Mobile phones are now a regular part of our lives. People rarely go a day without using their cell phones.
However, public theft is getting worse and worse. It is becoming like a real job that people go to school for. People who do such horrible things take advantage of other people’s carelessness or ignorance to steal valuable items like cell phones.
Sometimes, it is not the stolen phone that hurts as much as the fact that someone took advantage of your intelligence. It is also vital information about what you might lose and how much it cost if it were an iPhone. It is time for everyone to get better.
With the number of mobile phones being stolen daily, it is essential to be on the lookout and find more ways to keep your phone safe.
Here are some ways to make sure your phone does not get stolen:
Observe your environment
Always find out about the level of danger in an area before venturing into it. If you get an inadequate response, you may have to leave your phone at home altogether. Do not let your guard down, even in familiar places.
Keep your phone well
Do not risk having your phone stolen if you use it outside. Do not use your phone out in the open if you are in a high-crime area. This holds true, especially if your phone is pricey and shiny. Put it somewhere safe, like a pocket or bag, and check on it frequently by dipping your hand in.
Get a friend to handle your phone if you can’t bring it up on stage when you give a speech or conduct a panel at a public event. Make sure they realize they can’t afford to be careless.
Do not leave your phone out while you sleep. Put it in your bag and sleep thinking about it, or don’t.
Hold well, not pocket it
Keep your phone out of your front or front and back pockets when you are out in public. Take your phone out of your pocket and hold it while waiting in queue. After a flurry of activity in the computer village, you look down to see your phone encased in glass.
Also, it is not a good idea to keep your phone in your pocket on a bus. Instead, take it out and hold it in your hand, or store it somewhere safe if you have a bag. A hostile grip on your phone would not deter would-be thieves.
Engage with your phone but carefully
Another helpful suggestion is to use your phone as a distraction on the bus or at a public event. Thieves who break into people’s phones often look for victims who are careless with their devices and leave them unattended, giving the thief a chance to make off with valuable information.
In addition, music during some people’s commute has saved them from committing theft in public. Such people never go somewhere without their phone and earbuds. There must be a problem if their music suddenly ceases. Stay alert while doing this.
Finally, hone your sixth sense. In fact, it is okay to be paranoid about your phone. Check your pockets often to see whether you still have your phone. Take note of the passengers’ nonverbal cues and consider alighting if you do not feel safe on the bus or cab. Do what you think is right. Be sensitive to even the tiniest touches from strangers, and keep an eye on their hands.