As mobile devices become more integrated into our daily lives, the risk of theft has also increased. Losing an iPhone is not just a financial loss, but it can also lead to the exposure of personal information and data. In addition to that, a thief might try to lock you out of your device to make it harder for you to recover it. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself from iPhone thieves locking you out of your own device:
Set up Find My iPhone
One of the easiest ways to protect your iPhone from theft is to set up the “Find My iPhone” feature. This feature allows you to locate your iPhone on a map, remotely lock it, and even erase its data. To set up “Find My iPhone,” go to “Settings,” then “iCloud,” and turn on “Find My iPhone.” This way, you can locate your iPhone from any web browser or iOS device if it gets stolen.
Use a Passcode or Touch ID
Another important step is to set up a passcode or Touch ID to lock your iPhone. This will make it harder for someone to gain access to your device, even if they steal it. To set up a passcode, go to “Settings,” then “Touch ID & Passcode” and enter a passcode. You can also set up Touch ID, which allows you to unlock your iPhone using your fingerprint.
Enable Erase Data
You can also enable the “Erase Data” feature on your iPhone. This feature will erase all data on your iPhone after ten unsuccessful attempts to enter your passcode. To enable this feature, go to “