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Guide to securing your Android

If technology is being used against you, use this website to secure your tech. Learn about technology-facilitated abuse.

Note that depending on your devices/updates, the steps below may vary.


Remember, depending on whether or not you are living with the person who is harming you, you may choose to take different steps. Control and coercion make some of these steps impossible or not safe. Read these cautions before taking action.

Secure your tech


If you have a Google pixel 8 phone, Googles new updates mean that you’ll be able to locate your mobile phone even when off, or when the battery has drained. Make sure you’re the only person who can access your cloud account to locate your devices by following our Google account guide.

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Android security guide

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Step 1: Secure your Google account
Step 2: Check other accounts connected to your phone
Step 3: Set up a screen lock
Step 4: Turn off location
Step 5: Turn off “Find my phone”
Step 6: Check advanced settings
Step 7: Check if any apps are sync’ing or backing up to the cloud
Step 8: Consider these general security steps

Tech safety tool

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