Nov 202019
 

Forbes > How To Secure Your iPhone: 12 Experts Reveal 26 Essential Security Tips by Davey Winder, Senior Contributor, Cybersecurity (Nov 1, 2019)

Just because you’ve invested in a smartphone that isn’t exposed to quite the same degree of malware and exploit issues as an Android device, that doesn’t mean you can safely ignore good practice when it comes to iPhone security. This is why I’ve asked 12 security experts to share their knowledge as far as keeping your iPhone secure is concerned. Here are their 26 tips to help you do just that.

Summary list

I’ve marked with an asterisk (*) those tips in the article which are more technical and so may not be practical for the general user.

  1. Go truly random with your PIN
  2. One iPhone, different passwords
  3. Watch for fake apps
  4. Use a Password Manager *
  5. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA)
  6. Don’t use SMS for two-factor authentication (2FA) *
  7. Protect your SIM *
  8. Don’t get juice-jacked
  9. Be wary of permissions *
  10. Don’t auto-join Wi-Fi networks
  11. Wipe clean before selling
  12. Don’t jailbreak your iPhone or sideload apps *
  13. Check for unknown configuration profiles *
  14. Use fewer apps
  15. Use airplane mode
  16. Use biometric authentication
  17. Read app reviews
  18. Go stealthy *
  19. Roll your sleeves up *
  20. Businesses should look to their MAM for help *
  21. Prevent losing your iPhone turning into a security disaster
  22. Keep your apps updated
  23. Patch, patch and patch again
  24. Disable “Load Remote Images” in email settings *
  25. Enable USB restricted mode *
  26. Learn to spot the warning signs of phishing

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