In a previous post, I described how I go about keeping multiple girls in my rotation at the same time. Best practice in my experience is that if you are dating multiple girls, you don’t rub their faces in it. Women tend to be nosy, and they will go through your private information if you don’t keep it hidden.
I had a situation recently in which this almost lost me one of my best girls. I had another girl message me asking if I could come over during the weekend (which, ironically, was just an ex-coworker who wanted me to teach her some work stuff. Totally non-sexual.) Anyway, I keep my phone locked, but it shows notifications on the lock screen, and the girl I had over decided to look at my phone, read the message, and then left without saying a word. Eventually I got her to talk, she told me what happened, and we lived happily ever after.
But the incident certainly taught me a lesson about protecting the content of my messages. In this article, I’m going to show you how to protect your messages on an Android phone (I don’t have an iPhone, so you Mac people will just have to figure it out for yourselves).
The first thing you need to do, if you haven’t already, is password protect your phone. Whether you use a PIN or a pattern or something fancy like fingerprint identification doesn’t really matter. As long as you’re just trying to keep out a few girls and not Chinese hackers you should be fine with any of the above. To password protect your phone, swipe down from the top of the screen, and push the little gear icon at the top to open the settings menu.
Then select a screen lock from the “Screen lock type” option. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to manually set notifications on the lock screen. This will prevent your messages from being readable to nosy girls looking at your phone. Choose the “Notifications on lock screen” option.
From here you’ll get to choose which notifications you want to show up on your lock screen. By default, all apps are set to ON. If you want to be really safe, you can just turn them all off. But what I prefer is just to turn off the ones that are potentially incriminating.
I recommend you go through the whole list so you don’t miss any. I had quite a few: calls, texts, facebook messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram (because of the DMs), and a few others.
All done? Good. Now go password lock your computer.