How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

03-10-2023 | Property Development

The iPhone is the most expensive mobile phone available and holds personal information of great value to thieves. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users enter their passcodes and finding out how they can guess the code. This information can also be used to reset a password on Apple ID or access all the information stored in iCloud. Apple is working on updates to thwart these strategies. However, there are a number of actions that everyone can take to safeguard their iPhone from app thieves.

Create a strong password. Make it as difficult to guess as is possible, regardless of whether you’re using Face ID, Touch ID or a four-digit numeric code. This is the first step towards preventing a thief from accessing your iPhone as well as your personal information.

Examine all apps that can access your location services as well as your camera and microphone on your iPhone. If you notice any suspicious behavior (for example an app asking for your camera or contact list) take those permissions off immediately. Set up two-factor authentication in the Settings application, and in any other applications that support it. This will prevent a thief hacking into your iCloud and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A reputable security program can provide a wide range of end-to-end safeguards for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro, for instance, analyzes Internet activities to identify malicious websites, adware and safeguards your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms like Instagram. The app also protects your privacy and provides advertising blocking capabilities to provide the most reliable protection. F-Secure’s Safe is another excellent option for a secure iOS experience. It comes with a broad array of security options, including a vault for private storage that can store up to 40 photos of private content and a password breach alert that will let you know if your email password has been leaked.


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