Increase security for your iPhone 5 by five simple techniques

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Articles
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iPhone hackedAs an operating system, IOS has been always great for security, with the release of IOS 7, everything is being more positive. However, you cannot be sure 100% that your iPhone 5 is safe and secure, even with some simple techniques, attackers may get sensitive photos, documents or information from it.

The best way to deal with risk of attacks that is to increase the security for your iPhone 5 with some simple but effective ways, and then you do not need to think about it anymore.

Firmware Update

Nothing is perfect, your iPhone 5 is just a Smartphone running IOS, and it can have vulnerabilities probably. By this reason, there are several versions of the iPhone has released. As you know, the first version of iPhone has many security holes, but it is better and better after each update.

Although, the iPhone 5 has started with IOS 6 (not too old version) and now IOS 7, but you should keep your iPhone up to date whenever the update release.

If you never heard about IOS 7 while you use an iPhone 5, then right now is the proper time for you to do this stuff.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 5 to your computer through iTunes.
Step 2: Select the picture of iPhone 5 from the devices listed.
Step 3: Click on “Update” button and follow the instructions.

Activate the passcode feature

Activate the passcode

Activate the passcode

By using the passcode feature, your iPhone 5 will be more secure. The system will require a 4-digit password whenever you open your phone from sleep mode. This feature will protect your iPhone 5 from attacking users.
This feature may get you angry and frustrated sometimes, but it is very useful in case you do not want others using your iPhone.

How to use this feature:

Step 1: Open Settings and tap on General
Step 2: Select Passcode Lock and choose Turn Passcode On.
Step 3: Enter your 4-digit password and confirm.
Step 4: Turn off your iPhone 5 screen and turn it on, and then it will ask you to enter your password.

Auto-Lock feature

Auto-Lock feature

Auto-Lock feature

Auto-Lock is a very important feature in order to help you enhance security for your iPhone 5. There is not anything magic here, this feature just automatically puts your iPhone 5 into sleep mode after a certain idle time.
To enable this feature you need follow these steps below:

Step 1: Open Settings and tap on General
Step 2: Select Auto-Lock and set the proper time for your using.

Disable Automatic Network Association mode

Network Association mode

Network Association mode

Your iPhone 5 is set up to store and retain the connection of all Wi-Fi networks that has used. This feature allows your iPhone 5 automatically connect to these networks again at next time using.

However, you also need to disable this feature to enhance the security for your iPhone 5.

Step 1: Open Settings and select Wi-Fi
Step 2: Tap on the blue arrow next to the network icon that you want to ignore.
Step 3: Choose Forget This Network.

Disable JavaScript and Plug-ins

Disable JavaScript and Plug-ins

Disable JavaScript and Plug-ins

Similar to the web browser on your computer, the Safari browser on your iPhone 5 also uses JavaScript and Plug-ins for some using purposes. Anyway, some hackers may attack to the vulnerably holes from them. If you do not have purpose to use anything associated with Java and Plug-ins then disable 2 functions for safer while playing around Safari browser.

Step 1: Open Settings and select Safari browser
Step 2: Disable JavaScript and Plug-ins.

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