iPhone is nothing less than a computer as it allows you to do just everything which you can do with your normal computer. In fact, it has even more extra features which were not there in some earlier computer models. So, obviously, iPhone just like a computer will also be prone to hacking risks. There are certain features which only increases the hacking risks and make iPhone has hacker’s favorite. Every iPhone user is very much prone to being hacked and the likelihood of this happening increases when we jailbreak the iPhone. Even those using the iPhone as a home security gadget ought to take serious precautions.
1) iPhone Password Locking
Locking your iPhone with a password is perhaps one of the simplest and straightforward ways to protect your iPhone. Simply tap on the “Settings” icon on your iPhone’s home screen. Then under “Settings” click on the “General” button. Finally, tap on the “passcode lock” button to view your passcode settings. You can set the time you want to elapse before the phone locks in the “Auto-Lock” menu. You can also preset the amount of times the passcode can be reentered before all data on the iPhone is completely erased. This prevents thieves from accessing your phone’s data.
2) Switch Off Wifi and Bluetooth
When not in use, you should switch off Wi-Fi connectivity on your iPhone as Wi-Fi makes iPhone quite vulnerable to hackers. You can still, however, get all the push email and other notifications through 3G. In the same way, you should always keep Bluetooth switched off on your iPhone when not in use as it also increases the hacking risks.
3) Security Using Location Services
Among the many smart phones available, the iPhone remains among the best in location services capabilities. This is mainly because of the GPS built into the iPhone. While this is an excellent feature for turn-by-turn driving and walking directions, this also allows unwanted people to track you and your phone. Fortunately, you can turn off the GPS to increase the security of your phone. Tap on the “Settings” icon on the iPhone’s home screen. Click on the “General” icon, followed by the “Location” button inside the menu. Tap on the check mark next to the “Location” icon to disable the GPS services.
4) Dont Click on an Unknown Link Always try to avoid clicking on an unknown links in your emails and website that you access because it may provide direct access from Hackers to your iphone. make sure you always access websites by typing the url of the websites yourself.
5) Always Keep Your Iphone Updated There is no better and simple way to protect your iPhone from hacking and virus attacks but to always keep it up to date with all the latest updates installed. Mostly, updates are released with some new and updated extra security features to counter the security and virus risks prevalent at that time. So, keeping your iPhone up to date with all the latest updates will help you a lot in protecting it from hackers and viruses.
6) Ensuring Safari Security
With the above 6 tips, i believe your phone is safe from hackers.
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