How do you secure your mobile devices?

The first layer of mobile security is locking your device with a passcode, touch ID features, or other biometric. In case your phone is ever lost or stolen, make sure you’re aware of the different offerings that exist to help you remotely locate or lock your device, or wipe data from it. Some of these features may be built in by the operating system, carrier, or available via an app. Your systems administrator might also have specific rules to follow if you lose a work device.

Here’s how to protect your mobile device.

  • AT&T

    If your phone is lost or stolen, there are several steps you should take right away, including reporting it to your provider and suspending your wireless service to prevent unauthorized usage. You should also enable the security apps downloaded on your phone to remote wipe your personal information.

    Protect your device with the Lookout app. Learn how the Lookout app protects your iOS and Android device against viruses, malware, and spyware.

  • Android

    Android Device Manager makes it easy to locate, ring, or wipe your device from the web if you misplace your phone or if it is stolen. To help protect you and your device from potentially harmful apps, the Google Play store automatically reviews apps before they get published. Even after you’ve downloaded an app from Google Play, or another source, the Verify Apps feature will regularly scan your apps to make sure everything looks safe.

  • For Google users

    If you have logged in to Google on your Android or iOS device, you can visit and click “Find your phone” to secure your lost or stolen phone or tablet. This feature allows you to locate and lock your phone, change your password, add a custom message to the home screen, or erase the data on your phone.

  • iOS

    To use Touch ID, users must set up their device so that a passcode is required to unlock it. When Touch ID scans and recognizes an enrolled fingerprint, the device unlocks without asking for the device passcode.

    Apps are among the most critical elements of a modern mobile security architecture. While apps provide amazing productivity benefits for users, they also have the potential to negatively impact system security, stability, and user data if they’re not handled properly.

    Because of this, iOS provides layers of protection to ensure that apps are signed and verified, and are sandboxed to protect user data. These elements provide a stable, secure platform for apps, enabling thousands of developers to deliver hundreds of thousands of apps on iOS without impacting system integrity. And users can access these apps on their iOS devices without undue fear of viruses, malware, or unauthorized attacks.

  • Sprint

    Sprint offers simple, easy-to-use, tools to help safeguard you and those you love. Sprint provides safety and security solutions that make being a parent in the 21st century easier. You can receive alerts when your children have arrived safely at their destination, manage phone access and restrict usage, and even make sure that their focus when driving is on the road, not their phone. It's our goal to give you peace of mind in the digital age.

  • Verizon

    Setting an Account Pin helps to verify your identity when you contact Verizon by phone or Chat to ensure that your account and personal information remain secure.