Our smartphones are never without us. They are an incredible tool for staying in contact, researching information, finding directions and well… just about anything. However, most people have serious habits they need to break when it comes to using their smartphone and keeping their digital information protected.

1.     Leaving Your Phone Unlocked

Locking your phone is one of the easiest things you can do to protect your information. Adding that four, or even better, six digit password onto your phone decreases the chance of a stranger accessing your data.

2.     Using an Outed Operating System

Many people are guilty of this one. We don’t always want change when it comes to our smartphones, so why do we have to update to the newest operating system? Updating your software can help resolve security flaws and keep hackers out of your data.

3.     Not Backing Up Your Data

To ensure you don’t lose any of your data, such as your photos or contacts, it is important to periodically back up your information. If you don’t use the cloud like some people, consider backing up your information to a computer or flash drive.

4.    Connecting To Public Wi-Fi

Connecting to a public Wi-Fi makes your device more accessible to cyber thieves. Avoid connecting to unfamiliar Wi-Fi, but in the event that you do, avoid using personal information while you’re connected.

If you are guilty of any of these smartphone bad habits, break them now to ensure your data is properly protected. For more information on cyber security, or to get a free insurance quote, contact us today at www.knapptedesco.com or at 515-232-7060.