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Thursday, 16 June 2016
Tecno Camon C9 has the 'best' way to lock your phone
– Mobile phones are mostly private and many people would not want their gadgets accessed without their permission. There are several ways to lock your phone in order to keep it private. Here are some of the ways to secure your android device:
Majority of smartphone users have those photos, videos, messages or documents that they would wish to keep private and away from even their friends and spouses.
Due to this fact, there have been a number of applications developed to help maintain users’s privacy and security.
Here are some of the security settings that can help you control the level of your phone’s privacy:
Well, not everybody has something to hide or worries about their phone’s security. This are the people who would not bother lock their devices.
You can simply pick their phones, make a call, read a text and even help yourself with some of their airtime.
Close to those who choose not to lock their phones at all, are those who opt for a simple slide. All you need is a swipe on the touch screen and you are in.
Most of the people who opt for this are those do not want the phone to run applications while in the pocket or bag.
Pattern locks are said to be the most common among android smartphone users. Image: androidcentral.com
Pattern locks are said to be the most common among android smartphone users. About 80% android users are said to be using patterns to lock their phones.
How secure is it? Well, some people come up with patterns that can be hard to copy but those keen enough to master your pattern could easily copy it.
PIN (personal identification number) lock is the second most common type after pattern lock. Image: androidcentral.com
PIN (personal identification number) lock is the second most common type after pattern lock.
Pin lock is considered more secure and harder to guess than pattern lock. But just like with the pattern lock, one can guess or memorise the PIN as you unlock your phone.
5. Voice Unlock
This is one of the unique ways to lock your phone. You simply have to talk to it.
However, there are situations when this application can bar you from accessing you own phone.
Imagine what would happen if you are at a noisy place or you get a cough that changes your voice. The phone would not be able to pick the sound that was programmed and you will have to seek other means to unlock it.
Unlike PIN lock that only allows you to use digits, password lock lets you use both digits and alphabets. Image: androidcentral.com
There is a slight distinction between PIN and password locks. A PIN is a numeric value while a password is an alphanumeric value.
Unlike PIN lock that only allows you to use digits, password lock lets you use both digits and alphabets.
Passwords are said to be harder to guess than PIN and pattern locks. That does not mean they are the most secured as someone could still guess or memorise your password as you type it.
Some phones have the option of using your signature to lock and unlock your phone.
One key secret with signatures is that the complex the better. This could be a challenge as well. Your signature could be too complex for you hence barring yourself from accessing your own device.
8. Finger print reader
Finger print locks are mostly common in Samsung devices. Image: androidcentral.com
This feature is mostly common in Samsung devices. It is also a secure way to lock your phone as only you can unlock it. Just remember not to fall asleep next to someone who would anyone who would want into your phone.
9. Face unlock
The face lock usually has pattern or PIN as backup just in case the device fails to recognize your face. Image: androidcentral.com
This uses your face to lock the phone. The face lock usually has pattern or PIN as backup just in case the device fails to recognize your face.
The backup is an indication that this kind of lock could be tricked as well. Some people could also have facial features like you.
10. Eyeball unlock
C9’s latest eyeball recognition technology has been tested thousands of times without a recognition error – Tecno Mobile.
This is billed to be the most secured and latest way to lock your phone.
It is a technology that very few smartphones have. One of the phones with this feature is the yet-to- be-launched Tecno Camon C9.
“C9 is equipped with the latest eyeball recognition technology. It has been tested thousands of times without a recognition error,” a Tecno Mobile official said.
With the eyeball lock, you have to have your eyes open for the scanner to work. Therefore, no one can access your phone when you are asleep or away.