When we think about security in any smartphone first thought in anyone’s mind is iPhone security. In this world, cyber attack and data branches are very common and it is very essential to secure your iPhone first. Do you know how many secrets or secure information your iPhone reveals when it goes to another stranger’s hands? It can reveal your photos, iCloud data, Financial information, and many more which you don’t even know.
Here are some ways to secure your iPhone from unauthorized users or attacker :
Make sure don’t use your birth date, phone number, or any other dates which are known publically in your passcode.
This is the simplest way to protect your iPhone’s data. You have 3 options to choose while setting up your passcode.
Two-factor authentication is like second layer protection to your iPhone. When you are signed in to a new device for the first time at that time this will be more useful. You have to add your password for iCloud and a six-digit verification code which you will receive on your mobile number. After entering a code you are trusting a new device for your iCloud account.
This is the best way to secure your iPhone’s data when it’s stolen. You can protect your SIM card from others when they use it for calls or for cellular data using SIM PIN. Whenever you restart your device and change a SIM or add a SIM to a new device you can see in the status bar that your SIM is a lock.
If you are using the same passwords in every apps or every website wherever you logged in then don’t do those things from now onwards. The major problem with this is if anyone has your one password with them then they can try that password anywhere in your iPhone and check your private data. From iOS 12 we have one new feature called iPhone Password Manager which stores all your login passwords from any websites or any apps in one place. It can check all your stored passwords and inform you about duplications.
Your mobile apps provide you many kinds of multi-purpose functionality. Whenever you grant any permissions like location, photos, camera, microphone, etc… inside any applications you allow them to use your iPhone’s data and you are not secure at that time. So it’s worth it to think for 2 minutes before granting permission is that permission needed or not?
If you think that you grant permission which is not necessary you can any time revoke that permission from that particular app at any time. These are the steps that are helpful to check your’s iPhone’s which app is using which permission.
Any kind of passwords won’t prevent your data if you show notification on lock screen. When you receive some messages which contain your bank account OTP or some data which we don’t want to show to any strangers at that time this feature is very useful.
The more you show any notification to your lock screen you lose the safety of your data.
iPhone has a nice personal assistant which can give you some information from your phone whenever needed. Don’t completely turn off that feature but just put one extra layer of safety on your device by disabling it from the lock screen. Don’t forget one thing that Siri can communicate with any stranger with the “Hey Siri” command.
Whenever you connect your iPhone with wi-fi or any wireless network it will remember this wi-fi and save its password for future use. That’s why when you again connect with same network it connects automatically.
Though it is a good feature because it saves much time of yours. You don’t have to add that hard and forgettable password again and again. However, it could create trouble for you. As an example, if you visit a coffee shop and you connect to their network but whenever you again visit that shop again you automatically connect to their network. So there is a chance that cybercriminals create some network and you sometimes automatically connect to a public network and they can do some miscellaneous things into your device.
Find my Phone is a lifesaver when your iPhone gets stolen. If you enable find my phone and access your apple id from another Apple device then you are able to erase all your iPhone’s data so no one can access your data.
Keeping your iPhone up to date always increase the security of your device from malware and hacks. If you keep your device up to date then 99% you are safe from hacking.
Just keep one thing in mind that doing every step which is mentioned above is very helpful to secure your iPhone and protect your data from strangers and cybercriminals. It’s not compulsory to follow every step which is described you can choose on your own which thing you are ready to sacrifice for the sake of your data security.
These are some basic things which you have to follow to secure your iPhone
Compared to other mobile platforms, iOS, the world’s leading mobile operating system, has reported very few security threats and attacks. Let ‘s keep all these points in mind and make our iPhone data much safer.
Hope this article helps you in securing your iPhone.
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