How to change your privacy settings on your Android devices

Android phones have many advantages: some have amazing cameras, built-in and preinstalled Google apps, and more. But these smartphones are also exposed to potential threats such as hackers or malware. They want to review your apps, block websites from tracking you, and more.

Be sure to follow our steps to change your Android privacy settings today.

The settings may vary depending on the manufacturer of your Android phone

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Change your Android privacy settings

Permission Manager

Apps collect all sorts of data from their users, and sometimes you don’t even realize what you’ve allowed them to see. You should review each app and the permissions you have granted. So apps that don’t need your location won’t have access to it.

  1. open yours settings
  2. Loss privacy
  3. Loss Permission Manager
  4. Tap each app in turn and decide what to “allow” for each app.

Encrypt your Android phone

If you have a pre-2015 Android device, it may not be encrypted yet. This means your data could be compromised and you should enable this setting manually.

  1. open yours settings
  2. Loss security
  3. Loss Progressive
  4. Loss Encryption and Credentials
  5. If your phone isn’t already, you’ll see the option to tap encrypt phone (this might take a while)

If you don’t see this option, your phone is probably newer and already encrypted.

Google Chrome Safe Browsing protection

Although Google Chrome comes pre-installed on many Android devices, it comes with its own set of security risks. Google Chrome has its own privacy settings that you can customize, and some experts even recommend not using Chrome at all for security reasons. But it’s a handy and powerful browser, so using Safe Browsing protection could be a great alternative to deleting it.

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Safe Browsing helps monitor websites as you browse the web and can help identify if you come across an unsafe website, link or ad. You may get an alert like this, telling you that the website you’re trying to reach is insecure:

  1. open that Google Chrome app on your android
  2. Loss amuse with the three points
  3. Loss settings
  4. Loss privacy and security
  5. Loss Safe browsing
  6. Then you can choose the level of Safe Browsing you want to use: advanced protection, standard protection (we recommend this so you can choose whether or not to send Google information) or no protection

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Turn on Do Not Track

Android phones allow you to send a request to websites you visit, asking them not to track you while you’re using Google Chrome. It is important to note that asking not to solicit or track your information does not guarantee it, as a website may still be tracking your information. However, it is better not to request it because some websites honor this request.

  1. open that Google Chrome app on your android
  2. Loss amuse with the three points
  3. Loss settings
  4. Loss privacy and security
  5. Loss Don’t track
  6. Turn on the setting to ask websites not to track you

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