With the risks growing and the technology constantly advancing, everyone is seeking their data security in any way. Here we provide 10 tips to enhance your defense iPhone for an upcoming attack.
The first of the tips, is what starts all. Always our first step must be the password. A strong password, even if you are using it touch ID ή Face ID, gives you the extra security you need. To do this: Go to Settings> Face Recognition & Password> enter your existing password, then click Password Options to get a set of options. A 4 digit code is not recommended as it is easily accessible. Sometimes it is clear which code is used by fingerprints on the screen.
Another tip you can apply to stop anyone trying to guess your password is to go to Settings> Face Recognition & Password (or Identity & iPhone ID with Touch ID), enter your existing password, and scroll down to Delete data. After 10 attempts to enter a password, your data will disappear completely.
Another means of enhancing your iPhone's security is to check your password. The iOS 12 have an automatic password completion feature via the iCloud Keychain. To set it, go to Settings> Passwords and Accounts> Autocomplete Codes.
Next from the list of tips could be, if you use free Wi-Fi, use one VPN. Virtual Private Network creates a secure connection, so you can browse freely.
You need to be sure you have the latest version of iOS, because it contains all of them updates. To set it, select Settings> General> Software Update and turn on Automatic Updates.
Check which apps access your device when locked. Go to Settings> Face Recognition & Password (or Identity & iPhone ID with Touch ID) and enter your existing password to check what you can do when your device is not in use.
Alerts that appear on the lock screen are a great risk. Because they are visible by anyone who is in the immediate distance and can very well transfer information to anyone looking for some. In this case, it's a good idea to change the settings so that alerts are displayed when the device is unlocked.
A rather basic tip is to turn it on two-factor authentication. This means that even if a hacker has the iCloud user name and password, Apple will send a verification code to a device you have selected. To set this up, go to Settings> and tap your name at the top of the screen, then go to Password & Security, then select Authentication Two-Factor.
It is also advisable to keep the locking time as short as possible. This saves battery life and forces your phone to need confirmation to unlock again.
Finally, just as practical from tips is to have the device finder setting turned on, especially in case of theft. So you'll know where your device is, since Apple will notify you of its exact location even if you do not have a battery.