Tips and tricks to safeguard your iPhone data from hackers

It is important to add an extra layer of security to protect your data on your iPhone. Here are a few tips and tricks you should adopt.

| Updated on: Oct 30 2023, 21:47 IST
Apple's 'Scary Fast' October 30 Event: What to expect
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1/7 Apple Inc. is set to kick off its final product unveiling of the year, and it's taking place on Halloween eve, October 30, at 5 p.m. California time (5:30 a.m IST). This event, known as "Scary Fast," is a deviation from the usual in-person gatherings at Cupertino. Instead, it will be an online-only affair, raising anticipation for what Apple has in store. (@Apple)
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2/7 What to Expect at the Event: Apple has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the event, but reports from Bloomberg suggest we can anticipate fresh MacBook Pro laptops and iMac desktops. While the design might not see radical changes, the highlight is the introduction of Apple's first M3 3-nanometer processors, a significant upgrade from the previous M2 chips. (Unsplash)
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3/7 The introduction of these new models comes at a crucial juncture for Apple. With the personal computing market rebounding after the pandemic, Apple faces competition from companies like Nvidia and Qualcomm, who are venturing into the PC market. Apple hopes these new products will drive a resurgence in sales, as it has experienced a few quarters of declining revenue. (Unsplash)
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4/7 Although the Mac is no longer at the core of Apple's business, it remains a key revenue generator, contributing about 10 percent of annual sales. Wall Street estimates predict Mac sales to reach just under $8.1 billion in the holiday quarter, an improvement from the previous year, but not as robust as the pre-pandemic period. (AFP)
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5/7 MacBook Pro Upgrades: The MacBook Pro lineup will see updates with high-end models codenamed J514 and J516. These machines will retain a similar look to their predecessors but are expected to feature faster M3 Pro and M3 Max processors. These processors come in various configurations with more CPU and graphics cores, promising improved performance and gaming capabilities. (Unsplash)
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6/7 The Revamped iMac: The iMac lineup is also getting a refresh for the first time in over 900 days. Similar to the MacBook Pros, the design will remain largely unchanged, but internal enhancements and a redesigned stand are expected. These new iMacs, codenamed J433 and J434, will feature the M3 chip and offer different graphics configurations. (Apple)
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7/7 While the event will showcase MacBook Pros and iMacs, a low-end MacBook Pro with the M3 chip won't be unveiled yet. Also, new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Airs with M3 chips, codenamed J613 and J615, are in development and scheduled for release in the first half of 2024. As for updated iPads, Apple plans to debut them in the spring. Meanwhile, AirPods will receive updates in the coming years, with new models and headphones on the horizon. (AFP)
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One of the best tips is to always use Biometric security while using iPhones in public places. (Unsplash)

In the era of the digital boom, one of the most expensive assets we can possess is our data. It has become extremely important to protect the data stored in our digital devices. There are hackers who are out there to steal your data at any moment. If you own an iPhone, you might think that it is not possible to get your data hacked. However, you are highly mistaken. There are various instances where thieves have stolen iPhones and hacked their data to get all the cash from their credit cards, bank apps, and more due to the fault of users themselves. Therefore, it is high time you start taking precautions before something really bad happens. There are some steps given below, with the help of which you can protect your data on iPhones

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1. Opt for strong passcodes

1- If you are someone who likes to keep their passcodes very simple, then it is alarming. Start avoiding this practice immediately. Opt for at least six digits and consider adding letters and special characters to enhance passcode complexity.

Use the steps given below to change your passcode to alphanumeric:

1- Open settings in your iPhone.

2- Open Face ID and Passcode.

3- Go to change passcode option.

4- Choose Custom Alphanumeric code

2. Use Biometric Security

FaceID and Touch ID are convenient ways of security. They can not be cracked easily and even fail. It will require a passcode if someone restarts your iPhone. Prefer Biometric security in public places.

4. Use additional protection

Never forget to use additional protection for banking apps. Most of the banking and transaction apps have the feature of an extra passcode for an added layer of security. Make sure that this passcode differs from your iPhone's.

5-Act smartly if iPhone is stolen

If your iPhone is stolen, act promptly. Follow these steps:

1-Sign in to from another device to remotely wipe your phone using the "Find Devices" feature.

2-Contact your cellular carrier to deactivate the stolen phone's SIM card to prevent the thief from receiving verification codes.

3-Update passwords and revoke access from the stolen device on sensitive accounts like Google, Venmo, and Amazon.

By following these steps and implementing strong security measures, you can make it more challenging for thieves to hinder your digital life. Always stay vigilant and proactive in safeguarding your personal information.

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First Published Date: 30 Oct, 11:51 IST