9 Tips to IMPROVE iPhone Security  ▷ List ▷ 2020

Mobile teams are an indispensable tool in communication today. So much so that all users rely on them to perform various activities, thus storing a lot of valuable information. While is true that technological advances facilitate daily activities, it is also true that this is a double-edged sword, so these computers must always be protected and free from all vulnerabilities.

As these are a device that is used at all times and where a lot of personal data can be handled, optimal security must be had, so that nothing or nobody puts its content at stake. It is true that Apple is considered one of the safest systems, but there are many things that are outside its responsibility. That is why protecting our equipment against any eventuality is more than a necessity.

If you handle a lot of data and you don’t want anyone to have access to your mobile, this is for you. In this tutorial you will see some simple but very effective guidelines that will help you when safeguarding your privacy. Apart from the measures that your Smartphone can bring, there are others that you may not know but that will serve you in the same way. Read on and discover how to improve it.

Steps and methods to improve the security of our iPhone or iPad phone

You have to take into account that there are many measures to protect your equipment. In this section you can find some of those that are considered most important so that you can improve or take the security of your Smartphone to 100%. Forget about worrying about thinking that your mobile can be accessible to anyone who can take your data and secure it with these steps.

Choose a password that is difficult to crack

This is important if you want to protect your mobile in case of theft or from those people who want to see your information. You have to take into account that you have to go out of the ordinary when doing this, that is, do not configure a key for consecutive numbers, example: 1234.

Too You should avoid putting personal data such as date of birth, ID, names, among others. Try to make it special and that only you know, you can even take advantage of the options that iPhone offers you, which are four (4), six (6) alphanumeric digits passwords. Although if you prefer a personalized one so that your security is higher you can do it.

Here we will tell you how:

  • If you have Touch ID activated, Go to “Settings”> “Code”.
  • If you do not have it enabled you must access “Settings”> “Touch ID”> “Codes”> “Activate Codes”.

activate code on iphone

  • This way you can enter the code you want.
  • Once you have already created it, activate the option to request the immediate code, so that in what you lock your device it asks you for the password that you just configured.

Disable access to any app or notification from the lock screen

It is important to have this function turned off, of course, this in case you do not want someone to see information on your device. So when you leave your mobile somewhere and You receive a message or notification from an app, they cannot see what it is about, nor who has written to you, since this will only show you a window indicating that you have something pending.

To do so, follow these steps:

  • Go to “Settings” of your Smartphone.
  • In the next tab enter “Touch ID and Code”.

touch id and code

  • What you enter, it will ask for the password you have established. If you do not have any, you must create it to improve your security.
  • As you enter it, you will see some options, there you will go to the section of “Allow access while locked”, you will see that the options are all active (“Viewing notifications”, “Today”, “Reply with messages”), all these you must deactivate them.

allow access while locked

Activate Touch ID

If you are new to this system, you will surely wonder what is this? You should know that this is a very ingenious way to supplement your password, since touch ID or Face ID are biometric systems that what they do is detect your fingerprint or your face, This is very useful because you can apply it to some apps or when your device is locked.

Of course, taking into account that not all programs come to work with this blocking option, if you are interested you can configure it this way.

  • Go to “Settings” from your phone.
  • In the options that it shows you, enter “Touch ID” Y “Code” or “Face ID”. Everything will depend on which of the two functions you want to activate.
  • With the Touch you can add multiple fingerprints, When you go to configure it, you have to be patient because it is a process that will ask you to place your fingerprint in different ways so that you do not have any inconvenience when entering it.

touch id iphone

  • If, on the other hand, you are going to activate the Face ID in the same way be calm, that They will scan you making faces or some gestures.

face id iphone

Make backup copies

This is something very fundamental on your device, in this way if you lose it or it is stolen you will not lose any of your information and so in what you have another device you can enter a computer and see all the information you have stored .

There are two ways to do it from your iCloud and from iTunes, you can choose the method that seems best to you.

  • Go to “Settings”> “iCloud”.
  • Look for the option that tells you “Storage and Backup”.
  • In the window that opened you will be able to see the storage capacity, how often you want to make backup copies, among others. You will activate the one that says “Copy to iCloud”.

icloud backup

  • If what you want is to make the copy with iTunes, you have to have your computer and USB cable close at hand so you can do it.

backup itunes

Activate data erasure

This option is very good, to run you have to have the backup configuration active because if you cannot get to lose part of your information.

What this tool does is erase all your data after having made a large number of erroneous attempts at the time of entering your password, to do this you must do it from.

  • Login to “Settings”> “Touch ID”> “Code”.
  • This option will appear at the bottom of the screen “Delete data” activate it and go.

activate iphone data wipe

Clear Siri data

You’ve likely asked Siri who are you? and you have asked him to give you all the personal information that you have configured on your device, or that you have added to the file that this provides you at the beginning to know about you, such as your email, address or telephone number.

So you must be very careful, because this way you have your mobile blocked, Siri can share too much information from the screen, so it can hurt you if it falls into the wrong hands.

That is why it is best to disable it, the first thing you should do is this:

  • Go to “Settings” there you will see the option of “Siri”, when you are there you must deactivate “My data”.

 clear Siri data

  • As shown in one of the previous points, you must also block Siri from the main screen when the mobile device is locked. Slide the Siri button to the off option in the list Allow access while locked.

Keep your Smartphone always updated

It is known that these devices offer you a unique security, although although it is true, nothing is completely good to prevent them from presenting failures in any configuration that you have active or in any program that you have on your mobile device due to not having your equipment updated.

To see and know if it needs to be updated or not, you just have to go to:

  • Go to “Settings” of your device and enter the option “General”.
  • In the window that will open, enter “Software update”.
  • The tab that will show you It will tell you if the software on your computer is updated or not.

iphone software update

Make your iPhone crash faster

You could say that this is a good option if you are clueless and forget your device anywhere, because This is a function that makes your mobile lock automatically after a few minutes or seconds after you stop using it, (It all depends on the configuration that it has).

It should be noted that this is activated by default to reduce battery consumption when we are not using our equipment, but sometimes it can be deactivated.

To make this adjustment you just have to do what is shown below:

  • Go to “Settings”> “Touch ID”> “Code”.
  • To enable this feature click “Request code” in option “Immediately”. So anyone who takes your mobile will have to enter the password no matter how much time has passed.

request lock code

Enable two-step verification

Two-Step Verification is an additional complement to your Apple ID, this is responsible for protecting all the data that you have saved in iCloud, such as photos, videos, documents and others.

Its sole and main objective is ensure that you are the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password. Because if it is enabled, any third party will need to have any other of your equipment on hand to access your account.

To do this, execute the following:

  • Enter the Apple ID settings page from your computer and click “Manage your Apple ID” (manage your Apple ID).

my apple id

  • Access the account with which you want to activate the two-step verification.
  • Press “Password and Security” (password and security) on the left side of the screen.
  • You will then see a message stating the following “Get started” (get started), to activate two-step verification for your account, click.
  • After clicking the link, Apple will bring up a few pages explaining what two-step verification means. Some things that are worth mentioning are:
    • Security questions will disappear.
    • You are the only person who can request that the password for that account be changed.
    • You should keep the recovery number or key in a safe place.
  • Once you’ve seen the rules you must add one or more devices to your account, thus granting them permission to receive the code and gain access to that account.
  • You should receive a recovery key. This will be the one that will keep your account protected. Therefore you should keep it in a very protected place. If for various reasons you forget your password or lose a registered device, your recovery key will give you access to your account.
  • Again you have to accept what it takes to turn on two-step verification in your account and voila.

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