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Secure Your New iPhone in 4 Easy Steps

Grace Roberts

15.12.17 3 min. read

Are you a new iPhone owner? If you’ve answered yes, keep reading – this post has been created especially for you.

By this point, it’s no secret that iOS 11 has implemented a set of new security features that make it more difficult for unwanted parties to get into Apple customers’ devices. In a detailed article published by Fortune, author Jeff John Roberts explains the significance behind iOS 11’s new facial recognition feature and points out how it could benefit users in their everyday lives:

 “The new facial recognition technology, if it is successful, will provide a more secure and convenient way for users to unlock their phone and authorize certain actions. The technology could also be used with third party apps, like banking software, to conduct transactions.”

While Apple certainly continues to make strides in improving the iOS operating system’s security features, this doesn’t mean that both iPhone owners and devices alike won’t benefit from practicing safe online behavior, as well as the support of additional security software.

For new iPhone owners across the globe, here are four straightforward tips to help you keep your iPhone secure.

1. Download reputable apps from the Apple App Store

The Apple App Store is your best bet for discovering and downloading high quality and safe apps onto your iPhone. Unreliable, third-party app stores should not be underestimated, as a significant amount of mobile malware can still be found within malicious apps. It’s always wise to keep in mind that a small portion of content in the App Store can still be malicious, as no app store is guaranteed to be 100% clean.

2. Backup your iPhone’s data

There are multiple options for backing up the data stored on your iPhone. Using either iCloud or iTunes, you can backup your data in a few easy steps in your device’s settings. Read through Apple Support’s step-by-step article on how to backup your files using either method – you’ll thank yourself later!

3. Install a top-tier internet security suite

Say goodbye to mobile malware on your iPhone. Making use of a trustworthy internet security suite means that your iPhone stays protected at all times. This security software goes hand in hand with the aforementioned security features included in the latest versions of iOS. Using an internet security suite gives you an extra layer of protection while browsing sensitive content online – it allows you to handle your online shopping, banking and all other surfing without worries.

4. Use a virtual private network

Yes, even your iPhone can benefit from the presence of a reliable virtual private network (VPN) app. When you use a VPN, your actual IP address is hidden from the services you visit. Not even your internet service provider can see what you do online. A VPN also blocks malicious sites and unwanted third-party tracking – this stops advertisers from making money at the expense of your privacy.

For those looking for one all-inclusive security solution for their iPhones, look no further than F-Secure TOTAL. F‑Secure TOTAL keeps your iPhone completely secure by providing it with the award-winning security of F-Secure SAFE, and it also includes a subscription to our FREEDOME VPN app. Learn more about protecting your new iPhone with F-Secure TOTAL.

Grace Roberts

15.12.17 3 min. read


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