Apple is well-known for setting high standards for privacy and data security for its users but iPhones aren’t secure from hackers. Criminals can elude sensitive information through stealing it from iPhone applications that gather the data on a daily bases. This includes browsing history pictures, passwords, and current location.
The easiest way to secure your iPhone against threats is by ensuring that you use a strong passcodeone that you actually remember and not write down in a notebook somewhere (you should be doing this already). By turning off notifications on your lock screen will also keep out anyone who would gain access to your personal information without unlocking the phone.
If you’d like to take things a step further, make sure you’re using the Screen Time passcode feature that allows you to create an alphanumeric password that you have created, or at least disable access to your four-digit numeric passcode, which will make it much more difficult for a thief to force your passcode until they’ve got it right. You can also turn on a feature that will erase all data from your iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts. This will render your iPhone useless to thieves, although it might be unusable if you cannot access iCloud photos and other content.
You should consider installing a mobile security program that you trust, like Clario. It can alert you to harmful websites and protect your identity from stealing on Instagram and other social networks as well as block annoying ads and potentially dangerous ones, improve your privacy by using a VPN and much more.