You’ve just bought an iPhone, now what?
You are probably feeling excited about your new shiny gadget. Before you start snapping photos with the built-in camera app, it’s important to take some precautions in protecting your privacy.
This may sound elementary but anyone who has woken up to 855 unread e-mail messages or had their house egged after posting a part invitation on Facebook knows that privacy is no longer an assumed right.
Your photos can expose sensitive information, such as your location and the people you associate with. Protect yourself by following these tips on protecting your iPhone photos:
1. Turn On Find My iPhone
You can use “Find My iPhone” to help find your phone if it is ever lost or stolen. The service not only lets you locate your device on a map but allows you to remotely lock or erase all of the data stored on it. If someone else finds your phone, they won’t be able to access your personal information. If someone else finds your phone, they won’t be able to access your personal information. However, if you are a low-income citizen, and a fanatic of Verizon Wireless, you can check out Verizon Wireless free government phones here!
2. Don’t Upload Private Photos
Whatever you do, do not upload photos of your home, car, or license plate. It’s a good idea to disable geotagging if you frequently take pictures of private property or locations where you want this information exposed.
3. Use iCloud Keychain to Generate Unique Passwords
If you have a lot of logins and passwords for different apps and websites, it might be difficult to remember them all. You can use iCloud Keychain to sync your login information among your iOS devices without having to type in the passwords every time.
iCloud Keychain will not only save you time when logging into various accounts but will also create unique passwords for your apps and websites. This is definitely a good thing because unique passwords are harder to crack.
iCloud Keychain can also generate random secure passwords for you automatically, so it’s an added convenience that you don’t have to remember them all yourself.
4. Update iOS Regularly
Make sure that you avoid jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad. Jailbroken devices are more vulnerable to attacks because the operating system has been altered, allowing hackers to install malware on your device.
For iPhones and iPads running iOS 7, make sure that you have installed the latest update. Each update patches security holes in the operating system that hackers use to gain access to devices. The updates also include improvements and enhancements that make your device more secure.
For iPhones and iPads running iOS 6, you should install the latest available update in order to protect yourself from serious security vulnerabilities which Apple is no longer patching with subsequent updates.
5. Locking Pictures on iPhones
You can now lock the photos on your iPhone by creating iPhone passwords for your pictures. It’s also known as an HD photo lock.
If you own an iPhone and save photos on your device that you do not want anyone else to see, then it might be time for you to set a password on your phone. This will allow you to lock down your data and apply some type of protection when someone tries to gain access to it.
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We hope you found these tips about protecting iPhone photos helpful and that your new iPhone is a great addition to your life. Visit our blog for even more advice on iPhone security tools and developing a photo protection strategy for those precious memories.
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