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How to find out if someone is snooping on your Android

How to find out if someone is snooping on your Android

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It takes seconds for someone to compromise privacy and security on your Android phone. While compromises by strangers like hackers and other cybercriminals are more often discussed, sometimes the most shocking thing is eavesdropping by people close to you. Discovering that your phone has been tampered with is also difficult for you to discover when your privacy has been eavesdropped – and I have help to find out.

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Places where your Android can be bugged

  • In your own home
  • In the homes of your friend or neighbor
  • On work
  • Out and about

It doesn’t take long for any curious person to win access to your phone or change the settings that grant them access in the future or remotely.

Most people wouldn’t even think of keeping their Android safe, especially around friends, family or familiar settings, so chances are you won’t notice if your phone has been hacked.

As a precaution, simply follow the steps below to harden your phone’s security so that it is not susceptible to hackers or spies.

Please note that the settings may vary depending on the manufacturer of your Android phone.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICES

How to check if Snoop is spying on your Android

Photo of a woman holding a Samsung phone.
(Fox News)

Entering a lock screen to access your Android doesn’t take any time. While you might think that more sophisticated methods are needed to gain access to your Android, it can be as easy as peering over your shoulder when you least expect it to spy on what screen lock you’ve entered.

Once that surveillance gets a good look, or even a few looks over time, they can hack into your phone when you leave it to use the bathroom or run out to get something from another room.

Follow the quick steps below to make sure it’s harder for spies to access your phone.

1. Restart your Android

Photo of a woman restarting her Android smartphone.

Photo of a woman restarting her Android smartphone.
(Fox News)

For most Android phones:

  • Hold down the power button, then select Restart or Shut down and restart from the Power Options menu.

For Newer Samsung devices:

  • Hold the Power/Side button and Volume Down
  • The power options menu appears
  • Select the desired option

For Google Pixel 6:

  • Hold the power and volume up buttons

2. Change the screen lock

Picture of a tutorial on how to change the lock screen on Android.

Picture of a tutorial on how to change the lock screen on Android.
(Fox News)

  • Go to Settings on your phone
  • Tap Security
  • Select your preferred screen lock type by tapping “Screen Lock”
  • Already have a screen lock? You will need to enter your pattern, PIN or password to select another lock: Pattern: Use your finger to draw a simple pattern PIN: Enter a minimum of 4 digits, but longer PINs (more than 4 digits) are usually more sure. Password: Enter 4 or more letters or numbers
  • Pattern: Use your finger to draw a simple pattern
  • PIN: Enter a minimum of 4 digits, but longer PINs (more than 4 digits) are generally more secure.
  • Password: Enter 4 or more letters or numbers
  • Choose the screen lock option by tapping the one you prefer, then follow the on-screen instructions

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3. Check for the latest Android update

Keeping your phone’s operating system up to date is important for your security. Whenever loopholes are discovered for hackers and spies, there is usually an update to stop them.

To check which Android operating system you are using

  • Go to Settings on your phone
  • Tap All About Phone, then Android Version
  • You can find your “Android Version”, “Android Security Update” and “Build Number”

Get the latest available Android updates

If you get a notification, open it and select “update”

  • If you’ve cleared the notification or your device is offline:
  • Go to Settings on your phone
  • Tap System, then System Update
  • Once you see your status, you can follow all the steps presented on the screen (if necessary)

Take it Google Play system and security updates

  • Go to Settings on your phone
  • Tap Security
  • To check for available security updates, tap Google Security Check
  • To check if a Google Play system update is available, tap “Google Play System Update”

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Stock phone on phone with screen lock.

Stock phone on phone with screen lock.
(Fox News)

How to stop Android Snoops from spying

  • Be careful when typing when the screen is locked. Even someone looking over your shoulder can be compromising your security so be careful who is around you when you enter your screen lock. For those of you who don’t pay attention or want to pay attention, you can get a privacy screen protector. It’s usually a piece of plastic or tempered glass that you can stick to your phone’s screen to not only protect your screen from cracks or scratches, but also block light from certain angles so that people around you can see what you type.
  • Never share your password or password. If you have a Google Account set up on your Android device, you can set up different profiles or guest profiles, which will limit their access to your phone’s settings and information.
  • Send videos and photos directly to someone instead of handing over your unlocked phone
  • Never leave your phone unattended
  • By far the smartest defense is to install good protection on all your devices for the best protection. My top choice is TotalAV (Limited Time Deal: $19 for your first year (80% off). Check out my expert review of the best antivirus protection by searching for “Best Antivirus” on CyberGuy.com.

Have you been bugged before? Or hacked? How did you know? Comment below.

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