How To Secure Your New iPhone
Posted: September 29, 2013 by Alex Chan
iPhones have obviously surpassed just about everything else when it comes to personal possessions you just don't want to lose. Now that Apple's touch ID turned out to be not the safest way to keep your personal data safe on iPhone 5s or 5c, here are the 3 most important privacy features in iOS 7 that you must implement to secure your new pricey device.
The good old-fashioned way to secure iPhones or other smartphones is by using a passcode lock. The passcode, which has to be entered every time the phone is turned on, is hard to be hacked and protects your personal info, pictures and emails in case your phone gets lost or stolen. In order to set a passcode go to Settings ->General ->Passcode Lock ->Turn Passcode On.
Today you can protect all your personal data like pictures, videos and apps remotely and wirelessly by making a backup with iCloud. To set it up go to SettingsiCloudStorage & BackupTurn iCloud Backup on. If you ever lose your iPhone or want to get it replaced, you only need to login to your iCloud account on any other (or your new) device and restore it with ease.
Find My iPhone App
There are few reasons why downloading "Find My iPhone" app is pretty important when it comes to keeping your smartphone safe . In case you lose your iPhone or iPad, you can make your device play a loud noise (so you can find it). To turn this app on go to Settings ->iCloud ->Find My iPhone ->On.
Also, make sure you have installed "Find My iPhone" app on all your iOS devices so if one is lost, you can find it from another.
But that's not all. If your precious gadget gets stolen, this awesome app enables you to erase all data remotely. To do so, go to Settings ->General ->Reset ->Erase All Content and Settings.