purpose in the best possible way. The app offers paid in-app upgrades too for giving you some extra cool features. Once you’ve installed the app, feel free to set a password lock to every folder which contains important confidential data or you just don’t want others to see it.