Apple is renowned for its high standards of data privacy and privacy however iPhones still fall victim to hackers. Criminals can elude sensitive information by stealing data from iPhone apps that collect this data on a daily bases. This includes browsing history, passwords, images, and current location.
The simplest way to protect your iPhone against malware is by ensuring that you use a secure passcode- one that you can actually remember and not note down anywhere (you should be doing this anyway). Turning off the notification content on the lock screen will protect you from unauthorized access to your personal data without unlocking the phone.
If you’d like to take things further you can utilize the Screen Time feature to create an alphanumeric passcode that you can customize, or block access to your 4-digit numeric passcode. This makes it harder for burglars to brute for your passcode. You can also turn on the feature that will erase all data stored on your iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts, which will render your device unusable for thieves — though it may be useless to you if you’re not able access your iCloud photos or other content.
Finally, consider installing a reputable mobile security app like Clario. It can alert you to unsafe websites, protect you from identity theft on Instagram and other social media, block harmful and irritating ads, increase your privacy by using a VPN, and more.