About Us

IT Services

Electronic Security

Knowledge Center

News & Events



Contact Us

  • Register

Prosper Solutions Blog

Are Your Mobile Security Settings Up to Par?

Are Your Mobile Security Settings Up to Par?

While you may not consider it at first, your mobile device has a sizeable amount of personally identifiable data on it - far more than should be left on an unsecured phone at any time. Fortunately, Google has added a considerable layer of protections to Android to assist users with their security. All a user has to do is know how to use them to their fullest potential.

Here, we’ll go over how to activate the built-in defenses to the Android system.

Confirm Google Play Protect is On
Google Play Protect is the security system that Android has to ensure that your mobile apps aren’t endangering your security, always scanning your device to spot threats. While it should be activated by default, it never hurts to check that this feature wasn’t switched off at some point. In Settings, go to the Security section and access Google Play Protect. If all the toggles are active, you have Google Play Protect on your side.

Activate Two-Factor Authentication
While this is actually a feature on your Google account and not native to your Android, it is still key enough to your Android’s security that it warrants inclusion. After all, we’ve established that your phone likely has a huge amount of sensitive data and personally identifiable information on it - adding another layer of protection only makes sense.

To activate two-factor authentication, access your Settings, and in the Google section, access Security and follow the steps provided to start up 2-Step Verification.

Limit Lock Screen Notifications
The fact that Android has the ability to display notifications on a user’s lock screen is extremely useful… until someone else sees something that they shouldn’t have as a notification pops up for an incoming message. Fortunately, the amount of information that these notifications display can be limited so that these messages remain more private. In your Settings, access Lock screen and press Notifications. From there, you can toggle whether or not your notifications show their content or just the application’s icon.

Pinning Your Screen
This one is a handy trick to know if you have a tendency to let other people use your phone with any regularity. If you’d rather not risk them digging into your other applications or files, you can ‘pin’ your screen to a particular application. This means that whoever is using your device is unable to use the other applications and functions that the phone has until you unpin it.

Pinning your screen is a fairly simple process, once you’ve activated this functionality. To do so, access your Settings, go to Biometrics and security, and press Other security settings. Scroll to the bottom of this page and make sure the Pin windows toggle is switched to on, then enter that menu item and turn the Ask for PIN before unpinning switch so it is also activated.

Once screen pinning is activated, you can then ensure that the app that you are allowing someone borrowing your phone to use is the only one they can use until the application has been unpinned. To pin usage down to a single app, open the application and press the Recent button. There will now be a pin icon on the screen, press it to pin that application. When you are ready to allow other apps to be used again, hold the Back and Recent buttons simultaneously. This will unpin your device, but also lock it, requiring your PIN to be input again before it can be used.

Keeping your phone safe can seem like a challenge at times, but properly utilizing its abilities can make it a lot easier. Prosper Solutions can do the same for your business’ technology. Give us a call at (617) 369-9977 to learn more.

