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5 Ways Help Keep Your Android Devices Safe

Security researchers have discovered a lot of malicious apps in the Google Play store, in the past months, so if you use an Android device this article is for you.  Google works to increase the security features in the latest version of Android 10 system, which allowed getting updates Security and privacy through the app store (Google Play), the same way your apps are updated. Therefore, you can get these updates as soon as they are available without having to wait for the full Operation System update.
There are reports that there are about 2.71 billion Smartphone users in the world today, meaning that 35.13% of the world's population owns a Smartphone today. According to recent studies, consumers check their Smartphone 52 times a day. But even though we are increasingly reliant on our phones, many of us don't care enough to secure them.
It's important to keep your Smartphone safe, but it does not need to be expensive or complicated. Here are some simple ways you can protect your device without much effort, or even spending any money:

Download apps from a trusted source:
Google always recommends using the Google Play store to download apps on Android, which is an important tip though there are other safe alternatives, such as: Amazon Underground Store, Samsung Store, and other phone manufacturers that have their own App Stores.

But the most important thing about the Google Play Store is the Google Play Protect service, which checks applications before downloading them. If you find an app you like in another third-party store, check the app first, and check user reviews before downloading.
To keep your device protected from malicious apps:

Constantly review your apps, and delete apps you don't use frequently.
Go to the app store settings, and turn on automatic updates.
Don't give any app access to your sensitive data like: Your location and your photos are only for apps you trust.

- Install a suitable security application:
To protect your Smartphone or tablet from viruses, malware, and other security threats, you should download a powerful security app. Avira is a convenient option, as the free version supports antivirus and some other useful features.

Popular paid security apps include: Bitdefender will cost you $ 15 a year, and Kaspersky will cost you $ 14.95 a year.

- Enable Find My Device:
Find My Device, a feature provided by Android phones that allows you to remotely lock your phone and track its location, erase all data in case you lose your device, and you can activate it on your device by following these steps:

Go to Settings.
Click the Security section.
Tap the Find My Device option, make sure it is enabled, and if not, press the toggle button next to it to activate it.

- Check location settings for apps:
The first step in protecting your privacy on your Smartphone is to check the location settings for each app installed on your phone. Delete all apps you no longer use. Many of us don't need half of the apps installed on your phone, and getting rid of them will make your phone work faster.
Also make sure to disable location access services in apps, and services that don't depend on where you are.

- Do not break your phone protection “Rooting”:
Broken phone protection “Rooting” allows you to control your device including: Download applications not allowed in the system, early access to Android system updates, and speed up the performance of the device.
But this step exposes your computer to viruses and malware, and you'll find that there are applications that have the ability to increase the level of permissions, which may put your device at risk, in addition to the device out of warranty.