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Turn off Bluetooth to avoid getting AirDrop spam

Cybercriminals often use Bluetooth channels as a way to invade peoples’ smartphones. For user convenience, iPhone and Android devices automatically leave Bluetooth on. So to avoid receiving unwanted AirDrop spam, remember to always switch Bluetooth (and Wi-Fi) off when you’re done using it.

Erase your iPhone when it gets stolen

By logging into your iCloud account, you can erase all of the data on your iPhone remotely. This will keep your private information, such as credit card numbers and login credentials, out of the hands of thieves. Although, it’s important to mention that after erasing your device, you won’t be able to use tracking apps […]

Never jailbreak your iPhone

Jailbreaking is a trick used by iPhone owners to get access to applications outside of the Apple App Store. By doing so, the warranty on your phone will be voided. You’ll also potentially be exposed to viruses. After jailbreaking, your iPhone will lose most of its security features, making it a prime target for hackers.

Learn about new iPhone backup steps on macOS

Backing up an iPhone via iTunes was once one of the most secure ways to make a full copy of all of your data and apps and transfer it to a new device. Starting with macOS Catalina, though, iTunes is no longer available. Backup now goes through Finder, but still provides options for encryption.

Upgrade if you’re still using and iPhone 6 or earlier

With the launch of iOS 13 in September 2019, the once-popular iPhone 6/6 Plus is no longer able to be updated to the latest version of the OS. Accordingly, it’s a good idea to move on to a more current device. Sticking with an older model could put you at risk of malware infections or […]

Disable “Find My Device” services for Apple devices

If you own an iPhone and/or Mac, you might enabled “Find My iPhone” or “Find My Mac” at some point. Although theoretically useful, these services can create major headaches if someone assembles just a few basic and often publicly available pieces of information, like your full name and last four digits of a credit card […]