Hackers, scammers, and even advertisers want to access your iPhone’s sensitive details. Here are the best security settings you can use to prevent them.
iPhone is currently targeted by scammers, hackers, and even scammers. Why? Because they want to access users’ personal details, especially their banking information.
As of the moment, iPhone, Samsung, and other smartphone brands are suffering from massive breaches, which lead to various bank detail illegal acquisitions. Tech giant firms confirmed that DDoS attacks are among the most serious ones used by online attackers and other cybercriminals.
However, there are some security features that you can activate to protect your iPhone’s sensitive user details. Security experts explained that these safety functionalities can prevent the secrete advertiser ID from hiding within your device. They added that it can easily be traced directly to you and reveals things like your physical address and IP address.
The hidden advertiser ID is just one of iPhone’s maps, IDs, trackers, and settings that could collect your sensitive user data without your consent or knowledge. To prevent this from happening, here are the security features you can activate or rely on;
Best Security Settings You Can Use
The best option you can use for your iPhone is the security feature called Erase Data. This functionality allows you to wipe all your information after ten failed passcode attempts, which makes it improbable that someone can force their way into your phone.
Select Settings > Face ID & Passcode > type in your passcode. At the bottom of the menu, you’ll see “Erase Data.” Toggle the button to the right to enable this setting. However, there are some things you need to know before activating this iPhone feature.
If you have kids, it’s vital you are backing up regularly. Otherwise, you could lose everything if a little one gets your phone and tries to unlock it unsuccessfully more than ten times. To ensure your iPhone’s iCloud backups are on, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Turn on iCloud Backup. To perform a manual backup, tap Back Up Now.
Wipeout Nosy Apps
These days, almost all your Apple handset’s apps track at least a few things about you. The best thing you can do to keep your data private is to avoid sharing it. Yes, apps collect info directly from your device, but you can make a dent by leaving as many fields blank on your profiles as possible or even including fake info.
Give your smartphone a privacy checkup to make sure apps aren’t collecting data they don’t need;
- Open Settings, then scroll down and tap the Privacy icon.
- Select permission, like Calendar, Location Services, or Camera.
- Choose which apps should have access to that permission and remove the permissions for the apps you don’t want to have access to.
On the other hand, you can also use this on your Android handset model. Here are the steps you can follow;
- Open Settings, then tap Apps & notifications, followed by Advanced App permissions.
- Select a permission and choose which apps should have access to that permission. Remove permissions for any apps you don’t want keeping tabs.