8 Tips: How To Completely Secure Your Iphone
Being mobile and especially an iPhone use, most of the time, you would be in the world of Internet. And mostly you will be browsing and surfing it. It may be surfing the Internet for information or searching for any application, well it depends on you people.
While using Internet, you simply open the browser and start searching for your favorite stuff. But behind this, a lot of processes and operations occur, which you may not understand as they are not in ordinary human language.
As this type of stuff cannot be understood easily by a common man, therefore you don’t know whether it is disturbing your privacy or not? Or Is it safe?
So to ultimately make your iPhone/iPad secured from any type of danger, we have provided you these easy steps which you can follow to make your iPhone secured ultimately.
TIP#1: Secure Your Lock Screen
While simply looking at your lock screen, one can easily get a lot of information present on it. Mostly a user gets notifications/messages/emails that are present on the front lock screen. Therefore we advise you to secure it completely.
You can do it by going to the Settings > Face ID/Touch ID &Passcode >Add/Edit/Remove passcode. And there, you can easily set your desired passcode.
Along with the passcode there are several options for notifications too that should be displayed even when the phone is locked. You should change those notifications, too, so that no one can see your information even when it is locked. You can change it by Settings>Notifications>Previews>While Locked. This will show you the complete set of services that might be running even when in a locked state.
TIP#2: Keep Your iPhone Up to Date
Another big thing that matters a lot is to update your iPhone to keep it fully secured. You may call it optional, but let me tell you one thing, in every version of IOS, there are some tiny bugs, which the wrong people may misuse to get access to one’s phone. These bugs can only be removed when you update your iPhone Software to the latest version. So always update your Iphone’s software to the latest version whenever the new update comes.
But if you don’t want to check for updates daily, you can easily enable the auto-update option, which will automatically update your Iphone’s Sofware whenever available. Turn it on under the Settings>General>Updates>Enable. This option will let the phone install the latest software update even while you are thinking about it.
TIP#3: Use a Secure Face ID Or Passcode
I know you are using passcode to unlock your Iphone, that’s a good thing, you should be using it. But can you guarantee that someone cannot unlock it without your permission? Well, you can’t. Because nowadays it is very easier to unlock any iPhone, someone with excellent knowledge can open it very quickly. Therefore it is always advised to keep some a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters as your phone’s password.
For securing your passcode head towards Settings>Face ID & Passcode> Touch ID & Passcode> Change Passcode. Here you should use a mix of numbers, letters, and special characters too, like it may “alex@23*!&” or anything you want, but should be very secured that cannot be guessed easily by someone.
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TIP#4: Don’t Jailbreak Your iPhone
By default, the iPhone has the settings that don’t allow the installation of applications or games from unknown or third-party sources. This feature or parameter can be removed by Jailbreaking your iPhone. This means now your iPhone will also install applications from third-party sources. This setting is always compulsory for the installation of modified applications.
But we strictly advise you to avoid any jailbreaking of your iPhone. Because these applications might gain root-level access to your phone’s operating system, which may end up in any problem for you, so always keep your phone secured from any threats by installing apps and software from any trusted source like the Apple app store.
Moreover, some very useful and secured apps like the apps of banks or any other well-known organizations, won’t work on your jailbreak iPhone.
TIP#5: Enable “Find My” Option
“Find My” was previously called “Find My Phone” Or “Find My iPhone”. It is one of the best services which I like in iPhones, it is the one which helps you in the case when you have lost your phone, someone have stolen it.
In these cases you can easily protect or avoid the access of strangers to it via the “Find My” option in the settings.
You can easily enable it, if not enabled by default. Go to Settings>Your Phone’s Name>Find My>Enable it. After enabling it you can easily get a cloud access to your phone in case you don’t have access to it physically.
In case of any emergency you can easily, remove all the data from your phone Or change the passcode to avoid being used by any stranger.
TIP#6: Avoid Using Unsecured Wi-Fi
Wifi are also unsecured many times. Yes you heard it right, your data can be lost or someone can get access to via the Wifi too. As they are acting like the middle man in between you and the whole Internet, therefore they can misuse your search traffic or redirect you to any harmful websites or urls.
So always avoid using unsecured Wifi.
One of the settings which we found, that may be helpful to you regarding the Wifi is, go to Settings>Wifi Join>Automattically “Enable/Disable”>Disable it. You should disable it so that your phone won’t connect to any wifi without your permission.
TIP#7: Don’t Open Strange Links
If you overview the whole Internet along with good and informative websites you will also find lots of such types of websites that are totally destroying the user’s privacy, meant to say that is insecure. Therefore you avoid clicking on any link which you don’t recognize.
It may lead to your data loss, or someone can gain unauthorized access to your logins or any important credentials. Always stay awasy from these bad links.
Always check the sender and their address even in google, who sent you any email or text message containing any link. Moreover sometimes these bad links are shortened by some of the well-known websites like Bitly, for that Apple and Bitly have security, but no one can call it as 100% completely secured, there may some sort of holes, so we advise you to avoid any strange looking links or that you don’t know about.
TIP#8: Be Careful About Granting Permissions While Installations
Whenever you install any new application into your Iphone, there is a list of permissions which that particular app requires in order to perform it’s function properly. Most of the users including me without seeing all of them allows it, but as a cautionary measure one should not allow all of those permissions without having a look at them first.
Therefore it is always recommended to have a look at the number of permissions and then continue the further installation. These permissions usually includes access to location, files, contacts, camera, bluetooth, radio and some other too, but how you will know that this app is bad? Well, for this, you have to view the permissions lists completely, and if any strange permission you see, immediately stop the installation of that app.
At last while wrapping up we will also give a bonus tip. Which is that you should consider installing some security software from App Store, with some high downloads and some positive reviews, to enhance security system of your Iphone.