How many secrets do you think your iPhone can reveal to strangers?(secure) Even when it’s in your hands, placed on the table, or being charged from a laptop it can reveal quite a few—from personal correspondence and photos, to financial information and credentials. So how do you protect yourself? Well, you can follow our tips in order to maximize your iPhone security.

Keep in mind that doing everything we mention here will deprive your iPhone of some of its helpful features, but at the same time it will better protect your private data. You don’t have to follow all of the tips, so feel free to choose what you’re ready to sacrifice for the sake of security — it’s completely up to you.

11.Use a strong password instead of a 4 digit code

The simplest and most efficient way to protect your data is to use a strong password instead of a simple 4 digit pin code for unlocking your iPhone. It’s a good idea to use a combination of letters, digits and symbols. It’s even better if the password is requested immediately after the lock screen, without any delay. As an extra option, you can also turn the “erase data” feature on, so the device will wipe everything from its memory after 10 failed passcode attempts. But keep in mind that all the data will be erased forever and you won’t be able to recover it, so it’s best not to forget your password.

How will it help? It will reduce the chances of a criminal being able to guess your password.

Where can you set these requirements? Go to “Settings” – “Passcode” (or “Touch ID and passcode”) –> “Require passcode: immediately”; “Simple passcode: off”.

Use a strong password instead of 4 digit passcode and get rid of all notifications on a lock screen.