The convenience and efficiencies that the rise of mobile devices has brought about are indisputable. However, despite the increase in mobile device reliance, their security has not kept the same pace of improvement. Contrary to what many people think, mobile devices are just as susceptible to malware as any other computer or smart device connected to a network. Many of the same cyber-security practices that you should use for computers are the same practices that you should use for your mobile devices.
The first tip is the most obvious one, enable authentication on your device. Every device, mobile or not, that you keep private or sensitive data on should be protected with some form of authentication to restrict access to only those who are approved. This is usually a password or PIN that must be entered to get past the lock screen, but some devices allow for methods such as facial or fingerprint scans.