I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.
Quincy Larson
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A good countermeasure would be having a second smartphone, it may be an old one with almost nothing in it, let’s say, only your close family contacts (so you won’t raise suspicions). Your main one should be inside your checked luggage (which you haven’t picked up yet by the time you get through passport control). If someone asks you to surrender your phone, you can hand them this one. If someone asks you why there’s almost nothing in it, you can answer that this crappy old thing had stopped working abroad and you were forced to reset to factory settings to have it working again.

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