You should know by now that we love every shiny product that Apple brings into the market especially the iPhone. But do you know how to protect your information and guard against hacking while you are using the iPhone? Today, we are going to share some useful settings about Security and privacy.
You will use the Apple ID for everything to do with Apple such as shop on the iTunes Store, enable iCloud on all our devices, buy from Apple’s Online Store and lots more, so it is highly recommended that you enable two-step verification for your Apple ID to increase the security of your account, to prevent you account from getting hacked.
Set an Alphanumeric Passcode
Add an extra layer of protection to your iPhone with an alphanumeric passcode. To activate it, go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock. Turn off Simple Passcode and you will be prompted to enter your alphanumeric password.
Apple ID without credit card
In case that your children overdraw your creditcard before you’re aware of it, you can create an Apple ID without a credit card so that you can use it to download free apps only. Some parents create such accounts and top it up with iTunes gift card to control the spending on the App Store by their children.
Disable Messages Preview
Here is a simple way to prevent annoying dad, mom, sister, brother, best friend from accidentally reading your incoming SMS alerts when your iPhone is left unattended. Go to Settings > Notifications > Messages > Show Preview. Tap the option and turn it off to exclude a preview of the message in alerts and banners.
To enable or disable private browsing, enter the tab switcher view by tapping the tab button at the bottom, followed by the Private button on the bottom left corner.You’ll see the interface change to black when it is in private mode, so you can differentiate between private and normal browsing mode.
Hide a Photo
To hide a photo, tap and hold on a photo, while you’re Moments, Collections and Years view or in an Album, then tap on the Hide option to hide the photo
Backup and Recover
You are strongly advised to backing up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud in case of data loss. In addition, you might as well have an iOS data recovery software, for example, iFonebox
, because, iTunes backup file is not readable file, if you want to transfer the data from the iPhone, you need an application like iFonebox to extract the data to your PC or Mac.