SOME SOLID TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR IPHONE MORE SECURE
Knowing you may have lost your pricey smartphone along with contacts, addresses, reminders, and everything else (even temporarily) is not a feeling you want to experience. We put together a few tips for securing your iPhone so if you do lose it, you'll worry much less. Read the full list: http://cnet.co/1NUdQjk
- •Use a passcodeThe standard passcode for iOS 9 is a six-digit passcode, though you can increase the strength of the passcode by choosing an alphanumeric passcode or a numeric passcode longer than six digits. You can also move in the opposite direction and choose a four-digit passcode, which was the default option prior to iOS 9. Either way, it's a quick and easy way to keep people from prying into your info.
- •Disable lock screen optionsEven if you have a rock-solid passcode, a nefarious individual can still get into your phone via the lock screen. In her efforts to be helpful, Siri can share too much information from the lock screen, freely displaying personal information to whomever finds your lost phone. If this thought scares you, then it's best to disable Siri from the lock screen.
- •Make your iPhone lock soonerIf you leave your iPhone behind in a restaurant or another public place, someone could act quickly and get into your phone before your passcode is required. Fortunately, you can set your passcode to be required after a specific amount of time has passed making it harder for would be thieves to gain access. Try to pick the shortest time you're comfortable with for added security.