Nobody likes to lose their mobile for the clear reason of losing the device and also for losing the data that we have on our mobile, this can make us worry about the data that we keep on it. It is important that we use all the functions that are available on Android for the security of our smartphone, ensuring that in the event that our mobile phone is lost or stolen, no one can access the information.
There are several methods that we are going to explain step by step with the intention that you get to feel safe and really be like that. android operating system increasingly cares about users and this is demonstrated by all the options that we are going to show you.
Ways To Protect Android Mobile From Theft
To avoid our mobile being stolen, the tips are the basic ones, always carry the mobile in a front pocket, do not leave it within people’s reach and keep an eye on it. Although we apply all this, sometimes an oversight can mean the loss or theft of the mobile and in this situation the advice that we are going to show you.
Caution and anticipating the facts will save us bad moments, for that reason we recommend you to use everything that we explain to you and also show it to your friends or family with the intention that they do not see themselves in the situation.
Use Security Methods
The first thing we must do when configuring the mobile is without a doubt establish the security measures available to them. Whether it is the fingerprint reader, facial recognition, pin or the pattern, we will be preventing anyone from using the mobile phone without our permission in case of theft.
These averages can also ensure that nobody has access to confidential information or, for example, make calls with our mobile phone or, worse, even purchases if we have the bank details stored.
We should not ignore this or configure it to take hours to activate, we could regret it even though it is more comfortable to use it without any security. The protection methods are now as fast as using it without them and therefore it is not worth the risk of losing the data, information, device and also the thieves take advantage of the situation.
How To Locate A Mobile?
When we have lost our mobile or it has been stolen, the first thing we must do is check where is the mobile although it is rare they could have left it on and we would find it. For this solution to be possible we must take into account two things:
- Google account
It is important that we have a Google account on the mobile important to us that we know by heart, both the user and the password. In this way, we will be able to locate it with the tools that we will show you.
- Have location activated
It is useless to be able to access the mobile if the location is not precise and therefore we must carry the activated location whenever we go out. In this way, at any time we will be able to find it whenever it is turned on.
We will achieve this with the tool to find my google device or by helping our application if we do it on another mobile of a friend or family member. Also with this option, we can turn off the device or block the mobile so that only we can use it if it appears.
The Data You Need To Report The Theft Of Your Mobile
If we have already given up the mobile, what we have to do is file a complaint but if the mobile appears. In case it is blocked and they cannot use it, it would be possible to find it in a mailbox or public place and have a citizen take it to the police.
In order to file the complaint and thus still have a chance of recovering the stolen mobile, we have to know the IMEI number that is registered in the mobile’s box. Also in the smartphone information within the settings, we will be able to see the IMEI number. We must always keep this information in good safety so that if we need it, we do not go crazy until we find it.
Add Emergency Information
Within the security section of Android mobiles, there is a section to add emergency information and that in case our mobile has not been stolen, someone can find us to return the smartphone to us.
This is unlikely but given the case, it would be convenient to have it activated. All we have to do is go to Settings> Security> Emergency rescue and here they defined at least our first and last name. We also recommend adding an emergency phone number to call that number of a friend or family member to contact us.