Apple is renowned for setting high standards in privacy and data security for its users However, iPhones aren’t immune to hackers. Criminals can take sensitive information by stealing it from the iPhone applications that gather the data on a daily basis. This includes browsing history pictures, passwords, and the current location.
The most basic way to guard your iPhone against apps is by ensuring that you use a strong passcode- one that you can actually remember and not write down in a notebook somewhere (you should be doing this already). Another good idea is to disable the option to display notifications content on the lock screen which will prevent strangers from gaining personal information without unlocking your phone.
If you want to go further, make sure that you are using the Screen Time passcode feature that lets you set up an alphanumeric password that you have created, or at least block access to your four-digit numeric code, which will make it much more difficult for thieves to crack your passcode until they’ve gotten it right. You can also activate a feature that will erase all data from your iPhone after 10 unsuccessful passcode attempts. This makes your iPhone inaccessible to thieves but it will remain unusable if you cannot access iCloud photos or other content.
Consider installing a mobile security program that you trust, such as Clario. It can warn you of unsafe websites, protect your identity from theft on Instagram and other social media platforms, stop annoying and potentially harmful advertisements, improve your privacy by using a VPN and more.