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10 Tips to Safeguard Your Smartphone and iPad in 2024

In a world where our smartphones and iPads are our indispensable companions, ensuring their security is non-negotiable.  

Here’s your user-friendly guide to keeping your devices safe from cyber threats in 2024:

1. Regular Software Updates

Stay ahead of potential cyber threats by regularly updating your device’s operating system and applications. Manufacturers release updates to address vulnerabilities, ensuring your devices are fortified against emerging risks. 

2. Ensure You Have Comprehensive Device Insurance

Safeguard your digital assets by ensuring your devices are covered by comprehensive insurance. Fortress, for example, offers all-encompassing protection, including theft insurance, worldwide coverage, and coverage for accidental damage. Your peace of mind is our priority.

3. Secure Public Wi-Fi Usage

Avoid connecting to unsecured public Wi-Fi networks when handling sensitive information. Disable automatic connections to prevent unintentional exposure to potential security risks.

4. Manage App Permissions

Take control of your privacy by reviewing and managing app permissions. Only grant necessary access and be cautious of apps requesting more permissions than they need.

5. Regular Data Backups

Safeguard your essential data by regularly backing up your devices. Utilize cloud-based services or external storage to ensure you can recover your information in case of a cyber incident.

6 Enhance Physical Security

Secure your devices physically by setting up lock screen protection and utilizing biometric features. Avoid leaving your devices unattended in public spaces to minimize the risk of physical access.

7. Stay Alert to Phishing Attempts

Be wary of phishing attempts through emails, messages, or calls. Verify unexpected communications and avoid clicking on suspicious links to protect your personal information.

8. Install Comprehensive Security Software

Install reputable security software to protect against viruses and malware. These applications provide an additional layer of defense, ensuring your devices are shielded from malicious software.

9. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Add an extra layer of security by enabling 2FA for your accounts. This requires a second form of verification, enhancing the protection of your personal and sensitive information.

10. Create Secure Passwords

Ensure the strength of your passwords by steering clear of easily predictable details like birthdays or common words. Strive for a password that is at least 12 characters long, incorporating a blend of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters. It’s essential to periodically update your password to enhance its security. 

Arm Yourself with Digital Resilience 

Empower yourself with these user-friendly tips to navigate the digital world confidently. By adopting these practices and ensuring comprehensive device insurance, you contribute to a safer digital experience for everyone. 

If you’d like to find out more about protecting, securing and insuring your phone then get in touch with us today.

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