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Your iPhone stores so much of your personal information that in case it is stolen, your entire life might be exposed: your photos, correspondence, passwords, payment information etc… iOS has some really good security functionally by default, but by following these tips, you can make your smartphone even more secure.
1. Set a passcode
A passcode is your first line of defense and it is very important. Without it, the iPhone 5 or practically any other iPhone cannot be used, and even it cannot be connected to a computer. Therefore, if you set a passcode, all your contacts, e-mail, photos and other content will always protected.
If you did not set a password immediately when activating your iPhone, you can do this in settings > Passcode > Turn on Passcode. Think of a complex combination of not less than six digits, and you can even use numbers mixed with letters. Passwords like 123456, 5525 should not be considered at all.
2. Turn on the “Find my iPhone»
If you lose your iPhone or it is stolen, this remarkable feature will help you find it and increase the chances of returning it. At least, thanks to the “Find my iPhone» you will be able to remotely erase all your data if your smartphone cannot be returned.
This function is enabled along with a passcode during the initial activation, but it can be activated at any time from the settings > iCloud > Find my Iphone.
3. Restrict access to the iPhone on the lock screen
Even when locked, the iPhone displays notifications and text messages, calendar events, and other important information. You can interact with all these things directly from the lock screen, and they are not protected. The same is true for Siri – any outsider can get a bunch of your data from her.
There is a special section that solves this problem and it is located in the passcode settings. There are five tumblers responsible for the calendar, notifications, Siri and all the rest. It is better to turn all of them off.
4. Turn on “erase data”
If you enter the wrong password several times, there appears a delay, which, of course slows down the process of finding the right password for months, but still leaves the possibility of hacking your password theoretically possible. When the erase function is on, all the content on your iPhone will be erased after ten failed attempts.
Go to your passcode settings and simply turn the “erase data” tumbler on.
To sum up, we hope that you find our article useful and you have made your iPhone more secure. In case your iPhone does not feature the Touch ID (a fingerprint scanner), which significantly improves the protection of your iPhone, we suggest you take a look at some newer iPhones available at best smartphone prices.