Divorce can be messy. Hurt feelings, harsh words and the need to “retaliate” are the focus of many divorcing couples.
If you are concerned about your technology, such as your email, social media accounts and other electronic devices being accessed by your ex during a divorce, you need to take steps to safeguard these things.
Change your passwords
One of the easiest ways to protect your online accounts and physical devices is by changing your passwords. Make it something hard to guess for email and social media accounts, and for physical devices, consider fingerprint or face ID features. Doing this will help keep everyone out of your private life.
Turn your location off
Apple devices and apps like Life 360 make it easy to keep track of friends and family. When you are divorcing, though, it may be smart to turn location tracking off. This will prevent your ex from knowing where you are or even trying to use location information against you during the divorce proceedings.
Don’t post personal information on social media
Even if you change your privacy settings on social media unfriend your ex and their family, they may still be able to see what you post. In some situations, some of this information may be used against you in the divorce proceedings. Because of this, it’s best to use caution when posting on social media, and make sure you avoid posting anything about them, the situation or that may be used against you.
Protecting your tech during a divorce
You may not think much about your tech at first during a divorce. However, if you aren’t careful, you may experience adverse consequences because your ex gets into your account or gains access to one of your devices. The tips above will help you avoid issues related to your tech during your divorce.