How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is among the most expensive mobile phones on the market, and the personal data it stores is extremely valuable to thieves. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are watching users enter their passwords on the device, and are able to figure out the code. This information could be used to reset a password on an Apple ID or to access all the data stored in iCloud. Apple is currently working on upgrading its software to fight these methods. There are many ways you can safeguard your iPhone from hackers who steal apps.

Begin by setting a strong passcode. Whatever method you choose to use, Touch ID, Face ID or the 4-digit numeric code, make it impossible to guess. This is the first step towards preventing a thief to access your iPhone and personal information.

Then, go through all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you spot any suspicious behaviour (for example, an app asking for access to your camera or contacts list) Remove these permissions immediately. Finally, turn on two factor authentication in the Settings app and any apps that support it. This will prevent thieves from accessing your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A trusted security app will provide a comprehensive security for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro, for instance, analyzes Internet activities to identify malicious websites, adware, and protects your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms like Instagram. The app provides the best security by securing your privacy and blocking advertisements. F-Secure’s SAFE is a good option for a safe iOS experience. The app comes with a complete security suite that includes vaults for up 40 photos and a password leak alert which will notify you if your email password has been leaked.