Always keep your Android software up-to-date
There are flaws in any software system and fraudsters will try to find them. But Google, who make Android phones, know this. That’s why they employ a team of hackers to break into their own systems first. So when they find any holes in their software, they will create an update to improve your phones security.
Updating your software as soon as you get a notification will make sure your phone is safe.
Set up remote tracking and wiping
If you’ve lost your phone, tracking apps can help you find it again. If you suspect your phone’s been stolen, it’s important to wipe your Android device and restore the phone to factory settings, to make sure any sensitive data doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
It’s easy to do this. All Android phones have Android Device Manager pre-installed, which lets you locate, lock and wipe your device if you lose it.
Find out what to do if you’ve lost your phone here.