Keeping smartphones safe nowadays is very difficult and important, so we've brought together some tips that might be important for you.
Update your software regularly
Regular updates protect you from system vulnerabilities by patching vulnerabilities that could be exploited by bad actors. Updates also eliminate annoying bugs and can add new features. So, if you notice that your phone is constantly alerting for updates, do not ignore it. This applies to both operating systems and individual applications. Every once in a while, take the time to check your smartphone and remove apps you no longer use.
Be careful with the apps you download
When downloading apps to your smartphone, stick to official app stores (Google Play or App Store) instead of downloading apps from random websites or using unverified links. Even then, you can sometimes come across fake versions of popular apps that carry malware and other risks. Therefore, always double-check the developer's name. Do your due diligence before downloading anything. Read ratings, reviews.
A strong password is your first line of defense
With mobile devices, strong passwords are doubly important, as they are much more likely to be lost or stolen than on your computer. Passwords are used not only for locking the screen, but also for the apps and websites you visit on your phone. Avoid simple combinations like 1234 and don't reuse passwords or passcodes for multiple different accounts. At a minimum, you should use unique passwords, one set for personal jobs and one for business. Use a password manager and 2FA.