The lock screen on your phone and tablet is the one that hinders an undesirable guest and everything in your computerized life, so best make sure there are as few chinks in the covering as could be allowed. Here are the settings on the most recent forms of Android and iOS to be mindful of on the off chance that you need to verify your lock screen is in lockdown mode.
Tips to boost lock screen security
1. Pick a Longer PIN or Pattern
You clearly have a PIN code or example securing your gadget, isn’t that so? In any case, there’s awful news: Your PIN most likely isn’t as secure as you think it seems to be. On Android, pick a more unusual choice or make a more extended PIN (up to 16 digits) and your shots of staying secured are vastly improved.
On iOS you can go past the standard four-digit PIN by going into General and Touch ID & Passcode from Settings and afterward impairing the Simple Passcode choice this gives you a chance to enter a more drawn out, alphanumeric PIN. For the most ultimate security, enact Touch ID in the event that you can. Local unique finger impression detecting tech is coming to Android Marshmallow as well.
2. Set a Shorter Timeout
Whatever sort of gadget you’re utilizing, there will be a timeout period before the lock screen is initiated, and the shorter this is the more secure your telephone or tablet regardless of the fact that it’s an agony to need to enter your PIN code all the more regularly you’ve for the longest time been itching to eliminate the quantity of times you check you’re portable.
On Android the important setting is under Display in Settings; through the Security menu you can likewise set how rapidly the lock screen enacts after the timeout period and oblige a PIN after a reboot on Lollipop. On iOS, you go to the Settings application and open up the Auto-Lock menu on the General page.
3. Disable Siri functions on the Lock Screen
In case you’re utilizing an iPhone or an iPad then you can get at Siri from the lock screen, pulling up climate reports, making calls, showing your schedule et cetera… also, in the event that you can do it, then so would anyone be able to else who happens over your gadget and lifts it up, without experiencing the procedure of opening it.
It’s not a fiasco on the off chance that another person becomes acquainted with Siri however you may need to switch it off by the by: From the Touch ID & Passcode section in the Settings application, you’ll see there are a rundown of components that iOS permits access to when the gadget is opened flip the Siri switch to off and additionally applying some other pieces you need to make (like the Notifications View).
4. Conceal Sensitive Notifications
There’s no Siri on Android however you do have warning reviews on the lock screen in Android 5.0 Lollipop-the thought is you can rapidly take a look at what’s occurring and who’s attempting to contact you without needing to open your telephone. Be that as it may, you may not so much need this data obvious to the more extensive world.
From the Sound & notification heading in Settings, tap When device is locked and afterward tap Hide sensitive notifications to kill a large portion of the reviews. On the off chance that you need to take more control over what’s viewed as sensitive and what isn’t, pick the App notifications straightforwardly underneath.