How to protect your iPhone from thieves

According to recent studies, iPhone thefts are on the rise, and Apple gadgets pose a severe security concern when used in public places.

Thieves have learned that the passcode required to unlock an iPhone is the most potent weapon for circumventing other security measures, and once they have access, there is nothing you can do. This article emphasizes the significance of safeguarding your iPhone against theft and understanding what to do if it is lost or stolen.

Apple introduced the recovery key as an optional feature in 2020 as an additional degree of security against hackers. It is a 28-character code that is produced at random to prevent outsiders from resetting your Apple ID password. However, few people use it because the corresponding setting is hidden behind a slew of others, and losing the recovery key will lock users out of all devices associated with a particular Apple ID.

To avoid this, users should use Face ID/Touch ID or a bespoke alphanumeric code to reduce the likelihood that criminals will remember it. They may also create a recovery contact and generate frequent offline backups of
critical data.

If an iPhone is lost or stolen, the process of convincing Apple to let you back into your account after thieves lock you out of it involves, at best, going in person to Apple’s headquarters or writing a check for $10,000. However, most times, the company will only help you if you provide the recovery key.

The sources for this piece include an article in TechSpot.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

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