New device checklist

We heard you got a new device

Before you start using it, take these steps to customize it and keep it cyber safe.

1. Get secure

  • ✅ Lock your device with a strong password and/or biometrics
  • ✅ Enable multi-factor authentication
  • ✅ Review the privacy policy and terms of use
  • ✅ Update your privacy settings

2. Stay updated

  • ✅ Update your device’s operating system
  • ✅ Enable automatic software updates

3. Make it yours

  • ✅ Uninstall apps you won’t use
  • ✅ Review app permissions, look out for any apps asking for access to data not relevant to their function
  • ✅ Turn off location services when not in use
  • ✅ Disable any other features you don’t need

Once your device is set up:

  • Apply a camera cover

  • Disable Bluetooth when not in use

  • Avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi or use a VPN

  • Always accept OS and software updates
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