Lock it down – keep your iPhone safe from USB snooping

Ever worry about someone accessing your iPhone data while it’s locked? Fear not, you can easily disable USB accessories, like flash drives or keyboards, when your phone is locked.

Imagine your iPhone as a treasure chest, and your data as the valuables inside. Disabling USB access is like adding a lock on the chest, preventing anyone from opening it without your knowledge.

Here’s how to secure your digital treasure chest:

  1. Head to Settings: It’s usually the app with gears in the icon.
  2. Unlock the security vault: Go to “Face ID & Passcode” (or “Touch ID & Passcode” for older iPhones).
  3. Scroll down to find the “Accessories” section.

Make sure the toggle for “USB Accessories” is OFF. This ensures no USB device can access your data when your phone is locked. Disabling USB accessories when locked adds an extra layer of security to your iPhone, keeping your data safe and sound.

Bonus mobile security tip: Keep your iPhone software updated. Updates often include security patches that fix vulnerabilities and further protect your device.

So, take control of your iPhone’s security by disabling USB accessories on the lock screen, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your data is protected.