By Siddhesh Jadhav | Published:
December 15, 2021 06:43 PM 2021-12-15T18:43:44+5:30 2021-12-15T18:57:14+5:30 Android Tips: Incidents of online fraud are increasing. In such cases, we tend to forget that the culprit is as much our fault as ours. A large number of Android phones are targeted in such crimes. Today we are going to see how Android users can avoid such scams.
If you’re using an Android phone, it’s important to see what apps you download and which apps you give access to. Next, we have mentioned some such mistakes of Android users, which made the work of scammers even easier.
Do not read terms, conditions, permissions and reviews
Please read the terms and conditions of the app before downloading it. Also, you need to know what permissions the application will require. Some apps ask for permission to access personal data even when it is not needed. Also, reviews of apps can give a lot of information about them.
Keep Bloatware Apps Too
Bloatware is an app that is already present in your new smartphone, but uninstalling it does not affect the phone. These apps take up space and can even steal your data by showing ads. So when you buy a new Android phone, such apps should show a basket case.
Installing Apps via APK Files
No matter how popular the apps are, you should not install their APK file. Always install the apps you want from Google Play Store. Installing apps that are not available on the Play Store is a kind of risk.
Take phone security lightly
At present, phone thieves are not only stealing phones to sell, but can also sell your data. That’s why it is very important to lock the phone and turn on Google’s Find Device service.
Allow third party apps to install apps
Third party apps should not be allowed to install apps. These apps can install apps on your phone without your knowledge. So go to settings and revoke this permission.
Don’t go to Settings and look for installed apps
Some dangerous apps are invisible because their icons are hidden. But no one is hiding from the settings of Android. Go into Settings and check the list in App Management and blow out the apps you haven’t installed manually.
Do not change password from time to time
Change your Google Account password from time to time. Avoid using the password you used for your Google Account on any other website.
Keeping old and useless apps too
To protect an Android phone, it’s always best to uninstall the apps you don’t use. Such apps not only consume memory but can also attract malware.