Use genuine apps to maintain privacy on your Android phone
It is important to ensure that the apps installed on your phone are original and downloaded from the Play Store pre-installed on your phone. Playstore owners regularly check all apps on their platform for security vulnerabilities and delete all malicious apps. This is why it is important to use apps from trusted sources.
Enable Find My Device.
You need to enable Find My Device feature on your phone. This protects your phone from theft and allows you to remotely wipe data from a stolen phone.
This feature can be enabled in the Settings >> Security >> Find My Device section of your phone.
Enable 2-factor authentication
It is important that your device has two-factor authentication. This protects against unauthorized access. This is a feature that controls the connection to the Gmail account linked to your phone and can be accessed with a one-time password. This one-time password is generated online and sent via SMS. If you forget your password, this feature can be useful.