How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is one of the most expensive mobile phones on the market, and the personal data it stores is extremely valuable to thieves. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users type in their passcodes, finding out how they can guess the code. The information could also be used to reset a password on Apple ID or gain access to all the data stored in iCloud. Apple is working on updating its software to stop these techniques. There are a variety of ways you can secure your iPhone from hackers who steal apps.

Create a strong password. No matter if you use Touch ID, Face ID or the 4-digit numeric code, make it as difficult as it is to guess. This is the first step towards keeping thieves from gaining access to your iPhone and personal information.

Check all the apps that allow you to access your location services cameras and microphones on your iPhone. If you observe any suspicious behavior (for example an app that asks for your camera or contact list) remove the permissions immediately. Then, you can enable two factor authentication in the Settings app and any apps that allow it. This will stop a burglar from hacking into your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A trusted security application can provide a wide range of protections that go from beginning to end for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyses Internet activity to identify malicious websites, adware, as well as protects your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms such as Instagram. The app also safeguards your privacy and provides advertising blocking capabilities to provide the most reliable security. F-Secure’s Safe is another excellent choice for a secure iOS experience. The app provides a comprehensive security suite that includes vaults that can hold up to 40 photos as well as a leak alert that will notify you in the event that your email password is leaked.