How to stop someone from reading your text messages on Android

How to stop someone from reading your text messages on Android

Nobody likes when someone is reading their text messages on Android. Of course, it is annoying, and yes it also a violation of privacy.

If you are looking for a way to stop someone from reading your text messages on your Android phone, then here is how you can do that.

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Use App Locker

The very first thing that you should do to prevent others from spying on your phone and from reading your text messages is to set up an app lock.

Nowadays, all the phones do come with an app locker, and you can use it to set up a pin on apps like messaging app or any other social media, that you use to text others.

If your phone is not having an app locker by default then you can download one from the Google Play Store.

Setup a pin, password, or pattern for the app lock which is different from your screen lock.

Now select all the texting and messaging apps you use, like Messenger, Instagram, and the default messaging app.

Once you set up an app locker, no one will be able to access your text messages on your Android Phone.

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Hide Text Messages

If you want to hide a particular message on an Android phone, well you can also do that.

To do it, just open your Messaging app, and tap and hold the conversation that you want to hide.

You will then see an option to hide the conversation. Click on it, and your conversations will successfully be hidden.

Install Antivirus

Well, the above methods were to prevent someone from sneaking on your phone.

But what if you have keyloggers or scripts that send the information of texts you type to a hacker. Well, to prevent that you should have an antivirus installed.

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Phones nowadays come with a security app that has antivirus protection.

However, you can download an antivirus application from the play store. Moreover, keep an eye on malicious activity because that can be a keylogger on your phone.

Conclusion

These were some ways to stop someone from reading your text messages on your Android Phone. Hope you find the article useful.

Anurag Jain

A content writer, tech geek, and fitness enthusiast out there to explore the world.

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