Millions of Android phone owners urged to change settings asap

IF you have an Android phone, you may be making a huge security mistake.

Every time you give someone your phone, you’re taking a risk — but there’s a trick that makes it a lot safer.

You can pin apps to prevent friends from freely roaming your phone

1

You can pin apps to prevent friends from freely roaming your phonePhoto credit: Google/Android/TikTok/@chillrogg

There are many reasons to let someone use your phone.

Maybe you want to feature a great photo, a cool new app, or a fun text message.

But you might not necessarily want that person to then move freely on your phone.

Luckily TikTok Tech Expert @chillrogg revealed an ingenious solution to this problem.

On Android phones it is possible to ban a user from a specific app.

That means you can quickly lock an app before handing your phone to someone.

Setup only takes a few seconds after you enable the feature.

But you’ll have to get used to doing it when you’re passing your phone around.

How to lock an Android app on your screen

First, go to the Settings app on your Android phone.

Then scroll down to Biometrics and security.

Now scroll down again and tap on Other security settings.

Once there, scroll down and enable Pin Windows.

Now check your app bar and hold the icon to bring up a pop-up menu.

Then you can select Pin this app.

This means that the person you hand your phone to cannot leave that particular app.

The only way to get rid of it is to swipe up and unlock your phone again.

Every Android owner should check five settings - don't risk ignoring them
Millions of Android users have been urged to delete four

That means you’ll need to enter your passcode, fingerprint, or Face Unlock.

It’s a very simple way to protect your apps from prying eyes.

The best tips and hacks for phones and gadgets

blank

Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find these secret features in social media apps? We’ve got you covered…

Get the latest news about WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadgets here.


We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science Team? Email us at tech@the-sun.co.uk


https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9700792/android-security-tip-privacy-pin-apps/ Millions of Android phone owners urged to change settings asap

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button