Apple has taken user security and privacy as its utmost concern. Time and now, it has released updates and set new standards to ensure the same. A fine example of this is the iOS 14 update. The recent update unveiled numerous new features that add to user security and privacy. While most of the updates assure you flawless compliance from the backend, you need assurance for your device’s files and folders. This is where you need an app. Considering the raising concerns, I thought of sharing a list of some of the best security apps for iPhone and iPad that can transform your phone’s security standards. Let’s have a look.
- Find My iPhone
- Apple Wallet
- Surfshark VPN
- Lookout Mobile Security
- iNet Pro Network Scanner
- Safety Photo+Video Pro
- Foscam Surveillance Pro
- Secret Apps Photo Lock
- Avast Security & Privacy
1. Find My iPhone – Never lose your iPhone
Designed by Apple, Find My iPhone is an app that can help you locate your devices no matter where you misplace them. It utilizes the real-time location of your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac to identify their whereabouts. Not just that, even if your device is in silent mode, it’ll play sound for 2 minutes at full volume to ensure you can locate it with ease.
Besides, you can display a custom message, get driving directions to your device’s location, remotely erase content, and view recent location history.
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2. Apple Wallet – The most secured wallet
There’s so much more you get with Apple’s My Wallet app. It secures and allows you to use debit and credit cards, airline boarding passes, transit cards, student ID cards, event tickets, and much more. Using the in-built functionalities of iPhone and Apple Watch, you can also use it as your Car Key that can be used to unlock and access your car. Also, you get to earn through rewards and loyalty cards when using it.
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3. Surfshark VPN – Claim your digital security
Being secured in today’s web world is of utmost importance. With Surf Shark VPN, you can stay assured of a secured web experience; it is one of the best VPNs available and offers services on multiple devices. It also comes with an in-built ad blocker. Not just this, you can have its services at the most affordable rates.
Price: $2.21/month (24+3 Months)
4. Lookout Mobile Security – Overall security for your device
Lookout Mobile Security app is designed to deliver unbiased security in all aspects. It is adorned with safe browsing, theft alerts, SSN watch, identity restoration, assistance, etc. Besides this, it comes with safe WiFi functionality, which alerts you if you join a network that’s dangerous or under attack.
Also, it keeps a keen eye on your financial and personal information and alerts you whenever it finds anything getting exposed to a potential threat.
Price: Free (In-App purchases start at $2.99)
5. iNet Pro Network Scanner – Connecting you securely
iNet Pro Network Scanner app is bestowed with features including network scan, ping, portscan, device info, extensive help section, send scan results via email, etc. Besides these, it has a Bonjour browser that’s also known as zero-configuration networking. It enables auto-discovery of computers, services, and devices on an IP network. Also, you get wake on LAN functionality, which is extremely easy to use and set up.
6. Safety Photo+Video Pro – Keep your personal moments private
Safety Photo+Video Pro lets you keep your photos and videos securely locked to yourself. If your iPhone or iPad is used or accessed by other people, this app can be of great help. It comes with features like a biometric lock of photos and videos, intruder report, dot pattern for additional security, etc.
Moreover, you can also take photos and videos privately from the app itself.
7. Foscam Surveillance Pro – Keeping an eye wherever you are
Foscam Surveillance Pro app has been listed as one of the best surveillance app available on the App Store. It is designed to control cameras in all eight directions and avails you two-way audio with face detection and motion tracking. You can also adjust brightness and shift to landscape mode for better visibility. Also, you can take screenshots and have them saved in your iPhone’s gallery.
Besides, it also comes with zoom in and out feature for enhanced surveillance.
8. Secret Apps Photo Lock – Hide your secret contacts
Secret Apps is a one-stop app to have all things on your iPhone/iPad secured and password-protected. The app lets you have your photos, videos, passwords, notes, contacts, etc., secured using a pin, password, or biometric authentication. It also supports decoy mode and gives badge alerts to notify you about break-in attempts made in your absence. You can also keep some ‘secret contacts’ in your iPhone and iPad.
Price: Free (In-App Purchases starting $1.99)
9. Avast Security & Privacy – Stay protected from viruses
Avast Security and Privacy app is no new name in the antivirus industry. The app comes with free-to-use features like threat and vulnerability scan, malicious website blocker, WiFi Security, identity protection for one account, and photo vault for 40 photos. However, with a premium subscription, you can have identity protection for all your accounts and a photo vault for unlimited photos. Besides these, you also get VPN protection with your premium subscription.
Price: Free (In-App purchases start at $2.49)
10. iDiscrete – Your secret file manager
iDescrete recently released its version 3.0, and needless to say, it is worth every single penny. By installing this app, you invest in securing your private content, including images, videos, and other files. It supports almost all file formats and ensures that nobody can access them without your permission.
Perhaps, it’s the perfection with which the app is crafted that inspired the developers to give it this name.
Secure your iPhone with these best security apps
Among the apps listed above, I do have some of them on my device and ensure using them from time to time. I firmly believe it’s essential to leave no gap for anyone to tap into your personal space.
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