As a business owner or manager, your business smartphone is probably always in your hand, pocket, bag or at least very close by. Your business smartphone will contain a lot of essential information and apps to enable the smooth running of your business, and it’s crucial for staying in contact with essential business contacts such as clients, customers, suppliers, staff and more. What would you do if anything happened to your business smartphone? The thought probably doesn’t even bear thinking about, which is why we’ve put together a list of handy tips to help you keep your device safe and secure.
When it comes to keeping your business smartphone secure, insurance is a must. Although you can take every preventative measure possible to keep your smartphone safe, it’s never guaranteed that an accident won’t happen – and one could happen at any time, leaving you without a business phone and struggling to do things that you’d normally be able to easily do with it. Although you can pick up a new smartphone quite cheaply, the best thing for you to do is to take out gadget insurance to cover your phone – that way, if anything happens you know that you are fully covered for a repair or a replacement.
Keeping the exterior of your business smartphone safe is almost as important as keeping the files on the inside safe, as breaking your phone’s exterior can often lead to a number of different problems depending on the type of handset that you own. Most smartphones don’t come cheap either, so it makes sense to ensure that your phone is physically protected with a case and a screen protector. You can buy screen protectors with built in slots for credit cards and business cards which is a great way to keep everything together in one handy place.
Passwords and Security
Depending on the type of smartphone that you own it’s a good idea to install some form of antivirus on your handset, especially if you have a smartphone that runs off the Android OS. Antivirus apps are usually cheap or even free to download, and they will be able to regularly scan your phone to ensure that anything downloaded onto it is safe and nothing is a threat to any files that you have stored in your phone. When it comes to security, it’s important to make sure that nobody can access your business phone unless they are authorised – which is why it’s crucial that you set a pass code in order to keep your phone secure. Depending on the phone there are a number of ways to do this, from standard passwords and pass codes to facial and fingerprint recognition unlocking features. It’s also a good idea to put an extra password on important apps and folders if possible.
How do you keep your business smartphone safe and secure? If you have any tips for other business owners looking to protect their gadgets, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.