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5 ways to make your iPhone and iPad more secure

5 ways to make your iPhone and iPad more secure
As we all are aware of iPhone and iPad is much more secure while compared to all its completion in the market. But as we all know the increasing rate of Cyber Crimes, it is better to be on the safer side with some extra and valued tips.

Today in this article we are going to talk about the five best security tips, which will help you to add more security to your iPhone and iPad.

Use a strong password instead of a 4 digit code

The simplest and most efficient way to protect your data is to use a strong password instead of a simple 4 digit pin code for unlocking your iPhone. It’s a good idea to use a combination of letters, digits and symbols. It’s even better if the password is requested immediately after the lock screen, without any delay. As an extra option, you can also turn the “erase data” feature on, so the device will wipe everything from its memory after 10 failed passcode attempts. But keep in mind that all the data will be erased forever and you won’t be able to recover it, so it’s best not to forget your password.

How will it help? It will reduce the chances of a criminal being able to guess your password. Where can you set these requirements? Go to “Settings” –> “Passcode” (or “Touch ID and passcode”) –> “Require passcode: immediately”; “Simple passcode: off”.

Turn off lock screen notifications

Any password, even the strongest one, won’t prevent your data from being revealed if it appears on a lock screen. Messages, emails, and other information in your apps can contain some sensitive data like confirmation codes, private appointments, financial data, etc. The less your iPhone shows on a lock screen, the safer your data is.

How will it help? It won’t let strangers oversee information showing up on a lock screen.

Where can you set these requirements? Go to “Settings” –> “Passcode” (or “Touch ID and passcode”) –> “Allow access when locked” section.

Turn on two-step verification for Apple ID and iCloud

One lock is good, but two is better. That’s why it’s highly recommended that you set up two-step verification whenever it’s available for Apple ID and iCloud. When you set up two-step verification, you register one or more trusted devices (devices you control) that can receive 4-digit verification codes using either SMS or the Find My iPhone service. Then, any time you sign in to manage your Apple ID, sign in to the iCloud, or make an iTunes, iBooks, or App Store purchase from a new device, you’ll need to verify your identity by entering both your password and a 4-digit verification code.

How will it help? It will prevent your Apple account from being used by somebody that is not authorized.

Where can you set these requirements? Go to https://appleid.apple.com –> “Manage your Apple ID” –> “Password and Security” –> “Two-Step Verification”.

Turn off automatic sync to iCloud

As you might know, a lot of pictures from a recent leak were originally stored on Apple’s iCloud servers, which drove many celebs crazy. They thought that deleting a photo from a phone would solve the problem, but it doesn’t: after syncing to the “cloud” the data stays there, even if you get rid of it locally. Actually it happens with almost any kind of data if we are talking about iPhones and iCloud: messages, notes, contacts, documents — everything syncs automatically unless you turn it off. And that’s what we’d recommend, especially if you have just a couple of Apple devices and don’t need to sync them on a daily basis.

How will it help? It will reduce the risk of compromising your data while it’s on the iCloud servers, or if you loose one of your Apple devices.

Where can you set these requirements? Go to “Settings” –> “iCloud”.

Discard automatic WiFi connections to known networks

iPhones have a very good feature which allows you to automatically connect to known WiFi hotspots without your permission. On the one hand, this is a very useful option, as you don’t need to do anything to switch from mobile Internet to local WiFi, but on the other hand, there’s a chance that a cybercriminal will establish his own fake wireless network with the same name as a trusted public hotspot. In this scenario you might not even recognize that your iPhone is working within the malicious WiFi network, giving away all of your data to the scammer. That’s why we recommend that you either be very aware of every WiFi hotspot you are in, or turn this option off.

How will it help? It will reduce a risk of connecting to malicious wireless network.

Where can you set these requirements? Go to “Settings” > “Wi-Fi” > “Ask to join networks: on”.

These are some of the tips shared by Kaspersky Lab for securing your iPhone and iPad in better way.

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