The best five settings to make your Android smartphone more secure

Google Play Protect checks apps when you install them. It also periodically scans your device.

If it finds a potentially harmful app, it may disable the app until you uninstall it or send you a notification to advise you to remove the app

 In severe cases, it removes the app automatically. In most cases, if a harmful app has been detected, you will get a notification saying the app was removed.

Google Play Protect is enabled on every Android smartphone by default but if it is mistakenly disabled, you can turn it on by going to Settings > Password & security > System security > Google Play Protect.

Google offers Find My Device feature on every Android device including phone, tablet, and Wear OS smartwatch. 

The feature allows you to track, lock or erase your device in case it is stolen or lost. The feature can help you to recover your device or in the worst case, it can help you delete all the data so that it does not fall into wrong hands.