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2021 New-Device Resource Guide: Your new-tech security questions answered

Dec. 5, 2020

You’ve got new technology — maybe a smartphone, laptop, or virtual assistant. Great. But after you unbox your new device, you might have questions about device security and online privacy. Our 2021 New-Device Resource Guide can help you get answers.

Our guide includes a library of articles and resources designed to help secure your devices and protect your privacy — from setting up your new technology to donating your old stuff safely.

Interested in a particular category? Click on the jump links below to get there fast. You’ll find a summary of each article and a link to the full story.

Prep your devices

Find tips and advice for getting started with your new technology.

Your must-know guide to new tech set up and device security

You’re ready to get started with your new technology. Learn how to set up and help secure those new devices.

11 security steps to take after unboxing your new tech devices

Before your new device becomes part of your day-to-day life, here’s how to help assure privacy and security.

COVID-19 and new device security: 9 tips to help stay cybersafe

If you just purchased a new device in the pandemic era, there are steps you can take to help set up and maintain its security.

Secure your smartphone, tablet, and more

Learn how you can help secure popular devices and your Wi-Fi network.

Router security: How to setup your Wi-Fi router securely

Let’s talk Wi-Fi and new devices. Learn more about router security and find out what you can do to stay secure online.

How to secure your Android phone or tablet

Help protect your Android device by adjusting the security settings for your device and your apps, and more.

How to secure your iPad and keep it that way

Your iPad has a lot of built-in privacy features. Learn how to take advantage of them to help protect against cyberthreats.

25 Mac security tips and settings

Your new Mac computer or iOS update means it’s a good time to think about security and online privacy. Here’s how.

Safeguard your home tech and entertainment

Find security tips for your new (and old) tech toys and devices.

12 tips to help secure your smart home and IoT devices

Your internet-connected devices could make your smart home and connected devices vulnerable. Here’s what to do to increase your security.

Video game security: How to stay safer while gaming

Whether you’re a pro gamer or casual player with new gaming gear, it’s a good idea to have protection for your devices.

How to safely donate your old laptop, smartphone and other tech gadgets

Donating your old smartphone, laptop, or tablet is a way to help a person or organization in need. Learn how to do it safely.

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