Apple’s iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 were the most anticipated updates of the year, and now both has arrived in the worldwide retail and online markets. However, both iOS 10 and iOS 9 both might seem identical in the looks, but both are very different in features.

Apple has put the keen eyes on its security and privacy features on its products after the FBI-Apple disaster. This is not an excuse to play your part in securing your phone from the illegal access of other people as your phone is the main source of your personal contents and key codes to credit cards and bank details.

Therefore, you can ensure that to enable all those strong iPhone device security features by following simple yet effective steps:

Apple’s iOS 10 Security and Privacy

Encode Your iPhone Device


Now, the company has placed strong safety and privacy features in its iPad and iPhones. An unlocked mobile phone considered as a door to valuable data that can be used for illegal purposes at wrong hands.

But it is also workable to encrypt it with a password, pin or fingerprints. Moreover, to set up Touch ID your passcode needs to be enabled initially. To allow Passcode feature, you can follow below-given steps:

  • First, you navigate to Settings option
  • Head to Touch ID & Passcode (On older devices navigate to Settings > Passcode)
  • Now, you can enter a 6-digit passcode or tap on the passcode options so that you can choose a 4-digit numeric pin.
  • To enable the feature, you can enter your new passcode again.

Tip: Passcodes that are long can take hundreds of possible combinations to crack a code; however, it is also advisable to enter a 6-digit passcode.

Touch ID

Talking about Touch ID, it is a robust yet smart feature of iOS. It also raises the requirement for entering passcodes and passwords with one touch of your finger. Follow these below mentioned steps you allow this high-end feature:

  • First, clean your home button and your fingers dry.
  • You can navigate to Settings>Touch ID and Passcodes, so you can enter your numeric passcode when quick.
  • Then, hold your device like simply do to touch home button and choose “Add a fingerprint.”
  • You need to do is touch the home button softly using your finger; however, do not press it. You can do is remove it upon vibration or prompted.

Now, you can continue to lift and rest your finger on the screen very gradually and every single time adjusting the positions of your fingers.

The next setup screen asks you to adjust your grip upon successful adjustment. You need to hold your device as normally do and touch the home button using the edges of our fingertip.

Tip: It is advisable to you not to make use of Touch ID to unlock your iPhone if you are concerned with law enforcement agencies.

Make Use of Find My iPhone Feature

Using Find My iPhone, you can by default on your iPhone device. You can navigate to Settings>iCloud>Tap Find My iPhone.

Important Tip: Allow the option “Send Last Location”. Through this way, you can get the option your iPhone device to ping your last location to Apple when your device gets off.

Limiting Data Access

Do you know that if your iPhone is unlocked, then anyone can access your messages history to check whom you are talking? The more you use your iPhone for daily use, your messages will get messy. You can also self-destroy your messages by setting several days and you can prevent others from accessing your messages.

You can follow this step: Navigate to Settings>Messages>Keep Messages. You can also do this with your audio messages in the same option.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

A lot of hackers attempt to crack and snip Apple IDs of iPhone. You can also place two-factor authentication and link it with your trusted devices and phone number to prompt you every time your account tries to access. You can follow below-given steps to allow the two-factor authentication:

  • You can navigate to Settings>iCloud option>Select your Apple ID.
  • Choose Password and Security.
  • Choose the option “Turn On Two-Factor Password Authentication.”

Tip: You can do is remember these things at the time of setting up two-way factor authentication.

  • Your Apple ID password.
  • You can keep your trusted devices updated.
  • Make use of passcode for all your devices.
  • You can keep your trusted devices physically secure.

Handle Your Location Information

All you can do is manually select to enable or limit location information with the application installed on your iPhone device. For better performance, the application will request your location; however, it also tracks you for targeted ads.

If you want to manually set up the apps permissions, you can do is navigate to Settings>Privacy>Location Services> Select apps to allow or disable.

Tips: With Apple built-in apps like Maps, Calendar, and other apps, you can choose location information. Scroll down to the option System Services>Frequent Location> Disable it while in Location Services option. If you do not want to enable your iPhone to share location information, you can hit Clear History to clear previous locations data.

Make Use of VPN Service

You can get numerous benefits of security and privacy with the help of VPN. However, it will also protect your internet activities, your apps data packets by encrypting your iPhone.

There are various social websites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube that are blocked in China, so you can bypass geo-restrictions in China using guest blocked in China. There are various popular guest posts obtainable on Apple Store.

So, these are some of the important tips that will help you to secure privacy on Apple iOS 10. However, if you are also looking forward to getting your desired iOS 10 app development, you should hire an experienced iPhone app developer from any trusted company. At the time of hiring any developer, you can check his/her portfolio.