Which apps can I use to make my mobile phone more secure?

Mobile Phone Security Password Protected

If you want to make your phone even more secure, there are a great range of apps that’ll allow you to do this:


Find my iPhone (Apple)

Provided by Apple, this allows you to use iCloud to locate your phone, activate a lost mode and send the device alert messages remotely.


Private Photo Vault (Apple, Google Play)

This allows you to store particular images within a secondary passcode lock and also sends a report if someone tries to hack in.


360 Security (Google Play, Amazon)

A highly regarded antivirus app with a 99.9% detection rate, it provides junk file cleaning, performance boosting and app management.


1Password (Windows, Google Play, Apple)

This handy app allows you to store all of your secure information in one place. All you’ll need to access that information is one super secure master password.


Silent Phone (Apple, Google Play)

There has been plenty of controversy recently about the extent in which messaging between devices is encrypted, and many people feel apps like WhatsApp are inadequate. Silent Phone sends and receives encrypted messages using peer to peer connection, meaning nothing passes through servers and the messages are totally secure.


And now you can block those nuisance callers without even having to download an app, thanks to Ofcom. The communications regulator has introduced the Telephone Preference Service, which blocks those pesky marketing calls. Simply text “TPS” and your email address to 78070 and Ofcom will do the hard work for you, preventing any nuisance numbers from calling you.