From Mac to iPhone, Apple prides itself on security and privacy protection. You probably think that your iPhone does not need any protection but things have changed a great deal. Your iPhone might not be as safe as you think.
Why Do You Need to Keep Your iPhone Private & Safe?
Everyone knows iPhones are probably the most difficult to hack as compared to other mobile devices. Yet, there have been a noticeable number of iCloud and data security breaches due to phishing for personal information and identity theft.
Besides software security, you also need to protect your iPhone against physical damage. iPhones are not cheap – being one of the most expensive smartphones out there, you need to look after it carefully. Moreover, you also need to protect your iPhone against artificial damage because iPhone repairing is also pretty costly.
Luckily, there are many ways to minimize your risks and protect your iPhone from damage. Here are 3 things you need to know for your iPhone security and the best ways to protect your iPhone.
1. Protect Your iPhone from Hackers
Hackers today can spy on you through the iPhone camera by abusing iOS settings through third-party apps. Hackers have also found creative ways to breach iCloud and steal user data for identity theft, credit card information, etc. In addition to that, infected apps could also affect your iPhone with malware. A lot of iPhone users “Jailbreak” iPhone to download third-party apps that are not offered by the App Store. Jailbreaking significantly increases the risk of a hacking or malware attack.
So here are some things you should consider to maximize your iPhone security and secure your iPhone from hackers:
I. Do not jailbreak your iPhone
II.Enable two-factor authentication
No matter how strong your password is, there is still a possibility of a skilled hacker cracking it. Two-factor authentication acts as an added layer of protection. To enable this feature, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Your Apple ID > Password & Security
- Enter your Apple ID and password
- Now select Turn Two-Factor Authentication On
III. Enable two-step verification for iCloud and Apple ID
Use two-step verification for Apple ID and iCloud to add more security to your data. Basically, you will set up trusted devices (devices you control) that can receive a 4-digit verification code via email, SMS or Find My iPhone service.
So, anytime you want to sign in on your Apple ID for iCloud or iTunes and App Store or iBook purchases, you will have to verify your identity by entering the 4-digit verification code sent to you.
To set this feature follow these steps:
- Go to https://appleid.apple.com
- Now go to Manage your Apple ID > Password and Security > Two-Step Verification
- Enable two-step verification.
IV. Get used to VPN
Virtual Private Network or VPN is a very useful tool to add extra security to the iPhone while using different wireless networks – especially unknown ones. A VPN encrypts all incoming and outgoing network traffic making it useless to analyze and intercept. Thus, anyone trying to breach your device through the internet will not succeed in his efforts. To enable VPN, go to Settings > General > VPN > Add VPN Configuration.
2. Protect Your iPhone from Artificial Damage
As stated earlier, the iPhone is a premium device and needs extra attention care. Make sure you protect your iPhone against artificial damage screen scratches, charging issues, poor battery performance and device repair.
A lot of iPhone users complain about battery performance after some time. By overusing your iPhone battery you may degrade the battery. If your iPhone battery is already degraded then you will have to replace it with a new one.
Here are some simple tips to help you maximize and protect your iPhone battery lifespan.i. Enable Optimized Battery Charging.
Apple has introduced a new Optimized Battery Charging feature in iOS 13. To enable this feature:
1. Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health
2. Tap on the Optimized Battery Charging toggle to enable it
ii. Reduce screen brightness to reduce battery drainage.
iii. Connect WiFi only when using the device.
iv. Don’t use your device in extreme temperatures as extreme cold or heat degrade the battery.
v. Use a good quality lightning cable to charge your iPhone. Use Syncwire lightning cables as they are MFi certified and come with anodized connectors that ensure superior functionality under heavy usage.
If any part of your iPhone gets damaged, only go to Apple-certified repairs and service centers because the technicians there are all trained by Apple. You can also send your iPhone to an Apple Repair Center. You will receive the same high-quality repair service with original Apple parts.
Charging an iPhone correctly is very important to enhance your device’s performance. If your iPhone is not charging properly, then your battery will eventually degrade. It can also make your phone lag, slow down, and crash.
Moreover, using poor quality charging cables can also damage the charging port on your iPhone. A lot of users have also complained about broken chargers getting stuck in the iPhone. To avoid such issues, invest in a high-quality charging cable for your iPhone. Use Syncwire cables as they are strong and sturdy. All Syncwire Apple charging cables are made up of high-quality materials and can tolerate thousands of bends.
3. Protect Your iPhone from Physical Damage
iPhones are delicate devices. They are made up of premium aluminum and gorilla glass. To protect the body of your iPhone from dirt, scratches, and cracks, use screen protectors and phone cases.
Syncwire iPhone cases are made up of polycarbonate and flexible TPU to protect your iPhone. Unlike other plastic cases, these phone covers are Anti-yellowing. The cover is designed to be slightly raised to protect the iPhone camera from damage by daily abrasion and sudden drops.
Use a screen protector to protect the screen from scratches from fingernails, keys, coins, etc. Nowadays, there are different types of PET film and glass protectors available for iPhone screens. You can also use a privacy screen protector as a screen guard and to keep your data safe from prying eyes.
Protect your iPhone against hackers and physical damage by following the tips mentioned in this article!