These days, mobile phones are more than a calling device. Missing or stolen cell phone does not only mean a loss of device, but it could be a security threat if you have stored confidential data on your mobile phone. It is not only an inconvenience that you have to face in case of missing mobile, but it can be potentially dangerous if your mobile get caught into the wrong hands. These days, iPhone’s and Androids are capable of up to 32 GB of data storage. Well, now technologies are that strong that data can be accessed from your missing phone as well.
|Is Deleting Confidential Data Stored In Your Missing Phone Possible
So you must be pondering over a mechanism that can protect your data in case cell phone is missing. So it won’t be misused. But the mechanism should be applied beforehand, so the thief cannot access your confidential data. Apply underneath steps and protect your confidential data in case missing phone:
Passcode is a type of security code, which someone has to enter who wish to gain access to your iphone. You as a phone owner can predefine the security code. You should make the code confidential, and keep the access of code only to yourself. Prior IOS 4 models allow only the 4 digit code entry. However, latest versions are highly advanced. Now you can define the tough password so nobody can crack it easily. This is most basic mechanism.
Automatic Deletion of Data on Continuous Wrong Passcode
You can install the setting through which data will delete automatically in case of 10 times wrong entry of passcode. Make sure set password is that tough that thief cannot crack it at least in 10 attempts. Same time, make sure you remember the password properly, and owing to your poor memory cell phone do not get locked.
There are various mobile applications which are immensely useful in case of lost iphone. Mobile application like ‘Mobileme’, is capable to delete all the data remotely along with remote setting of pass code. So if there is confidential data in lost phone, you yourself can delete the data even after losing the device. But, you need to buy the subscription and enable your phone with this utility before missing your cell phone. All you need to do is buy a subscription for $99. The subscription remains valid for a year.
Apart from ‘Mobileme’ application, there are various third party software that can be installed to your phone pre-hand. These softwares are not only helpful in tracking your lost phone, but guarding your potential data as well. Moreover, if a monitoring tool is installed, it will give you full updates on lost phone, and you can make sure through updates if there is any deletion.
However, if your cell is not that hi-tech like iphones then you do not disappoint. You can still adopt some security measures after missing phone. You can request to your network service provider to disable all the active services from your cell phone immediately. However, this should be done in extreme case. You should also report back to nearest police station about cell lost.
About the Guest Author: Sharon Stouffer, a tech enthusiast, loves to blog on Mobile Technology and is currently writing reviews and articles on arious Mobile Applications. Visit her website to know more about Cell Phone Spy Software.You can also Contribute to On Secret Hunt by “Write for US”.