Android 15 will strengthen security against theft

Android 15 will strengthen security against theft
Android 15 will strengthen security against theft

The Android 15 update is approaching, and while it is currently in the testing phase, Google is revealing a little more about the (many) features that will feature in this new major version of the famous operating system. One of the latest new features spotted concerns the security of your smartphone. SFR News tells you everything about this new expected option.

Whether it is Android 15 or the next iOS 18, the new versions of the operating systems that run our dear smartphones will bring a plethora of new features, each more revolutionary than the other, in particular thanks to the artificial intelligence that slips into pretty much everywhere. Recently, Google taught us a little more about its Android 15, through a few announcements made during Google I/O. Among them, a new feature which promises to be very useful since it concerns the security of your smartphone, especially in the event of theft…

It will be harder to reconfigure an Android smartphone

When a thief has your phone in his hands, to get anything out of it, he must reconfigure the device to factory settings in order to be resold or simply reused immediately. From now on, this task should be much more complicated, which could therefore deter criminals from stealing your precious mobile. Indeed, with Android 15, your device identification information or your Google account will now be essential, which will slow down the reconfiguration process.

Furthermore, a PIN code or biometric authentication (facial recognition or fingerprint) will be requested for certain specific actions that appear suspicious to the device. For example, authentication will now be requested if the screen lock timeout is extended. A common practice among thieves, who prevent the phone from locking so as not to have to enter a code that they do not know. Also, the same will apply to deactivate the Location function. Criminals will therefore no longer be able to make the phone untraceable.

The smartphone will even be able to detect a snatch theft

In many cases, phones are snatched, when you use them in the street or when they are placed on a table on a terrace (a habit that is better to get rid of). In these circumstances, the thief often starts running to lose you. Unusual movements will therefore be detected by your smartphone. The latter will then automatically lock the screen, making your information inaccessible without the code. The device will also lock when the user attempts to disconnect it from the network, a technique used by criminals to make it inaccessible remotely.

Meet the new Google Pixel 8a

As a reminder, the final version of Android 15 should be available in fall 2024. As always, it is the owners of Google’s Pixel models who should have the scoop on this highly anticipated major update.

Source : Clubic

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