Posted April 05, 2018 08:01:23It sounds a bit silly, but neck-taping is a great way to keep your smartphone and tablet out of the reach of people who may be trying to steal your device.
We have seen neck-stalking cases go viral online, with one user being so successful he even got his device stolen by a group of strangers.
Here are some ways you can stop your phone from being targeted, and some tips on how to prevent neck-tracking.
If you can’t leave your device unattended, use an app to keep tabs on what your phone is doing.
Use a lock icon on your lock screen to ensure your phone cannot be accessed without your permission.
Don’t leave a phone in your purse or bag.
Be careful when you’re walking and using public transport, especially if you’re travelling by train.
Set a timer on your phone to remind you of the time, but leave it to the last minute.
Do not leave your phone at a restaurant, bar or cafe, or any place where people are waiting for you.
Wipe it down if you don’t need to, and do not touch the screen to activate the app.
Turn off the screen brightness by turning it off, then turning it back on when you need to use it again.
Install a screen protector if your phone screen is too bright, and leave it in the dark until you need it.
Check the battery level of your phone when it is not in use.
If you need a boost, use a portable charger.
When your phone has been turned off, turn it on to check for battery drain.
It’s also a good idea to check the battery status on your tablet or phone.
Try using a second device to check your notifications, as some apps can send unwanted messages to your mobile device.
It’s important to remember to always disable the app when you are not using it.
If an app tries to take over your phone, turn the screen off, and you can then return to the app using the screen.
Follow the instructions on your mobile phone to stop the app from accessing your device without your consent.
The iPhone and Android have a new way to block neck-strapping devices, but some people still find them useful.
How to stop neck-busting devices on your smartphone or tabletThe iPhone or Android can block neck tracking, but you can also turn off some features on your device, or prevent apps from sending unwanted messages.
If your phone or tablet is turned offYou can also use an extension to turn it off.
There are two ways to turn off neck tracking.1.
Turn off all of the apps that are currently running in the background.
To do this, tap on Settings > General > Apps.
Tap Turn off notifications.2.
Turn the phone off completely.
To disable your phone’s neck-tracing feature:Open the Settings app.
Tap Settings > Privacy.
Tap the toggle button in the top-right corner.
In the notification bar, tap the app you want to disable.
You will be asked to turn on the feature, then tap OK.