Our smartphones have turned into a bank for storing all our precious data, it contains information which is highly sensitive and vital for our security, especially after considering what the FBI has asked from Apple. Being a user of an iPhone, it led me to think about all the precautionary measures I could adopt to protect my iPhone data from any third party. Also, read about Unhackable iPhones.
Put a strong unlock code:
Besides imposing a strong unlock code on your iPhone (6 digits), you can also switch on another hidden feature available in this device located under the “Settings” bar.
Go to, Settings> Touch ID & Passcode and scroll down to find another option labeled “Erase Data” and turn it green. After 10 failed attempts of accessing your device, all the data on your iPhone will automatically get deleted, hence protecting those from unwanted eyes.
Disable storing of automatic backups:
All your backup files and information get automatically stored in iCloud staying unencrypted, leaving all your crucial and personal information vulnerable and unprotected.
On the other hand, you can locally store your data using iTunes which may not be the most convenient method but is definitely going to prevent others from accessing those.
Don’t forget to encrypt your data by:
Further precautionary measures:
All the aforementioned methods are proven to be extremely reliable and highly secured from prying and unwanted eyes. You can carry out all the functions mentioned above right now for ensuring maximum security to your phone.
After imposing all the above security measures, your phone only remains vulnerable from malware, worms and exploitation of Bluetooth; however the latter issue has been solved in iOS 9.
At the end of the day, you have the freedom to either adopt any or all the methods mentioned above for ensuring maximum security to your vital information or you can ignore all of it. It’s entirely your choice.