Apple is known for its high standards of data security and privacy However, iPhones still fall victim to hackers. Criminals can take sensitive information through stealing it from iPhone applications that gather the data on a daily bases. This includes browsing history photos, passwords, images and the current location.
You can safeguard your iPhone from malware by using a secure password that you can remember and do not record anywhere (you should already be doing this). Turning off the notification content on the lock screen will keep out anyone who would gain access to your private information without unlocking the phone.
If you’d like to take things a step farther and use the Screen Time feature to create an alphanumeric password that is unique to you, or deactivate access to your 4-digit numeric passcode. This makes it harder for a burglar to through your passcode. You can also enable the function to erase all data from your iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts. This will render your iPhone inaccessible to thieves but it will remain useless to you if you are unable to access iCloud photos and other content.
Also, you should consider installing a reliable mobile security app like Clario. It can alert you to malicious sites and protect your identity from being stolen on Instagram and other social media platforms blocking annoying ads and potentially harmful ones, improve your privacy with a VPN and much more.