We hope you have the barbeque going and are heading out to a fireworks show to celebrate the 4th of July today, but while you’re out, you should also be aware of your mobile security. According to a recent report released by Asurion, a company that insures electronics, the 4th of July is the riskiest day for your phone and that’s mostly because, admist the festivities, people can misplace their smartphones. So, while we recommend that you keep a tight hold on your phone all day, here are a few tips to help protect your identity if you manage to lose your phone in the celebration.
Lock Your Phone
Before you leave your house, lock your phone. Locking your phone is as simple as changing one item in your security settings, yet only 38% of smartphone users remember to lock their phones, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. While you’re at it, remember to set a safe password or pin. 1-2-3-4 might be easy to remember, but it’s not going to keep a potential thief out of your phone.
Create a Backup
You may not realize how much important information you have on your phone until it’s gone. If you lose your phone those contacts and photos are gone with it. So, remember to periodically backup your phone directly to your computer or to a cloud system. You can also save your most important confidential information in RecordVault.