What if you get up one fine day and find out that you have lost your iPhone? What if somebody steals it? Do you think it will be returned safely? It is our responsibility to keep our iPhones safe and secure. Here are some tips through which we can keep our data safe in troubled times, it will also help in tracking lost iPhone.
Say “yes” to a passcode
Always set a passcode, Do not walk around with an iPhone that anyone can access. Protect it, preferably with a six-digit passcode. You may also go for a custom numeric or an alphanumeric code. With the Face ID or Touch ID, you won’t be required to enter your passcode unless your finger is wet and your face is obscured. You may set passcode by going to Settings>Touch ID> & Passcode or Settings>Face ID & Passcode and enroll your face or fingerprint.
Make your iPhone lock soon
If your iPhone has been left in a public place, restaurant or bus, someone could quickly get into your device before the passcode is required. You can set your passcode required after a specific time has passed since you last unlocked your phone so that you aren’t asked continuously to punch your passcode. Try setting it up to for four hours. This setting will make you require to enter your passcode no matter how long ago you lastly unlocked your phone. Enable this by going to the “Settings” page and set “Require Passcode” to immediately.
Disable the options of the lock screen
Disable Siri from the lock screen. You may be having a rock solid passcode, but Siri still can share too much information from the lock screen. Another way the hackers can get into your iPhone is by enabling Airplane mode via Control Center from the lock screen. With your iPhone in the airplane mode, you won’t be able to track it via find my iPhone. To disable the access, go to Settings>Touch ID>& Passcode and toggle off the Control Center in the allow access when locked list.
Turn on Find My iPhone.
This probably is the most critical step, enable Find my iPhone. It is neither inconvenient nor challenging to set up. With this application, you can track your lost device from another iOS device. You also can play sound on your lost phone to help your search efforts. Go to Settings>( your account name)> iCloud > Find My iPhone and adjust the switch on for Find My iPhone.
About me :
Mir Ariif is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at www.norton.com/setup.