The iPhone is the most expensive consumer mobile phone on the market and it holds personal data that is extremely valuable to thieves. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are watching users enter their passcodes onto the device, learning how to determine the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and access all the data of a user stored in iCloud. Apple is developing updates to combat these methods. There are several ways that you can shield your iPhone from snatchers of apps.

Create a secure password. Whatever method you choose to use, Touch ID, Face ID or the 4-digit numeric code ensure that it is impossible to guess. This is the first step in keeping thieves from gaining access to your iPhone and your personal data.

Review all the apps that allow you to access your location services, camera and microphone on your iPhone. If you find any suspicious behavior (for instance, an app asking for your camera or contact list) Remove those permissions immediately. You can enable two-factor authentication within the Settings application as well as any other applications that allow it. This will prevent thieves from gaining access to your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A trusted security software can provide complete protection for your iPhone. Trend Micro’s app for free Mobile Security, for example, analyzes Internet behaviour to detect harmful websites and adware as well safeguarding your iPhone from identity theft through social media websites like Instagram. The app offers the best security by securing your privacy and blocking ads. F-Secure’s Safe is another excellent option for a secure iOS experience. It comes with a full security suite, including vaults for up to 40 photos, as well as a leak alert that will notify you when your email password has been leaked.