1. suitebliss's Avatar
    Hello -

    I'm switching over from Apple (had 4 iphones) and I was wondering about how secure Android phones are compared to Apple iPhones. Just wondering if there are any apps or anything that I would need to keep my Note 4 secure......

    Any suggestions would be helpful
    10-19-2014 12:31 PM
  2. bullz7210's Avatar
    Applock is great
    10-19-2014 01:08 PM
  3. mty msi's Avatar
    Lookout for anti virus & malware (free). It's the first app I install on a new phone and I do it before I do anything else to set it up.
    monsieurms likes this.
    10-19-2014 01:10 PM
  4. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    Lookout, install and set it up

    Device manager, set that up

    Lock your home screen, either fingerprint scanner or use a numeric or other lock. That keeps your stuff secure if you lose the phone.

    Google play, require a password for purchases.

    Rocking the Note 4
    10-19-2014 01:12 PM
  5. beavo451's Avatar
    What type of security are you specifically worried about?
    10-19-2014 01:21 PM
  6. suitebliss's Avatar
    I read something about Android phones getting those Trojan horse viruses, is that true? Also, I read that one should download Nieton Security. I'm inquiring about my purchases, banking and inputting credit card information on it. Should I be?
    10-19-2014 05:15 PM
  7. beavo451's Avatar
    I read something about Android phones getting those Trojan horse viruses, is that true? Also, I read that one should download Nieton Security. I'm inquiring about my purchases, banking and inputting credit card information on it. Should I be?
    Don't download random apps/files from unknown sources. Don't visit shady websites. Same stuff as computer usage. Your phone is not going to magically get a virus.
    TechNut79 and pantlesspenguin like this.
    10-19-2014 05:20 PM
  8. suitebliss's Avatar
    I read that Androids can get those Trojan Horse viruses, is that true? It was recommended that Android users should download Norton Security to the phone. I'm just concerned about using credit card info, banking and making purchases through my Note 4 (that's if I ever get it, LOL)
    10-19-2014 05:31 PM
  9. americasteam's Avatar
    Never had a virus. Don't install apps from shady sites. Stay with the Google Play Store for apps and you'll be fine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    TechNut79 likes this.
    10-19-2014 05:33 PM
  10. sailador's Avatar
    Hello -

    I'm switching over from Apple (had 4 iphones) and I was wondering about how secure Android phones are compared to Apple iPhones. Just wondering if there are any apps or anything that I would need to keep my Note 4 secure......

    Any suggestions would be helpful
    There is an app called Finger Security; it is pretty damn tight. It secures individual app from nosy friends.
    10-19-2014 05:37 PM
  11. fragologist's Avatar
    I've been using Android for 6 years. Never had a virus. Download lookout if you are worried and stay away from apps that you don't dload directly from Google play.
    10-19-2014 05:40 PM
  12. mty msi's Avatar
    I'm thinking you're safe downloading apps from Samsung's Galaxy apps site too.
    10-19-2014 05:50 PM
  13. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    If you happen to be on T-Mobile and are on a JUMP plan you get a free subscription to Lookout Premium which is awesome.

    Like others have said, don't install shady apps. I typically only download ones that either have the Editor's Choice or Top Developer distinctions. Also, study app permissions carefully.
    10-19-2014 05:56 PM

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