How to secure your iPhone from hackers?? Now, Apple has long prided itself on being the most secure product on the market and we at Mac Rental Company after fixing a fair number of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks can absolutely attest to that claim. However, that being said there are a few steps you as a consumer can make to help ensure your iPhone is absolutely safe from any naughty hackers. So for your reading pleasure here are some insanely simple, yet effective tips on how to protect your iPhone 6 from getting hacked.
Make sure you are running the latest version of iOS, you can easily check this by hitting the settings tab and then going to general > software, there you will be able to see if you need to run a new version. If you are running an old version, then a hacker may be able to find a gateway in, allowing them to gain access to your personal data, which is generally not a good thing. So be smart, stay updated.
Find my iPhone
Whilst this App was originally optional, by iOS 9 the powers that be at Apple decided to make it a default App that could not be deleted. Not only is it especially helpful if you lose your iPhone, but it also allows you to remotely delete all your data if a thief physically takes your phone. All you have to do is login to the Find my iPhone app, select your iPhone and then ‘Erase iPhone.’ Once your iPhone is connected to the internet, your date will immediately be deleted and safe from the hands of any hackers.
What a lot of people don’t know is that it’s possible to glean a lot of information through the lock screen. This can make life a lot easier, but it can also be a cause for concern if thieves can access your Apple Wallet and use Siri without a password. You can limit this by tapping the Settings icon and then tapping the “Touch ID & Passcode” option. You should then scroll to the bottom and choose which features you “Allow Access When Locked.” Easy peasy.
As a default, most iPhones come with a password (if you don’t want to use Touch or Face ID as seen on more recent models like the iPhone 6s/7/X.) However, if you are particularly concerned about security you can opt to have a second longer, more complicated passcode which can add an additional layer of security to your iPhone.
This option may seem a little daunting, but it can be an extremely powerful tool. Essentially, all you need to do is head to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and then scroll to the bottom of the page to switch on Erase Date. What this will do is erase all your data after 10 attempts of the incorrect passcode. Now, we appreciate this can seem a little scary, but panic not your data will still be safe and secure on the iCloud.
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