Although Apple always upholds data security on each of its devices, it still seems that there is a “loophole” for hackers to steal information. So how can security on the iPhone and iPad “safer”.
1. Check your Apple ID login
Normally, users rarely pay attention to what devices you have logged into your Apple ID? That is why others can easily know your personal data in it.
To check and set up you do the following:
For iPhone, iPod, iPad devices you go to Settings> select Apple ID> Then scroll down to see if those devices have something you are not using or are not yours. If not then click it and select “Remove from account”.
For Mac, go to System Preferences> select Apple ID and do the same as with iPhone / iPad.
Alternatively, you can go to appleid.apple.com – login Apple ID and manage above.
2. Check for “strange” Face ID & Touch ID or not
With your iPhone / iPad, you will normally use Face ID & Touch ID security, which allows you to add alternate face recognition (Alternate Appearance) or many different fingerprints.
To check you go to Settings> choose Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode. If you find that the Face ID and Touch ID data is strange, not yours, delete it or reset it all over for more security.
3. Two-factor security authentication on iPhone and iPad is always open
To authenticate with 2 layers you go to appleid.apple.com, then you will see immediately your personal information, contact information linked to Apple ID. Under Security section Two-factor authentication (Two-factor authentication), you must make sure this feature is always enabled (On).
Two-factor authentication helps to protect your Apple ID, each time the account is signed in on another device, it will send you a verification code via nearby devices (with your Apple ID) or authenticate code sent by phone number.
4. Turn off sharing location in Family
If you don’t want your iCloud Family members to see where your device is, you can turn off the Share My Location feature in Find My.
Go to the Apple ID on your device> select Find My> turn off Share My Location. Also can go right in Family Sharing> select Location Sharing> turn off Share My Location.
5. App Privacy feature on the App Store helps with security on iPhone and iPad
Since iOS 14 – Apple has decided that applications must provide full tracking information for user data – called App Privacy before being posted to the App Store. So, when you look for an app on the App Store, there are sections under the app information stating which user data this app will get?
You can click the See Details of App Privacy to take a closer look. From that can decide that you should download this application or not? This helps users understand that App Privacy is fair, avoiding undesirable risks.
In general, the security settings on the iPhone and iPad are simple but contribute to avoiding the risk of data theft when using the device. Hopefully after this article you will have more experience to better protect your information and data.