Our mobile devices are now the keys to our communication, finances, and social lives and because of this, they are lucrative targets for cybercriminals.
Your lock screen is the gateway to your device, data, photos, private documents, and apps. As such, keeping it secure is paramount.
On Android, consider these settings:
Screen lock type: Swipe, pattern, PIN, password, and biometric checks using fingerprints or your face
Smart lock: Keeps your phone unlocked when it is with you, and you can decide what situations are considered safe
Auto factory resets: Automatically wipes your phone after 15 incorrect attempts to unlock
Notifications: Select what notifications show up and what content is displayed, even when your phone is locked
Lockdown mode: From Android 9.0, lockdown mode can be enabled
Find my Device: Find, lock, or erase your lost device
On iOS devices, check out:
Passcode: set a passcode to unlock your device
Face ID, Touch ID: Biometrics can be used to unlock your device, use apps, and make payments
Find my iPhone: Find, track, and block your lost iPhone
Lockdown mode: Apple previewed its own version of lockdown mode in July. Dubbed “extreme” protection for a small pool of users, the upcoming feature will provide improved security for malicious links and connections, as well as wired connections when an iPhone is locked.