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Here’s how to secure your Samsung Galaxy smartphone from malware?

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Your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is not affected by any malware as all Galaxy and Play Store apps are inspected before downloading. However, confidential notifications or emails may attempt to download malicious software to your phone.

Don’t worry, there are some things you can do to secure your Samsung Galaxy smartphone from malware. Apps are very limited without proper permissions. This does not always help, but in most cases, it is a way to protect yourself from malware. The red flags you need to identify are usually.

App Permission to Secure Galaxy phones from malware

App permissions are an easy and reliable way to protect your phone from damage. If in doubt, if any app seems confusing, do not give it access.

After installing the new app, you will be asked to allow or deny specific permissions. Press Allow or Deny depending on the app. If you do not use the app for a while, its permissions will be reset automatically. When you open the next app, you will be asked to grant permission again.

You can also deny permissions for the app later if necessary.

  • Navigate to Settings, tap on Apps, and then tap on the desired app.
  • Tap Permissions, and then click Permissions listed under Allowed.
  • Press Deny to deny permission and then repeat the process for each person’s permission.

Protect Galaxy Phone from malware

Samsung Internet Browser Settings

Even if you are on a trusted site, insecure or annoying advertising attacks can happen. Do not fall prey to scams. Use the options in the Samsung Internet App to disable the pop-up.

  • Navigate to the Samsung folder in the Apps, and then tap Internet.
  • Then tap on the menu (three horizontal lines), and then on AdBlockers.
  • You will see a list of recommended content and ad blockers for your browser.
  • Tap the app to get the content blocker, and then tap Install.

Protect Galaxy Phone from malware

Before you download ad blockers from the Play Store, make sure you are signed in to your Google Account. Keep in mind that some adblockers may charge a fee for your use.

Remove an app affected by malware

If you accidentally think that there is a malicious app on your phone, you may want to go into Safe Mode and uninstall the bad app. Keep in mind that all third-party apps will be disabled when your phone is in Safe Mode, so this is a great way to find out what is causing the problem.

  • First, turn off the phone completely, and then turn it on again.
  • When the Samsung logo appears, hold down the Volume Down key.
  • If done correctly, “Safe Mode” will be displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  • If “Safe Mode” does not appear, repeat the previous steps.

Protect Galaxy Phone from malware

To remove potentially malicious apps, navigate to Settings, and then tap Apps. Select the desired app and then tap Uninstall. To exit Safe Mode, simply restart your phone and it will reboot normally.

Way to Stay Safe 

Want to make sure your phone is safe? Follow these tips to keep your phone malware free:

  • Do not download external apps from the Play Store or Galaxy Store.
  • Avoid using anti-malware apps. Samsung does not recommend third-party anti-malware products.
  • Update your phone with the latest software and operating system.
  • When connecting to insecure public Wi-Fi, use secure Wi-Fi.
    • To enable it, navigate and open Settings.
    • Find and select Secure Wi-Fi, and then tap Secure Wi-Fi again.
    • Accept the terms, and then press Continue.
    • Press Start and then grant the necessary permissions. As a Galaxy subscriber, you get 250MB for free.
    • If you want, you can upgrade this amount with a monthly service plan.
  • Disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use to help keep hackers away.

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Here’s how to hide Mobile Hotspot icon on your Samsung device

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Samsung Galaxy users can now hide the hotspot icon on their smartphones along with other indicator icons, thanks to the QuickStar Good Lock module.

Previously, users could customize the visibility of several indicator icons including VPN, Power Saver, Location, Date Saver, battery, Bluetooth, and more. Now, the Mobile Hotspot icon has been added to this list.

Last month, Samsung released the QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update, which introduced the ability to hide the mobile hotspot icon. This feature is particularly useful for users who prefer a cleaner quick panel and want to hide indicator icons.

To hide the Mobile Hotspot indicator icon on the quick panel of your Samsung devices, users just need to follow a few simple steps.

