How can I keep the data on my mobile phone safe when using and downloading apps?

To keep your data safe on your mobile phone and using and downloading apps, be careful about how much access you give your apps. Generally an app will ask for “permissions” to access certain parts of your device. Read and make sure you agree with the permissions. For example, a game app shouldn’t need access to your contacts. Like with any PC, do not click links or download anything you do not trust. Most apps include reviews, so read up before downloading. Download apps that friends and family recommend – if it was safe for them, it will be for you, too.

See also, “How do I secure my Android phone?” and “How can I avoid getting a mobile virus?

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