Thursday Thought — SmartSafe: Technology Abuse & Your Safety
We want to highlight a safety resource primarily for Android phone users, though there are also some tips for iPhone users. This resource can be found on our Safety Planning page under the heading SmartSafe: Technology Abuse & Your Safety. SmartSafe is an Australian site with How-to Videos on smartphone safety for Android phones. Here are some of the topics covered.
Turning geotagging off your photos on an Android phone
The photos you take with your phone can reveal the location where you took them, known as geotagging.
Immediate safety settings for an Android phone
This ‘how-to’ video will show you the steps to minimise the possibilities of a victim/survivor being tracked with their Android device.
Turn off location history on an Android phone
Turn off location tracking and clear location history on an Android Device
Taking a screenshot for evidence collection on an Android phone, and more.
Learn how to take a screenshot on an Android device so that you can collect evidence of text messages or other visual communications.
Turn off frequent locations on an iPhone
Your iPhone will keep track of places you have recently been, as well as how often and when you visited them, in order to learn places that are significant to you. This video will show you how to turn off this location tracing.
Immediate safety settings for an iPhone
This ‘how-to’ video will show you the steps to minimize the possibilities of an victim/survivor being tracked with their iPhone.