Phone Security Some of us treat smartphone as more precious than their wallets, sometimes your actual computer when it comes to sensitive information - but we all have that nagging guilt that we don't do enough to protect our devices beyond perhaps having a four digit pass code. Thankfully here are some top-level tips to help make your phone more secure, protecting those all important messages, images, videos that you don't want falling into the wrong hands. I f you're just the average smartphone user who wants to be a little safer, follow some of our tips below. 📎 Update your software Whether you are running iOS, Android or Windows Phone we will always advise you to grab the latest version of the OS available. 📎 Use a secure lock screen It seems almost nonsensical in this day and age to not have a basic password on your lock screen, even if it is a basic one. So it is advisable to navigate into your device's security settings and enable a pass lock. 📎Install antivirus software One of the biggest threats that could see data leaked is the less-than-humble virus. 📎Disable apps from untrusted sources and don't root or jailbreak It breaks down your OS and provides you access to the basic code within and if you can get access, malicious code has a much easier route to making changes too. 📎Use lock code apps and vaults One thing that can be particularly important for protecting vital messages and pictures is to add a second layer of security. If you've got a pass code that somehow manages to get into the wrong hands then all your data could potentially be at risk.