How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is among the most expensive mobile phones available, and the personal data it holds is extremely valuable to thieves. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are watching users enter their passcodes onto the device and figuring out how to figure out the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and gain access to all of the data of users stored in iCloud. Apple is currently working on changing its software to combat these tactics. There are several ways that you can protect your iPhone from app thieving.

Set a strong password. Regardless of whether you use Touch ID, Face ID or the numeric code with four numbers ensure that it is as difficult as it is to guess. This is the first step towards making sure that a thief is not able to gain access to your iPhone and personal data.

Then, go through all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you notice any suspicious behavior (for example, an app asking for access to your contacts list or camera) delete these permissions immediately. Make sure that two-factor authentication is enabled in the Settings application and any apps that allow it. This will prevent thieves from hacking into your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A reputable security app can offer a variety of complete security for your iPhone. Trend Micro’s app for free Mobile Security, for example it analyzes Internet behavior to identify harmful websites and adware, as well as protecting your iPhone from identity theft on social media platforms like Instagram. The app also protects your privacy, and has advertising blocking capabilities to provide the most reliable security. F-Secure’s SAFE is another top option for a secure iOS experience. The app provides a comprehensive set of security features, which include a private vault that allows you which can be used to store upto 40 photos of private content and an alert for password breaches which will inform you the password to your email has been stolen.