Smartwatches have quickly gone from sci-fi to commonplace, and it’s easy to see why. Users can conveniently manage messages, music, fitness, and more right from their wrists as they go about the day.
- set a PIN: Set up a short PIN that you can type to unlock the watch.
- create a pattern lock: Create a pattern that you can draw on your screen to unlock it.
- use your phone: Have your watch lock if it’s too far from your phone to “pair.”
- detect your wrist: Set your watch to lock when you take it off your wrist.
Experts are looking for ways to make smartwatch security stronger and more convenient—including locking in particular—so keep an eye out for new and easier ways to protect yourself from others getting access to the data on your smartwatch. In the meantime, be sure to check out tips from the FTC for securing your data on smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.