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Top 3 Tips for iOS Safety and Security

How are you ensuring that your iPhone and your iMac laptop stay safe, your contents of your device safe from prying eyes? Anyone who spends a fortune on an Apple device wouldn’t wish to lose their data or the device. For this reason, Apple holds in high regard the safety and the security of your devices. Compared to other companies, Apple does its part enhancing the safety of its devices. The problem is always the users.

As you think about the lifetime capital gains exemption, this article will inform your choices on all you need to do to enhance the safety of your phone to safeguard your data. Here are some of the things you should do.

  1. Two-factor authentication

Just like the two-factor authentication offered by Google for safekeeping of the information in your email, you need this feature to ensure that no one can break into your phone.

To describe two-factor authentication simply, it is a combination of something you know with something you have. In most cases, this is the combination of your password and a physical device.

On the iPhone, you can access this feature by going to the phone’s settings, Password & Security, then check Two Factor Authentication to turn it on. You should always enter your trusted phone number. Activate two-factor authentication for your Google and Dropbox accounts.

  1. Activate the iCloud Keychain

This is the best way of keeping your data safe from any intrusion, even if you lose your device. You can activate the iCloud keychain by going to the phone’s settings and then under iCloud, select the iCloud Keychain. Once you select it, enter your Apple ID password then follow the given instructions.

This setting is of great significance because once you set it up, your passwords, payment information, and all your WiFi sign-ins will get synced across all your approved devices.

What this also means that when you get suggestions for new sites from Safari, you can accept the offers, and you won’t have to come up with something memorable that you hope will stick in your full mind. In all your subsequent inputs, Safari will do the work for you, auto-populating sign-ins and your payment fields, and also, it can accept the three-figure security codes for your cards.

  1. You should rethink your passwords and security questions

Are you in the group of individuals lazy to set up strong and alphanumerical passwords for an account and device safety? Even though you may think of setting complex passwords as something you should trouble yourself with, the sophisticated techies out there will use their black-hat magic to crack your password.

Here is what you should do instead – have a password manager, such as iPhone’s 1Password that comes with a semi-randomized string of characters. But if you still want to fashion your password memorably, use spaces and hyphenate those characters. But, you should never use the same password across multiple platforms. Your security questions can be socially engineered easily. Therefore, you should stop using your mother’s maiden name.

Bonus tips

  • Use Touch ID and add a passcode to your Face ID setup
  • Add ‘Find My Phone’ in the settings
  • Be careful with app permissions
  • And lastly, restrict online sharing

 

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