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The information stored on your phone is valuable. These steps will help you protect it.

The information stored on your phone is valuable, take these steps to help protect it: 

  • Back up your data regularly, either with a backup application or by manually syncing the device with a computer. 

  • Do not save passwords or PINs as contacts on your phone or tablet.  

  • Enable device encryption to protect personal data stored on the device where possible. 

  • Check the privacy permissions carefully when installing new apps on your device and only install apps from reputable vendors. Where you can, make apps or profiles private and password-protected.  Learn more about protecting yourself from mobile malware. 

  • Ensure you thoroughly remove personal data from the device before selling or recycling it.