How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is the most expensive consumer mobile phone on the market and holds personal information that is extremely valuable to criminals. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users type in their passcodes, discovering how they can guess the code. This information could be used to reset the password on Apple ID and access all of a user’s data within iCloud. Apple is working on changing its software to combat these tactics. There are many ways you can shield your iPhone from snatchers of apps.

Begin by setting up a strong passcode. Make it as difficult to guess as you can regardless of whether you are using Face ID, Touch ID or a 4-digit numeric code. This is the first step to preventing a thief from accessing your iPhone and your personal data.

Review all the apps that allow you to access your location services as well as your camera and microphone on your iPhone. If you spot any suspicious behaviour (for example an app asking for access to your camera or contacts list) take these permissions off immediately. You can enable two-factor authentication within the Settings application as well as any other applications that allow it. This will prevent a thief from hacking into your iCloud account and downloading your personal data from the cloud.

A trusted security application can provide a broad range of end-to-end safeguards for your iPhone. Trend Micro’s free application Mobile Security, for example analyzes Internet behaviour to detect harmful websites and adware, as well in protecting your iPhone from identity theft on social media sites such as Instagram. The app provides the best security by securing your privacy and preventing ads. F-Secure’s Safe is another excellent choice for a secure iOS experience. The app comes with a complete set of security features, which include a private vault that allows you to store up to 40 photos that are private and a password breach alert that will let you know the password to your email has been stolen.

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