how can i tell if my phone is safe?

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    Hey all, this is my first post. Gotta a lot going on in these forums, gonna have to check back more often, been poking around in the forum a bit now.

    Reason for post:

    I left my phone on my desk, i work for a tech company and a technically savy co-worker(iphone person) got ahold of my phone. How can I tell what he did? and if he didn't install any malicous/prank/steal information from my phone? Is there any way to do so? I noticed when I ripped it out of his hands that media share was open. Can I tell what was done there?

    (* I know there are password protection apps out there, and I have it downloaded, I just didn't have it on, because I don't like typeing in a password everytime I need to use it... but learned the hard way might as well just keep it going. )

    Any and all help is appreciate. Thanks in advance.
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    I know that there are several different kinds of apps that lock your phone and to unlock you either type a password or swype a pattern. But to be able to see what was done on the phone while you were away, I am not totally sure there is a way. I maybe (and I hope I am) wrong.

    I will pass this on to the entire Rescue Squad to see if there is anyone there that has a better answer than me.
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    pos factory reset option?

    Thanks for everyone's help so far.

    I have not yet done a factory reset. I kinda of went crazy downloading apps and such, when i first got the phone. So it wouldn't wreck my world if I had to start over and only install what I want. I would prefer to know how to alleviate this issue, and I'm sure it will benefit others in the future.

    Will a factory reset, be a cure all? Or is malicous/prank/virus/? software advanced enough at this point to remain even after a factory reset is done?

    Thanks to everyone.
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    First off, your friends would have to be pretty committed -- I dont know how much, if any, of that sort of software exists. There's no malware that I know of at all.

    A factory reset will restore your phone to its out-of-the-box state, and no, there's nothing your friend could do that would survive a factory reset.
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    I really wouldn't worry about it. Unless your friend is a genius developer there isn't anything he could do that could cause what you are worried about.

    Media share was prob open cause you connected to a wifi network. I get the symbol in my notification bar everytime I connect to wifi so he prob pulled the notification bar down and clicked it, maybe have even been an accident as most people take a good half hour or more to learn to use android
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    Set up a lock screen with a PIN. That would keep anyone out unless they were pretty dedicated.
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