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Usage of Smartphones has increased tremendously in today’s world. This has clearly led to the development of a wide range of uses that some are sensitive when it comes to sharing information while others aren’t. Many people would much like their personal information in their Smartphones to be protected. This is because the Smartphones today are considered for many applications, hence indicating that it is very difficult for one to do without the Smartphone.

According to the latest findings, Smartphones can be used everywhere even if the user engages in other forms of activities that are present. This clearly indicates that one’s information is exchanged regularly hence enabling the phone to have one’s personal information that any user would imagine. Technology has so much advanced such that the device is much capable to store one’s information based on his/her location, contacts, pictures, messages, friends, hobbies, likes and dislikes, traffic, games and many more.

These uses have resulted in many having concerns; much percentage of the concerns are based on privacy which amounts to 38%. 26% that have concern for security, 19% are for identity, 14% for sharing and the remaining percentage is distributed between none and others .Concern for privacy is also distributed within the users of Smartphones where they are concerned with privacy when they are making use of their mobile phones. Another concern for privacy comes in when it comes to what information is shared and stored in the device. The other concern is whether an application installed in a mobile phone is sharing one’s information onto the outside world.

There are various types of mobile operating systems that are in use today; this clearly indicates that there are operating systems that users feel much safer than others. Apple iPhone Smartphones together with blackberry share 28% of this view where many find it safe to use these Smartphones. Android shares this view with 22% of Smartphone users while windows mobile share 18%. The rest is left for other operating systems that are in existence. Those that are making use of Smartphones are required to make use of the simple privacy tips so as to ensure that his/her concerns are satisfied.

The first tip is to ensure that he/she always creates passwords that are unique. Always update the phone software together with that of the application installed. A strong password is recommended and it should be frequently changed. Looking keenly at reviews of application before installation is of great importance. The other tip is that one should be extra careful when he/she is clicking on the available links while on the internet. Sharing banking information should be done to the site that starts with https://. Reading, privacy policy of application is a great tip when one is considering an application for installation and one should keep note of alerts and pop-up messages.

The first tip is to ensure that he/she always creates passwords that are unique. Always update the phone software together with that of the application installed. A strong password is recommended and it should be frequently changed. Looking keenly at reviews of application before installation is of great importance. The other tip is that one should be extra careful when he/she is clicking on the available links while on the internet. Sharing banking information should be done to the site that starts with https://. Reading, privacy policy of application is a great tip when one is considering an application for installation and one should keep note of alerts and pop-up messages.

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