For any Apple user, their Apple ID is one of the most critical aspects of their lives as many of their essential details and data can be accessed with this ID. Thus, securing this particular ID is even more important than securing any other things. Your Apple ID is a connection between your Mails, Calendar, Reminders, iCloud, and all other Apple subscriptions like iTunes or other apps. In this tutorial, I will be helping you with how you can secure your Apple ID from the iPhone or iPad so that you could keep your personal information safer from malicious activities.
The thought only of having your Apple ID hacked can be very terrifying. And thus, in order to secure your Apple ID, we have compiled a list of some tricks that you could take and safe-guard your ID. However, you don’t have to be clueless at all about how you can secure your Apple ID as I am here to help.
Tips to Make your Apple ID More Secure from iPhone or iPad
- Changing Apple ID Password Regularly
- Sign Out of Other Devices
- Turn On Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID
- Random Security Answers
- Filter websites where you sign-in
Tip #1: Changing Apple ID Password Regularly
It is no surprise that you should be changing your password regularly in order to protect your ID from getting hacked. It is advisable to change your password every 15-20 days or at the most every month to avoid any hacks or nefarious activities. Gone are the days of having passwords with your name and birthdate or anniversary. However, your password should be unique and complicated so that it is difficult for a hacker to guess your password and hack into your Apple ID.
Use various symbols, alpha-numeric combinations along with having random upper-lower case letters to make it unique. You could also take help from one of the Password Manager apps that would suggest you passwords, and you can also keep them stored in the app so that you don’t have to remember them.
Tip #2: Sign Out of Other Devices
If you are someone who has multiple Apple devices and doesn’t seem to use each one, then I would suggest to log out of the devices that you don’t use actively. The main reason why I am suggesting this tip is often times the kids use such ‘not-in-use’ devices, and they might mindlessly open random webpages that might record your data and hack into your Apple ID.
In my opinion, it is better to have a separate Apple ID for the kids and spare Apple devices so that your primary ID is not exposed to any threats. Also, if you have to keep your system at your workplace, then you should also keep a sperate Apple ID for your work to keep the hackers at bay.
Tip #3: Turn ON Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID
Two-Factor Authentication is one of the best ways to secure your Apple ID as every time you wish to sign in with your ID, you will have to enter a six-digit code that will be displayed on your trusted device. To set up two-factor authentication, you will have to follow the following easy steps:
Open Settings → Tap on Apple ID Profile → Password and Security → Turn On ‘Two-Factor Authentication.’
You will have to then follow the on-screen prompts that appear and set up your two-step authentication successfully.
Tip #4: Random Security Answers
Looking at your profile or digging a bit deeper into your social media handles, I can easily know what school you attended or what is your mother’s maiden name or probably, which is your favorite sports team. Basically, what I am trying to say is that in the digital era, it is not really difficult to know the answers to your security answers. However, you can easily set random security answers that are not obvious.
You can also take help from the password managers to generate random answers, and you can store them on that app. The reason why I am asking you to take help from these apps is that no one can ever guess a random combination of letters, symbols, and numbers.
Tip #4: Filter websites Where you Sign-In
Now, there is a long list of malicious websites that try and hack into your system by asking you to sign in. So, it is best to filter all the websites that you give access to your Apple ID. Thankfully with iOS 13, Apple has introduced a new feature with the Sign-In with Apple ID. So basically this, new feature hides all your information and signs-in using a random email-id. All the information sent to this particular random ID would be redirected to your Apple ID without sharing any of your personal information.
Well, that were all the tips you could implement to safeguard your Apple ID. Mention in the comments below if you have any other tricks for securing your Apple ID.
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