Do this before it’s too late
- Make sure your home insurance covers the loss of your mobile phone and tablets.Alternatively, you can take out specific mobile insurance which is affordable.
- Every fortnight or week back up your iPad wirelessly with iCloud or to a computer via iTunes. Write down this task in your diary so you remember.
- Don’t type your passwords or PINs into your notepad or contacts phone book. Set the start-up PIN on your phone.
- You may like to take a screenshot of all the pages of your apps (press the sleep/wake button at the same time as you press the home button). The screenshot will be saved in your Photos library. Another way to remember all the apps you downloaded is to copy the list under settings.If you lose your phone or tablet you may want to change your password on these apps, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your emails.
- Check your email applications to see your activity history and log out of all past sessions, except for your current session. There is an activity log in both Yahoo email and Gmail. If possible, keep one email account for all your important and financial information and always log out of this account.
- Photocopy your receipt and keep it somewhere safe (you made need it to make a claim with insurance). My receipt had started to fade.
- Contact your local police to report a stolen or lost iPad with your serial number and model number.
- Apple has some handy instructions on what do to if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is lost or stolen. https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201472 The Find My iPhone and similar Android apps are not fail safe as the phone needs to be turned on and have a signal.
- Contact your wireless carrier and suspend the service until you are ready to purchase a replacement. This will ensure that if your device is found then that person can’t make calls, send SMS or MMS or use up your network data. Depending on the carrier, you may be able to request for them to forward any calls through to a different phone number.
- It may be possible to remotely lock your device and then wipe it. This is best done as a last resort.
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Article courtesy of: Women Love Tech