Six ways to increase Your iPhone’s Security!
The iOS operating system is stable, smoother and especially extremely secure. However, it is often the case that personal information is leaked out. Then the article below will give us 6 ways to increase security on your iPhone.
1. USE PASSCODE
Of course! Do not leave that iPhone open so anyone can swipe it. Protect your iPhone with a passcode password – preferably 6 digits, or a custom numeric code.
With the Touch ID and Face ID, we do not need to use a passcode unless the hand is wet or busy doing something that is not handy to unlock. To install Touch ID and Face ID, you probably already know: Settings > Touch ID & Passcode or Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
Only thing to make sure iPhone Unlock is turned on after you set up the passcode.
2. Turn off “SCREEN LOCK” option.
Even if you have a passcode that is super secure, bad guys can still enter the phone through the lock screen via Siri. Siri can share a lot of information from the lock screen, it can display our personal information. So it’s best to disable the Siri feature on the lock screen.
Another way hackers can access the iPhone, or find ways to extend the time to break the password is to turn on airplane mode through the control center right from the lock screen. When the iPhone lock screen, the iPhone can not turn on iPhone tracking in the event of a lost phone.
To turn off the Siri and Control Center connection on the lock screen by: Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (or Face ID & Passcode) and then turn off Control Center and Siri.
3. Turn “Erase DATA” on.
If someone holds your iPhone and they have enough time, they can guess the passcode, especially when the passcode uses 4 digits. To prevent this, the iPhone has a security feature that will wipe the device if it is entered incorrectly by up to 10 times. This is a bit dangerous, but it is necessary for those who require high security. Also, do not worry: after the first four missions, iOS will have more latency until the next login so you can remember. After the fifth time is 1 minute, 6 minutes is 5 minutes, 15 minutes after 7th and 8th, and 1 hour after the 9th attempt.
Go to Settings> Touch ID & Passcode, scroll down and turn on Erase Data to enable this feature.
4. Lock iPhone earlier
In the Touch ID & Passcode> Require Passcode settings, iPhone allows you to lock your phone after a certain amount of time, so that users do not have to log in every time they shut down. We can set it up to 4 hours, but in this section you should switch back Immediately.
However, when installing Touch ID or Face ID, the system will immediately set to default.
5. Turn on “Find my iPhone”
If the above is not so important to your needs then I suggest you turn on the Find my iPhone feature. You can find the lost iPhone from other iOS devices or with your computer, looking at where the iPhone is on the map. You can also turn on the music on the lost iPhone for easier searching. Or even if you can not locate the lost iPhone, Find my iPhone will help lock your iPhone and erase data remotely.
To do that, go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and turn “Find my iPhone” on.
To avoid the phone running out of battery, enable Send Last Location to automatically send the location of the iPhone to Apple.
6. SET UP 2 STEPS TO VERIFY APPLE ID
This is a bit different, it will help you protect your stored data with Apple, including photos, files in iCloud, payment information for iTunes and other personal data. When setting up 2-step verification, people trying to sign in to their Apple IDs will need another device, even if they are holding an Apple ID.
To add another layer of security, go to the Apple ID settings page. In the “Privacy” section, select “Edit” and turn on “Two-factor authentication”.