2 Quick Safety Tips for your Phone

  1. Everyone should have a “lock” on your cell phone to protect your data, privacy and contact info in the event your phone is ever lost or stolen. While getting used to a passcode, thumbprint or unlock swipe takes time, it’s 100% worth it for the protection it offers you. Simple to turn on, android users should go to security, settings and screen lock.  iPhone users: Settings, touchID/passcodes.  When you’ve done that, no one but those who you’ve provided access will be able to gain entry into your phone’s data.
  2.  In the event of an emergency though, your phone is very important to first responders or someone who finds a lost phone.  Adding an “In Case of Emergency” contact info (ICE) to the home screen is a second important safety step.  Then, your contact information (as much or as little as you’d like to give) as well as that of your go-to person can be viewed by anyone who finds the phone. Remember… don’t use your cell phone number as your contact number, because, well, odds are you won’t have it. 😉  Adding ICE is easy:  Andriod users can add and ICE info by going to Settings > Security>Owner Information and turning on “add to lock screen”. the info you provide will scroll across the phone in lock mode. In the iphone, you should open the Health App, and click medical ID and complete the information. A medical ID will then be available from the lock screen by pressing the emergency button.

Want help? Stop in the board office anytime and the staff will assist you!