Apple is renowned for its high standards of data security and privacy however, iPhones are still a target for hackers. Criminals are able to steal sensitive information through stealing it from iPhone applications that gather this data on a daily bases. This includes browsing history images, passwords, images and current location.

You can shield your iPhone from malware by using a secure password that you know and don’t write down anywhere (you should already be doing this). Another good idea is to disable the option to display notifications content on the lock screen, which can stop anyone from accessing your personal information without unlocking your phone.

If you want to go further, you can use the Screen Time feature to create a unique alphanumeric passcode or disable access to your 4-digit numeric passcode. This makes it harder for a criminal to brute force your passcode. You can also turn on a feature that will erase all data from your iPhone after 10 unsuccessful passcode attempts. This makes your iPhone inaccessible to thieves, although it might be useless if you are unable to access your iCloud photos and other content.

Then, consider installing a reputable mobile security app like Clario. It can alert you to sites that are malicious and protect your identity from stealing on Instagram and other social media blocking annoying ads and potentially dangerous ones, enhance your privacy using VPN, increase your privacy with VPN and much more.

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