[Tuto] Five settings to do in order not to feel stress when you lend your phone

It is the usual : you lend your phone to a friend to see your vacation photos, and… he stops an image too far. Several settings, however, allow to protect your photos of the curious. On iOS, a first possibility is touse the “Hide”option (in the Share menu). The photo will then be removed from the library and will be consulted in the special album “Hidden”. Attention, this option will protect you as goofing off and not real curious, since access to the album is him, not protected. Apps like Private Photo Vault or Secure Folder on Samsung phones offer otherwise to hide your photos behind a code. Don’t forget finally to set Whatsapp so that images shared on the app are not found automatically on your gallery (in the app > Settings > Discussion > Visibility of the media).


If you truly fear that your loved ones are taking too many liberties when you lend your phone, it is possible to secure the access to certain apps by using services such as Lock Applock on Android. Attention, the function is started with a slight delay. If you use it for Messenger, for example, the image of the app appears for a short time before being replaced by the window for unlocking the Lock. The service, however, the curious to go further.



The platform never forgets, and especially not these songs ridiculous that we listen to in the background in the living room, as soon as no one is there to judge us. If you show Youtube videos to someone on your mobile, it will then quickly understand that you are a fan of ulterior of the tube in the summer, or that you watch too many videos of cats. Nothing serious of course, but if that bothers you, just delete the search history, and then to suspend this function (tutorial here).


We don’t use his browser the same way on PC as on mobile. The size of the screens of phones we for example, often switch from one search to an app… forgetting in the aftermath, the open tabs. Big mistake because when someone borrows your phone, it’s often to do an internet search. It will certainly therefore not fall out on the last page you were viewing. Do not forget the suggestions of sites that appear when you open a new tab. These elements are very revealing, since these are the sites that you visit most often. If there are any that you do not assume, however, it is very simple to remove. On Chrome, for example, just press and hold on the icon of the site until a drop menu appears with the delete option.


The bubbles of the Messenger are very practical. But if you do not hold to the jokes of your buddies appear the moment your father borrow your phone, we strongly advise you to disable them (tap on your avatar to open the settings then go into Bubble discussion). For the same reasons, the notifications, prefer to display a simple icon to the content of the message.

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