With the growing age of technology, privacy is becoming a concept of books rather than existing in practical life. In fact, in most cases, people will voluntarily display information about themselves on the internet.

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However, that is still not a breach of privacy because there is consent there. In track, though, the information from the device is being extracted without their knowledge. Much of that information could be sensitive, and people might not want to share it.

In this case, we will use technology to our advantage and figure out how to make your phone impossible to track.

Turn Off Location

The first step that you should focus on is turning off the location. In most phones, there is an option of GPS tracking to track where you are. This is generally there to give you directions and guide you in the best possible way if you decide to go somewhere you haven’t been to. The common practice is to turn it on when you need it and turn it off when you don’t.

However, due to many social media apps, people tend to just leave the tracking because the app is asking them to. This is usually where things go wrong because it makes it easier for you to be tracked.

Turn Off Location

Furthermore, remaining vigilant is key. Keep your GPS radio turned off at all times. This can be done by going into the settings and turning off any features that have to do with location.

Sometimes the option will also be displayed in the default drop-down menu, which is available in almost all phones with any kind of operating system.

 Apps

Another way that your information is likely to be tracked is through the very social media apps that ask for your location to be turned on. Usually, they do so for the purpose of their cookies and cache. They gather information from the user’s activity and then display ads accordingly to make people purchase more items through their apps.

The places that you go and the posts that you like help to add fuel to their businesses. Half the time, this attempt is legal because you are agreeing to them having access to whatever information they need. This isn’t entirely safe because it can easily be misused if it falls into the wrong hands.

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You can restrict this, though. What you can do is go into your settings for your apps. In most phones, there will be an option for you to decide which app you want to allow your location to. You can easily turn off locations for most apps that you don’t want seeing your location.

Doing this with most apps limits the number of companies and, thus, the number of people that are seeing your location at every move. This is clearly an invasion of privacy if strangers know of your whereabouts, although it is done for innocent reasons.

 VPN

A VPN is used by many people solely to protect their location from the IP address provided. It is usually to protect your privacy and your activity from the people who are controlling your internet service. It will act as a firewall between your device and your ISP’s device and stop any information from going through to people it should not be reaching.

It is very easy to use. You can buy the right VPN after using it for a certain trial period and use its features to shield your data and your activity from who you want.

VPN

Also, it is one of the best options for people who do not entirely want to permanently turn off their locations but at the same time want their location preserved from people who might be tracking for the wrong reasons.

This is especially important if you are dealing with sensitive data, for example, bank statements or other people’s information. It is very easy to use, and once you install it and set it up, you will figure out how to make your phone impossible to track for others. It doesn’t take much and is good for a long time.

Delete History

Another way to make sure that none of your information or activity gets out is to not have any. You can delete your history and cache and not have any sensitive items in your storage.

However, this does not work that well for many people, considering the fact that most people like to have their data history for many purposes. People that may have research-based work may not want to get rid of their data as soon as they are done with it, possibly because they might need it in the future.

Delete History

But, if you are comfortable with deleting your data, this is the best way to keep your location protected. Even if the tracker gets access to your phone, there is hardly anything there for them to use because within the deleted data is information about your location (past).

Moreover, you can make sure that they do not get your current location by keeping the location feature of your phone off all the time. This will work best for all intents and purposes because no one can breach something that isn’t there, to begin with. This may not be ideal for everyone, though.

Faraday Bags

This is a technological pocket that will prevent any signals from entering it or leaving it. Not many people know about it or use it because there isn’t much awareness. But also, because the item isn’t exactly convenient to carry around.

People store their phones in their pockets, and it can be too space-occupying for pockets. However, it is one of the best items in terms of technology and security. You can just store your phone in this bag, and no one will be able to steal from your phone. This way, no one will be able to gather any sort of information from your own.

Faraday Bags

However, it can be slightly expensive to buy, so if you want to invest in it, you have to have enough money. Also, the best advice would be to purchase this only if you want maximum security and your phone contains content that may be too private to be disclosed under any circumstances.

We must say it is a good product and can help in many ways if you aren’t well-versed in terms of technology and gadgetry. There won’t be many technicalities involved because of the way that you use it.

 Firewalls

Sometimes, the reason that your phone has become so insecure is the fact that it may contain viruses of sorts. Viruses tend to make the functioning of your phone much weaker and less protected.

If you want to protect your phone and the data in it so anyhow you will have to get rid of the viruses. As prevention is better than cure so to protect your phone from being vulnerable, you can install anti-virus apps or firewalls to make sure that no extra item gets into your phone through any website.

Firewalls

Sometimes we don’t realize what we are letting in until it is already in. This is usually because of all the websites that we go on every day. Some of which aren’t legitimate and created for the sole purpose of hacking into your phone and making it vulnerable to be able to make money off of you, which brings me to my next point.

Unsafe Websites

Don’t go onto websites that you are not sure of. The chances are that these websites have keylogging software attached to them, and soon as you press on them, they will be able to inspect your every move with extreme ease.

Websites that may seem suspicious and not legal may be your demise. If you have information on your phone in terms of your finances or your security, going on to these websites may be very risky. So avoid them.

Unsafe Websites

This may also allow the owners of the website to know where you are because of the GPS system on your phone. Usually, people go onto websites to pirate content; these websites may not even send a virus but will gather your information using the algorithms and the ads that they use.

Consequently, they will save your activity in their cache, which can easily be used next time around.

Conclusion

Learning how to make your phone impossible to track isn’t much difficult but a bit tricky. Usually, it takes a lot of vigilance and not being reckless with your gadgets and the content that you are accessing.

People think that just because the gadget is in your hands, hackers won’t be able to get to it easily. However, it’s not the case always. With all the features within these phones and the development in software technology, it honestly isn’t that hard for people to get to your data.

Especially because of the fact that everyone is using the internet for nearly everything. Some are doing it for positive purposes like analytics collection while others are doing to trap or blackmail you.

So it is suggested to stay safe and keep your phone secure.