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Mobile Safety – Recover Smartphone

Now, where did I leave my smartphone?

Create a smartphone lock screen with alternate phone number and email.

Take advantage of the Lock Screen on your smartphone to provide an email address and an alternate smartphone number in case your lost or stolen smartphone is recovered by a good Samaritan. Simply use a graphic editor on your lock screen photo to add the needed information (Windows offers Paint free, out-of-the-box.

In the event that your smartphone is stolen, there is a possible recovery solution if the thief doesn’t turn the smartphone off (and then reset it):
● For iPhones, it’s the Find My iPhone app.
● For Androids, it’s the Find My Device app.

FOR FURTHER READING:
CyberGuardian: a SecureTheVillage Guide for Residents is available on Amazon.
A complete Security Checklist is available: https://www.nerdsiview.com/security-checklist-2/
References for Village Residents are available at SECURE THE VILLAGE: https://securethevillage.org/residents

Supplemental Articles:
https://www.welivesecurity.com/2019/06/19/change-birthday-hackers-may-know-pin/

 © Alan Steven Krantz 2021

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