Smartphones are an essential part of everyday life for many people. According to a January survey by Pew Research, 55% of Americans have a smartphone. That means there are a huge number of people out there who have an iPhone, Galaxy or other device. While most smartphone owners use them to stay in touch with friends, access social media, work on the go or to play the latest hit games, these phones are capable of even more. In fact, a smartphone can be a great way to keep you, your family and your identity safe. Play it safe while you play Candy Crush and utilize these safety features or add one of these safety-focused apps to your phone!
1. Password Protect
Every up-to-date smartphone has a feature where you can lock your phone and prevent unauthorized access. Most phones have a feature where you can set up your phone to automatically erase its data upon so many failed password attempts.
Use caution with this feature though—if a child gets ahold of your phone and starts pressing buttons it could lead to you losing your data by mistake!
2. Get Around the Lockscreen
Remember, in case of an emergency, you can dial a smartphone even if it is “locked.” Most phones have a button labeled “emergency” that will take you directly to the call screen and not require you to enter the code.
So, even if you don’t know the password, you can make an emergency call on anyone’s phone.