How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is one of the most expensive mobile phones available and the personal information it contains is highly valuable to thieves. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching users type in their passcodes and finding out how they can guess the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and gain access to all of a user’s data within iCloud. Apple is developing updates to combat these strategies. There are many ways you can secure your iPhone from app thieving.

Create a secure password. It doesn’t matter if you are using Touch ID, Face ID or the numeric code with four numbers make it as difficult as possible to guess. This is the first step in stopping a burglar from accessing your iPhone and personal data.

Check out all the apps that allow you to access your location services cameras and microphones on your iPhone. If you notice any suspicious behavior (for instance, an app asking for your camera or contacts list) remove the permissions immediately. Set up two-factor authentication in the Settings application as well as any other applications that allow it. This will stop thieves from accessing your iCloud account and downloading your personal data from the cloud.

A reputable security app can offer a variety of security features that cover the entire iPhone. Trend Micro’s free application Mobile Security, for example, analyzes Internet behavior to identify malicious websites and adware aswell being able to protect your iPhone from identity theft on social media sites like Instagram. The app also protects your privacy and provides an ad blocker feature for the most secure protection. F-Secure’s SAFE is another top option for a secure iOS experience. The app offers a full set of security features, including a private vault for up to 40 photos of private content and a password breach alert that informs you that your email password was stolen.

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