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5 Apps to Protect Your Cell Phone Privacy

Keeping all your Data Safe

In this digital age that we find ourselves in, it has become imperative to have extra security on just about everything, especially everything that we store on our mobile devices. With hackers and scammers accessing your log-in details, credit card numbers, and even your identity by accessing your emails or social media profiles, having security apps on your mobile phone is a must. Even though IOS and Android have gone to great lengths to secure smartphones, there are mobile apps that you can download to help protect your privacy.

Hacking and scamming is not the only thing we need to be aware of; there’s having your data protected if your phone gets stolen. As smartphones are as smart as they are, we keep all our information on our phones; photos, personal emails, passwords, and private messages. You don’t want a thief accessing all your private information, so it’s highly advisable to get privacy apps on your mobile device.

Here are our top 5 apps to protect your cell phone privacy.

Top 5 Apps to Help Keep You Safe and Protected

All the following security apps are compatible with an iPhone and Android phone.

1. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is one of the better security apps to get on your cell phone. Even though it has 160 server locations in 94 countries, it’s a fast app that offers excellent 24/7 customer support. One of its greatest benefits is its usability, from setting up and operating the app. It can be used on all your devices; TV, mobile, or PC. The app costs $13 per month, and there is a yearly payment option where you will save around $8 per month.

A VPN (virtual private network) is for protecting your online privacy. A VPN hides your IP address from the sites and any android or iPhone apps used by your internet service provider. Another benefit is that it allows you to pretend to be in a different location, helping to unblock geo-restricted content.

2. Orbot

The Orbot app can be downloaded free of charge from the Google Play Store for android phones and on the Apple store for IOS. This VPN and proxy app empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Using Tor to encrypt your internet traffic, it then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers worldwide. The Tor software is also free and an open network that protects you against network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy. It will also protect you from confidential business activities, relationships, and state security activity.

The only negative point about Orbot is its slow speed because it encrypts your connection and routes it through many different computers.

3. Firefox Focus

Firefox Focus is an internet browser that allows private web surfing. The app has built-in privacy and security settings, making it the same as an instant incognito session. At the top of the Firefox Focus screen, you’ll find a large trashcan that allows you to wipe all stored passwords, site cookies, and browsing history with a single tap.

This app is available free of charge on the Apple store and for android on the Google Play Store.

4. Twilio Authy

There are no two ways that 2FA (two-factor authentication) is essential when it comes to the security of the information on your devices. The only problem is that using two-factor authentication can become tedious and create frustration. These days it’s imperative to use 2FA as it secures your online accounts, and Twilio Authy is one of the best apps to manage your 2FA codes.

It’s easy to add new accounts, move between devices, and generate login codes, making it a stress-free exercise. Twilio Authy is free of charge for IOS as well as Android, and it will secure your Google, Facebook, Evernote, Dropbox, and Microsoft account on your desktop or mobile devices.

5. Avast AntiTrack

Avast is a well-known anti-virus app that’s been around for quite a few years. The Avast AntiTrack will block trackers from gathering and sharing your data by disguising your online activity and identity. It also hides your fingerprint to avoid targeted ads and price manipulation. You will enjoy faster and private browsing without disruptions on all the available browsers – Edge, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

AntiTrack comes at a price, but paying $54.99 per year for PC and $64.99 per year for up to ten devices may be well worth it for excellent security on your desktop or cell phone.

Now that you have your phone protected, why not your home?