Spending extra time on your phone in the dead of winter may have left you with some security issues that can be corrected with a nice spring cleanup! The MNB IT Department has tips to help.
Spring Cleaning for your Mobile Device
Refresh your phone
o Download the latest updates to both the operating system and apps.
Dump old apps
o Uninstall apps you no longer use which may have security holes.
Sweep your cache
o Clear out the browsing history and cache on the phone and apps to help speed up load time.
Dust up those old passwords
o With breaches happening every day – change your passwords often, and make them different on
o Make sure your phone is locked with a PIN, password, or fingerprint.
Pack up your winter albums
o Backup your contacts and photos to a cloud backup solution. They’ll still be there if your device
breaks, is lost, or stolen.
Rake through your privacy settings
o Remember when you installed that app and thought it was weird that it needed access to your
camera? Maybe it’s time to get rid of that.
o Make sure you aren’t sharing too much information on social networking.
Check your privacy settings to see exactly how much a stranger can see.
Taking a little time this spring to mop up some loose security items can not only make your device run better, but could mean the difference between a secure device and one that is compromised. A little effort now can make a big difference in securing your private information.