10 Ways To Make Your iPhone More Secure

Here are some tips to make your iPhone more secure. In addition to using a long and random passcode, you can also prevent others from accessing your data in various ways if you select the right settings now.

Comments: 11 Responses to “10 Ways To Make Your iPhone More Secure”

    John Bianca
    4 weeks ago

    Are you sure that apple support address is correct for setting the SIM passcode?

    J
    4 weeks ago

    OK, the SIM passcode Apple address works. For some reason (bad typing?) it did not work for me a few times.

    J
    4 weeks ago

    My carrier (Spectrum) says they don’t allow putting a passcode on their SIM card. The person I talked to at Spectrum was rather rude & kept cutting me off as I tried to explain that it seems my iPhone XR has a setting to do this as presented in your video. I called Spectrum because I had tried to enter a SIM passcode & the phone gave me a message it was an invalid entry. It also said I had two chances left. That’s when I called Spectrum and got stonewalled by them.

    4 weeks ago

    J: I wouldn’t worry about it too much. If I ranked these in importance, I would put a SIM card passcode way at the bottom.

    J
    4 weeks ago

    Thanks!

    Philip
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Gary,
    I tried to enter a SIM passcode per your instructions on my iPhone 12 Pro using iOS 14.1 with a Verizon SIM card but my phone didn’t accept this and started counting down the number of attempts it would allow displaying the message that I only have just 2 attempts left. I am worried about proceeding with this SIM passcode procedure. Your advice?
    Thanks, Philip

    3 weeks ago

    Philip: Don’t worry too much about it. Most people don’t have it set, so it Verizon doesn’t want you to, then it isn’t that important for most people.

    Philip
    3 weeks ago

    Hi again, Gary –
    Thanks for your reply above.
    One quick additional question, please:
    If I enable the “Erase Data” (after 10 failed passcode attempts) feature, does that denote 10 cumulative failed attempts over the life of the phone while I’m the registered owner, or does it denote 10 failed attempts within a shorter time frame (e.g, 5 min., 1 hour, 1 day, etc.)?

    3 weeks ago

    Philip: It is 10 attempts in a row.

    Pam
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Gary,
    I appreciate your MacMost tips. I listened to your 10 tips for security for my iphone SE. I went and turned ON SIM PIN. However, now I cannot use my phone. I did write down a code as you suggested before turning on the SIM PIN. but it does not work. I am LOCKED OUT of using my iphone right now. What do I do?

    3 weeks ago

    Pam: You’ll need to call your mobile phone provider. They are the only ones who can help.

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