Chapter 22

Android Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Adding or changing a screen lock

check Setting a secure screen lock

check Exploring unusual screen locks

check Setting lock screen notifications

check Locating a lost Android

check Erasing your 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 Android mobile device, which is often home to your email, social networking, and other online accounts — including, potentially, important files and financial information. Don’t take Android security lightly.

Lock Your Android

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

Finding the screen locks

All screen locks on your Android are found in the Settings app, on the Choose Screen Lock screen. Heed these steps to visit that screen:

  1. Open the Settings ...

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