We can’t stress enough on the importance of safety and security on Android devices. Whether it’s password theft or loss of personal info, pretty much everything is under scanner these days. But at the end of the day, protecting your assets — both digital and otherwise — falls upon the owner.
And the same holds for your smartphone as well. So, if you own a Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, you can rest assured that the phone in itself sports quite a handful of safety and security features, without the need to depend on a third-party app.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro comes packed with Samsung’s very own Secure Folder. It creates a private encrypted space within your phone thus lending an extra layer of security to your apps, files, and folders.
Launched initially with the Galaxy Note 7, the Secure folder has since been added to the Google Play Store as a separate app. It needs a Samsung account to set it up.
It needs a Samsung account and once the account has been created, all you need to do is set the folder lock type — pattern, PIN or Biometrics — and you are done.
The best thing about this feature is that when you move an app inside it, the app won’t share any information with the normal version of the app outside.
2. Enable Find My Mobile
No one misplaces their smartphones by choice. But if unfortunately, you do, there should be an easy way to get it back. The Samsung Find My Mobile feature does just that.
Similarly to Google’s Device Manager, it let’s locate your Galaxy J7 Pro by tracking its last known location. And if the device is nearby, you can use the Ring my Device option to help you in finding it.
All you have to do is head down to Lock Screen and Security > Find My Mobile and enable the toggles for Remote controls, Google location service and Send last location.
3. Turn On Secure Start Up
Another small but nifty security change you can do on your Galaxy J7 Pro is enabling the Secure Start Up option. Located in the security settings, all it needs is a pattern before it boots.
This ensures that all your personal data, passwords, files and folders are safely tucked away in case the device is lost or stolen.
4. Enable Pattern Before Unpinning
Screen Pinning is one of the go-to features in Android when it comes to securing your privacy, especially when you have to share your phone.
A nifty way to ensure maximum security in your Galaxy J7 Pro is by enabling the pattern before unpinning. This way, your buddies won’t get to roam around your phone after bypassing the screen pin.
All you need to do is head over to Lock Screen and Security > Other Security Settings and toggle the switches for the pattern. So, the next time you hand over your phone, enable pinning and sit back and relax.
5. Lock and Mask Apps
If you have been a Samsung user, you must be knowing about the Lock and Mask Apps feature. Located under the Advanced settings, this feature gives you two options – either lock or hide them completely.
However, please note that this feature only works on the default TouchWiz launcher. But if you prefer to use Nova, then you might have to seek the help of a third-party app.