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IPhones are currently the safest smartphone on the planet and Apple are notoriously known to be hard to hack. However, there are still a few tips you can follow to make sure it stays that way and you stay free of hackers on your handset.

Update your IPhone – Updating your IPhone software consistently is the best way to avoid any hackers. Apple frequently release new software that patches any chance of being hacked and being exploited, so make use of this!

Appropriate Passcode – Although it can be frustrating to constantly put in a long passcode, it reduces the chances of your phone being hacked. Nowadays there is quick unlock with features such as Touch ID and Face ID so the chances of putting your passcode in all the time anyway are very slim.

Two Factor Authorisation (TFA) – Most people have configured two factor authorisation automatically. If this isn’t the case, TFA sends a code through to any trusted device when you are trying to log in to an unknown device. This could be when you buy a new phone and login with your apple ID for example. It makes sure you can’t log in from anywhere.

Be careful on public WiFi networks – Free WiFi networks are always handy if you are out and about, but they are also ideal for hackers. When using public WiFi make sure not to access anything personal, such as a banking app. This is exactly what criminals are looking for.

For more information on how to stay safe on your IPhone, please contact us via email or phone at 01329 888444.

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