It can happen when you are standing in line at the bank, ride in an airplane from the line behind him, grabbing coffee or hanging out waiting for a friend when a modern sniffer strikes. Sometimes a harmless invasion invades your privacy when someone else turns a glance at your phone screen into an information-gathering gaze.
One of the latest mobile device scams starts with snooping crooks watching you enter your passcode to unlock your phone. Whether you’re the target of criminals or the innocently curious, people are curious by nature and tend to take a look and see what you’re doing.
With so much personal information on it our phones, it’s more important than ever to make sure someone gets their hands on your private information. Good news. There is an easy way to solve this problem with a cheap privacy screen protector for your screen that will make it much harder for others to see what’s on your phone or tablet.
What does a privacy screen protector do?
Will any privacy screen fit my smartphone?
Certain privacy screens are made for certain models, so you should be sure to check which iPhone or Android model you have if you don’t already know before considering buying a privacy screen.
To check which iPhone or iPad model you have:
- Open your Settings app
- Click General
- Select About
- The model type for your iPhone is shown next Model name
To check which Android phone or tablet model you have:
- open up Settings app
- Click About phone (or about tablet)
- Crane Fashion model
- The model of your Android is listed below the text Fashion model
Once you have your model name, you can start shopping for privacy screens. Here are eight great us found on Amazon for both iPhone and Android devices.
Top 8 privacy screens
The UniqueMe Screen Protector is a good choice for this iPhone 14 users. Also included is a camera lens protector designed specifically for the iPhone 14 lens. It has an ultra-thin privacy screen and the lens protector eliminates the glare caused by flashes while preserving the image quality of the original camera. At the time of publication, this product was for sale on Amazon and received over 200 reviews worldwide, with 70% giving it 5 stars.
Privacy screens are a great way to prevent others from viewing your screen, but there are other ways to protect your privacy:
7 additional ways to protect your privacy and security
- Use a mobile security and privacy app on all your devices that can alert you to unusual activity. Check out my expert review of the best antivirus protection for your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices by visiting Cyberguy.com/LockUpYourTech
- Usage two-factor authentication (2FA), This adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts and makes it harder for hackers to access them
- hold you software up to date because updates often include security patches that protect your device from vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers
- Use strong and unique passwords with a combination of letters, numbers and special characters that are harder to crack than simple passwords. Also consider one password manager to generate and store complex passwords.
- Limit the personal information you share online, especially on social media platforms
- Be careful public Wi-Fi networks because they are often unsecured and easily hacked
- Consider using a VPN to protect you from who can track you and identify your potential location on websites you visit. Many sites can read your IP address and, depending on their privacy settings, display the city from which you correspond. A VPN hides your IP address to show an alternate location. For the best VPN software, see my expert review of the best VPNs for private web browsing on your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices by visiting Cyberguy.com/VPN.
Kurt’s key insights
It’s incredibly important to keep your privacy intact and keep snoopers out of your devices. We can’t get rid of snoops; however, we can certainly force them to stay away from our device screens with these excellent options above.
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