ProTip? Turn Bluetooth Off When You’re Not Using It
Honestly, we’re torn on this one. We like the tip, but still aren’t 100% sure that it’s necessary in every situation – like when we’re at home.
That being said – as anyone has been in an airport, stadium, train, or any other large or crowded venue can attest – there are a ton of Bluetooth devices out there, and it doesn’t take all that much to connect to a device that isn’t yours.
So, maybe Wired and others have a point.
Android, by the way, makes this incredibly easy to manage. Bluetooth settings are usually in the system settings as you swipe down from the top of your home screen. One swipe and a click and you’re good.
Few more steps in iOS, but not too bad.
Net net: If you’re concerned about some of the recent Bluetooth hack news (see our article from last week), and want a little peace of mind, then this is potentially an easy way to be more secure.