Safer smartphones – keeping your device secure

Smartphones are revolutionising how millions of us go online each day.

We use them to make calls, send texts, check emails and run an ever-growing number of applications.

But these devices may also carry some risks.

Should your smartphone fall into the wrong hands, it is a potential treasure trove of information.

If you download a rogue application, it's even possible for hackers to hijack your phone without it leaving your side.

More than half of UK adults now own a smartphone. If you're one of them, here are some tips to help keep you and your device safe and secure.

This guide has been produced by the Information Commissioner's Office, Ofcom, the Office of Fair Trading and Phone-paid Services Authority working together.