A Google blog post reminds users of the four steps they can take to protect the security of their Android devices.

Online security is a critical piece of our everyday life. That’s why we build multiple lines of defense in Android to make the internet safer for over a billions users. Even with these layers of protection, it still doesn’t hurt to take a couple of extra precautions to be super safe.

The four steps are all ones we’d expect to be familiar to 9to5Google readers, but they could serve as useful pointers for less tech-savvy friends and family members …

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The four precautions Google recommends are:

  • Only download apps from Google Play
  • Set a screen lock, and activate Android Device Manager
  • Make sure encryption is switched on
  • Review app permissions

There’s also still time to pick up an extra 2GB of Google Drive storage by completing a very brief security check on your Google account.

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