Apple is renowned for its high standards of privacy and data protection however, iPhones still fall victim to hackers. It’s possible for criminals to access sensitive information through the many iPhone applications that collect it on a regular basis — including browsing history, personal pictures including current location, passwords.

You can shield your iPhone from malicious apps by using a strong password that you remember and don’t record anywhere (you should already be doing this). By turning off notifications on your lock screen will protect you from unauthorized access to your personal information without unlocking your phone.

If you’re looking to take it one step further, make sure that you utilize the Screen Time passcode feature that allows you to set up a custom alphanumeric code, or at least block access to the four-digit numeric code that will make it harder for thieves to brute-force your passcode until they have it right. You can also activate the feature that erases all information from your iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts. This will render your iPhone inaccessible to thieves, but it will remain useless to you if you are unable to access iCloud photos and other content.

Finally, consider installing a reliable mobile security app such as Clario. It will alert you to harmful websites, protect your identity from stealing on Instagram and other social media platforms to block annoying advertisements and potentially dangerous ones, improve your privacy with a VPN and more.



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