The Computer Processor May Not Be What You’d Expec...
Look to Technology to Shift Your Business’ Prospec...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, March 25, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Printer Automation Modem iPhone Virtual Reality MSP Remote Monitoring UTM IT Support Network Management Society Safety Assessment Managed Service Provider Small Business Experience Physical Security Hosted Solutions Uninterrupted Power Supply Malware Text Messaging Windows 7 Unified Threat Management LiFi Environment Business Owner Touchscreen Backup and Disaster Recovery Entertainment Business Technology Google Drive Time Management Training Software License Freedom of Information Mobile Device Management Robot Connected Devices Cybersecurity Finance Microchip Save Money Audit Technology Tips Medical IT Download Innovation Data Protection Read Wireless Headphones Marketing Excel Computer Care Flexibility IT Paperless Office Phishing Addiction Fileless Malware Migration Trends Monitoring Television Cooperation Customer Resource management CrashOverride Collaboration Phone System Samsung Computer Chromebook Going Green Big data Networking Music Telephone Systems Risk Management Trending Integration Information Technology Deep Learning Data Analysis Botnet Social Networking Motion Sickness Competition Relocation Heating/Cooling Mobile Device Equifax Programming Memory Access Tactics Google Wallet Employer-Employee Relationship Smartphone Mobile Devices Printing BYOD Hard Drives Cache Computers Application VPN Vulnerability Cryptocurrency Network Congestion Tip of the Week Accountants Product Reviews Hackers eWaste User SSID Internet VoIP Lithium-ion battery Social Engineering Health IT Google Maps Managed IT Service Banking Computer Repair IT Consultant Workers Save Time Specifications Vendor Management Two-factor Authentication Regulation Google BDR Cost Management Storage Website Legislation Social CIO Shortcut Skype communications Co-Managed IT Regulations the Internet of Things Twitter Vulnerabilities Google Docs In Internet of Things Operating System Smart Tech Directions Mobile Computing Data Breach Apple Hack Miscellaneous Saving Money Micrsooft Streaming Media Email Downloads Money Google Play Business Management Keyboard Permissions Tablet Capital VoIP Social Media Thank You Mobile Technology Politics Hard Drive Disposal Proactive IT Mobility Business Metrics App HTML Bitcoin Conferencing Fake News Computer Accessories Settings Asset Tracking Productuvuty Work/Life Balance IP Address Tech Term Wireless G Suite Entrepreneur Project Management Healthcare Compliance Fraud Windows Server 2008 Dark Web YouTube Windows10 Content Filtering Office 365 Data Desktop cloud computing Devices PDF Augmented Reality Evernote End of Support Firewall Upgrades Data Security Users Cabling PowerPoint Multi-Factor Security Data Management WannaCry Technology Processing Outsourced IT Windows Budget IT service Hacker Running Cable File Sharing Screen Reader Disaster Recovery Bata Backup Staffing Recovery Education Software Machine Learning Office Notifications Troubleshooting Gmail Reliable Computing Citrix Xenapp Electricity Patching Gaming Console Digital Signature Identity Theft Websites Professional Services Microsoft 365 Data Warehousing IT Plan Navigation Electronic Medical Records Telephone cloud storage Spyware Solutions Unified Threat Management outsource cloud computing uptime Computing Bring Your Own Device Virus Administration Processors Vendor Telephone System Maintenance Government Applications Net Neutrality Blockchain Domains Knowledge Webcam Word Virtual Desktop Browser Company Culture Alert Data Loss USB Gamification Microsoft Help Desk Tablets Scam Advertising User Error Search Employer Employee Relationship Business Continuity Legal Private Cloud HIPAA Efficiency Server Hacks Monitors Teamwork Business Computing Emergency Customer Relationship Management Access Control Holiday outsource cloud storage Network CCTV Tip of the week switches Managed IT Services Hosted Solution Visible Light Communication History Disaster Public Speaking Licensing Ransomware A.I. Congratulations GDPR Documents SaaS Hard Drive Mobile Security Information Data Backup Best Practices Web Server Securty Sports Computing Infrastructure Sync Password Document Management Username Computer Malfunction Vendor Mangement Mobile Payment Voice over Internet Protocol Antivirus Encryption Consultation Bluetooth Cost Passwords Law Enforcement Human Resources hardware Drones Redundancy Tech Support Microsoft Excel Cybercrime Cleaning Artificial Intelligence Software as a Service Windows 10 Social Network Customer Service IBM Hacking Scalability Rapid City Start Menu Emails Android Productivity Facebook Multi-factor Authentication Error Smartphones Chrome Printers Comparison Spam DDoS Windows XP Gadgets IT Services Data Recovery Rental Service Health Writing Business Statistics Security Cameras Value Distribution Travel Cortana Remote Computing Business Mangement Enterprise Resource Planning Supercomputer Windows 10 email scam Intranet Managing Stress Flash Upload Processor Taxes Fiber-Optic Privacy Black Market Displays 3D Printing Chamber Tech Managed Service Current Events User Tip Automobile Reading Update Analytic User Tips Browsers Device security Unified Communications Google Calendar Inbound Marketing Term Laptop SharePoint Corporate Profile Public Cloud Backup clout services cyber security Avoiding Downtime Bookmark Communication Nanotechnology Business Cards Managed IT Service Level Agreement Language Digital Payment Books Windows 8 Outlook Bandwidth Messenger Business Growth Digital Business Intelligence Tracking Wi-Fi Electronic Payment Mouse Network Security Productivity News Retail Workplace Tips Downtime Logistics Distributed Denial of Service Content Pain Points Worker cloud Management Best Practice Meetings Wireless Technology Proxy Server Data storage Administrator Router Database Internet of Things Solid State Drive How To IT consulting Tech Terms IT Support Upgrade Managed IT services Analytics Virtualization Presentation Hiring/Firing Saving Time Quick Tips Telephony Office Tips Startup Microsoft Office Apps Patch Management Best Available Fleet Tracking IT Management WiFi Piracy Security Virtual Assistant

Latest News & Events

Prosper Solutions is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.prospersolutions.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Prosper Solutions can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(617) 369-9977

150 Eastern Ave, Second Floor
Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150