Chapter 21

Android Phone Security

In This Chapter

arrow Adding or changing a screen lock

arrow Setting a secure screen lock

arrow Exploring unusual screen locks

arrow Setting Lock screen notifications

arrow Locating your lost phone

arrow Erasing your phone’s data

As more and more of your life is surrendered to the digital realm, the topic of security grows in importance. This concern extends directly to your phone, which is often home to your email, social networking, and other online accounts — including, potentially, your files and financial information. Don’t take phone security lightly.


Lock Your Phone

The first line of defense for your Android phone is the screen lock. It can be simple, it can be complex, or it can be nonexistent. The choice is up to you.

Finding the screen locks

All screen locks on your phone are ...

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