One of the issues that most concern users on Android is privacy. In the digital age our data is more exposed than ever and our smartphone contains a lot of them. So stay tuned if you want to improve privacy on Android.
We recently commented on the privacy of Whatsapp and whether it was legal abusive use of some of our messaging applications. The reality is that a large part of our data is in danger day by day and we are not aware of what this means in our lives.
Learn to improve privacy on Android with these tips
Manage application permissions correctly
There are a number of applications that attempt to access our damages once we have provided the permissions. That is why it is convenient first to know what we are installing and be careful with the APK that we can download.
Also from Android 6.0 we can check one by one the permissions that the applications use. Something very convenient to filter what it is that we want the applications to use of our data. To do so, we will go to Settings/Applications/Permissions
Establish a secure unlock system
The main step when setting up a new terminal, is always to provide an unlocking system . Either through the fingerprint, either by a pattern or through a pin number. The method is indifferent, the important thing is that you do not leave your data exposed for unwanted people.
In this sense, Samsung recently improved its unlock system through the iris reader to provide more security to the user. Undoubtedly a move that is aimed at improving the security of devices that are already worth hundreds of dollars.
Regulates the location on the device
Probably one of the most dangerous functions of the device. If the applications have control of our location they can know where we are at all times. So be careful of which app you authorize the location by entering Settings/Location and choose who can know your location.
Watch out for cloud sync
A priori everything seems good news, a service that allows us to back up our data and avoid data loss. However, keep in mind that as soon as the data leaves the terminal and is stored in the cloud you can not control them. Especially watch out for photos or any other sensitive content material, since you never know what can happen with that data. You can turn it on or off as you see fit in Settings/Backup.
Use other browsers that respect more privacy
If something is characterized by Google is to respect rather little user privacy . Keep in mind that Google keeps track of each term you are looking for, setting recommendations and search patterns. You can opt for other browsers such as DuckDuckGo that promise to respect privacy.