Apple is renowned for its high standards of data security and privacy however iPhones aren’t immune to hackers. Criminals can take sensitive information by stealing it from iPhone applications that gather this data on a daily basis. This includes browsing history photos, passwords, images and current location.

You can protect your iPhone from malicious apps by using a strong password that you remember and do not record anywhere (you should already be doing this). Another good idea is to turn off the ability to show notification content on the lock screen which will prevent strangers from accessing your personal hardware method information without unlocking your phone.

If you want to go further, make sure you are using the Screen Time passcode feature that allows you to create an alphanumeric passcode that is unique to you, or at a minimum, disable access to the four-digit numeric code which will make it much more difficult for a burglar to crack your passcode until they get the right. You can also set a function that will delete all information from your iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts. This makes your iPhone useless to thieves, although it might be inaccessible to you if are unable to access your iCloud photos and other content.

Consider installing a mobile security app that you trust, such as Clario. It can alert you to sites that are malicious as well as protect your personal information from being stolen on Instagram and other social media, block annoying ads and potentially harmful ones, increase your security by using a VPN and many more.

How to Protect iPhone Against Apps