Samsung has updated the security features on its smart devices, namely the Samsung Galaxy, both tablets and smartphones. This update allows users to manage the privacy and data transparency of the applications they use.
This update will be rolled out via the latest operating system called One UI 5 which presents a security and privacy dashboard in particular. In Samsung’s press release, users can change data sharing settings with application managers more quickly and easily.
There are four permissions and access grants to application managers that can be managed more easily by Samsung Galaxy device owners with One UI 5. One of them is managing pop-up ads easily.
With the increasing trend of online shopping, there are many applications, advertisements and recommendations that can flood consumers quickly through their smart devices. For those of you who prefer not to be invaded by digital advertisements, you can easily use the ad management feature via the Security and Privacy Dashboard.
“Simply open your security dashboard and then have to select the “Privacy” tab, then open the “Ads” menu and select “Delete AD ID”. as quoted from Samsung Newsroom , Thursday (29/12/2022).
Privacy Security Update on Samsung Galaxy
Furthermore, controlling permissions and microphones is easy, considering that there are many forms of data that need to go through the verification stage when a user uses an application. One of them is permission to access the camera, gallery, and microphone.
In order to make it easier to manage permissions and microphones easily, you can re-arrange them in the “Privacy” menu on the Security and Privacy Dashboard. Users can choose the option to allow the application to access the microphone or camera when the application is used only or not at all.
Thus the privacy security of Samsung Galaxy device users can be better maintained and controlled properly. Users can also manage location-based services more securely.
Remembering that one of the other important data in using applications on smartphones is location data. By knowing the location, the application can ideally suggest the user connect with a better service.
Now almost all applications request location access to be used by users. To manage it more securely, you can enter the “Privacy” option on the Security and Privacy Dashboard.
In this option, users can see which applications have tracked their location in the last 24 hours. Users can quickly choose new settings, such as sharing their location only when using the app for essential things like online transportation or not at all.
By changing settings based on individual preferences, users can also disable precise location tracking and can grant permission for approximate location tracking. It also keeps the preferences of apps installed on Samsung Galaxy devices updated.
Because not a few users download applications for certain activities, then leave them installed and not used for a long time. This condition is often not realized and maybe the user has given permission to track their data and activities for months through the application.
To prevent apps from accessing more data than necessary, Galaxy devices proactively protect user privacy by removing permissions from apps that are no longer in use. If the user wants to restore permission grants, the Security and Privacy Dashboard makes it easy for the user to do it however they want.