With a Google Play account set up, you can begin securely setting up your Anroid phone or tablet. Ryan Spence explores the steps needed to set up secure access through password and fingerprint authentication. Understand the various use cases for each security measure, to protect your device from theft and remote hackers.
- Next step in locking down my Android device…is to set up a password.…It must also be between 4 and 16 characters long.…So, I'll set up a strong password first.…From the home screen,…I'll select Apps, and Settings,…then Lock screen.…Then I'll select Screen lock…under the heading Screen Security.…Here I see options for device access.…I'll pick Password.…I'll enter my robust password twice,…and select OK.…
With the password set,…I'll be sure to disable Make Passwords Visible.…This was enabled by default.…From the home screen,…I'll go to Apps,…Settings,…and Security.…When I swipe down,…Make Password Visible is revealed…under the heading Password.…And now it's disabled.…Finally, I'm going to set up fingerprint access.…From the home screen,…I will select the Apps icon.…Next let's choose Settings, and Finger Scanner.…
Under the Finger Scanner heading,…I will select Fingerprint Manager.…As directed, I will swipe my thumb over the home button…eight times to get a good read of my fingerprint.…I can register other fingerprints,…
- Understanding mobile security risks
- Buying and disposing of mobile devices
- Setting up mobile passwords
- Implementing lock screen security
- Adjusting Android admin settings and iOS privacy options
- Setting up options to find your phone
- Securing cameras, microphones, and other hardware on your mobile device
Skill Level Beginner
1. Considering the Need for Security
2. Securing an Android Device
3. Securing an iOS Device
4. Securing Device Hardware
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