These are quick & easy ways to improve your digital privacy with minimal effort.

Phone/Tablet:

  1. Lock your device with a passcode/fingerprint:
iPhone

Follow these instructions to set up a PIN/password, then set up FaceID or TouchID (depending on which phone you have)

Android

Follow these instructions to set up a PIN/password, then refer to your phone's manual to set up fingerprint/face unlock

  1. Set your phone to auto lock when unused:
iPhone

Go to Settings -> Display -> Sleep and set it to a low value, along with Settings -> Security -> Automatically Lock

Android

Go to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Auto-Lock and set it to anything other than Never (the lower the better)

  1. Limit the visibility of notifications on your phone:
iPhone

Go to Settings -> Notifications -> Show Previews, and set to When Unlocked

Android

Go to Settings -> Sound & Notifications -> When Device Is Locked, and set to Hide Sensitive Notification Content (may vary between devices)

  1. Disable your device’s unique advertising ID:
iPhone

Disable iPhone's advertising ID here

Android

Disable Android's advertising ID here

  1. Install & use an encrypted messenger
First choice: Signal

Get Signal here

Second choice: Whatsapp

Gets Whatsapp here

Computer:

  1. Install and use Mozilla Firefox as the main web browser on your computer:

  2. Add uBlock Origin to your Firefox

  3. Add Privacy Badger to your Firefox

  4. Add Multi-account containers to Firefox