  • Open the Good Lock app on your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Access the QuickStar Good Lock module and enable it by toggling the option.

Samsung hide Hotspot icon

  • Navigate to the “Visibility of Indicator icons” option.

  • Enable the feature with a single tap on the toggle.

  • Locate the Mobile Hotspot icon in the list and toggle it off to hide it from the quick panel.

By giving users control over which icons appear in the quick panel, Samsung enhances usability and ensures a cleaner look that suits individual preferences. This feature simplifies the user interface and offers a more personalized experience.

Samsung QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update brings hotspot icon hiding feature

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4 One UI 6.1 features that enhance your Samsung phone’s security

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Samsung One UI 6.1 Maintenance Mode

In the modern era, ensuring the safety of your smartphone against malware and vulnerabilities is important. Samsung continues to innovate new functions with software developments that enhance the security of Galaxy devices. If you’re using a One UI 6.1 Galaxy device, explore four features that boost the security of your Samsung device once enabled.

Notably, the Galaxy device with Samsung Knox ensures comprehensive security by isolating sensitive data such as passwords and PINs. This multi-layered security system protects against hacking and data theft.

Samsung One UI 6.1 Security Features

App Protection

Samsung offers an App Protection feature that scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It allows you to scan all applications and files on your device automatically, so you don’t have to bother checking files or applications one by one.

You can easily enable it through Settings >> Device Care >> App Protection>> Turn it on.

Read more: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

Auto Blocker

Auto Blocker offers various security features to protect user privacy. It prevents your device from downloading applications from suspicious sources without first confirming to the user. It also blocks commands that enter the device via the USB port.

To turn on this amazing feature, you just need to visit the Settings app >> Security Privacy >> Auto Blocker function >> Tap on the toggle to turn it on.

One UI 6.1 Auto Blocker feature

Read more: How to activate Auto Blocker feature on Samsung devices

Maintenance Mode

Maintenance Mode is a very useful feature that safeguards personal data during device repair. This feature allows service technicians to access the necessary functions of the phone without exposing any personal information.

The mode also ensures that applications installed by the user are not removed. Any data or accounts created while in Maintenance Mode will be automatically deleted once the mode is turned off.

To activate, open Settings on your device >> tap on Device Care >> Maintenance Mode >> turn on the feature >>restart the device to secure personal data.

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Also Read: How to use Maintenance Mode on your Samsung device

Pin App

Sometimes, sharing photos or videos with friends or family can lead to unintended privacy violations if they accidentally access other apps or view personal message notifications on your device.

For that, Samsung‘s One UI has a “Pin App” feature, which lets users lock a single app onto the screen, preventing access to other apps and protecting notification content.

You can easily turn it on by opening Settings >> Security Privacy >> More Security Settings >> Turn on the Pin App option >> Select the Recents icon next to Home >> Select the icon above the desired application >> Select “Pin this app” option.

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Read More: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

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One UI 6.1: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

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Samsung One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

In an age where digital security is more important than ever, Samsung keeps Galaxy devices secure with its App Protection feature. Let’s see how you can enable the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device and keep your Samsung smartphone more secure.

Samsung’s App Protection Feature scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It works seamlessly in the background, automatically scanning all applications and files on your device.

If a security issue is noticed, you can uninstall or stop the download process of the related application to avoid data theft.

Here’s how to activate the App Protection feature

You can activate the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device with just a few taps.

  • Open Settings and select Device Care.
  • Turn on App Protection within the Device Care menu.
  • After enabling, the device will start scanning.
  • For additional settings, tap the More icon and go to Settings.
  • Enable options such as Auto-scan apps daily and Auto-scan when installing apps.
  • By enabling Auto Blocker, App Protection will also be activated.

By following these steps, you can set up your Galaxy smartphone to automatically monitor and protect your device. This feature simplifies the process of maintaining your digital safety, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without worry.

One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

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