Four iPhone Password Tricks You Must Know – Stop Hackers in Seconds
YOU WILL use your iPhone to create accounts and log in all the time – but are you staying safe?
Here are four tips to ensure your iPhone password is as secure as possible.
We’re constantly being told to choose complicated passwords – but that’s difficult with so many accounts.
iCloud Keychain remembers the passwords you type on your phone, encrypts them, and stores them in the cloud.
This allows you to choose very strong passwords without having to remember them – your phone simply enters them for you when you log in.
This is one of the best defenses against hackers.
“iCloud Keychain remembers things so you don’t have to,” Apple explains.
“It automatically fills in your information — like your Safari usernames and passwords, credit cards, Wi-Fi networks, and social network logins — on any device you authorize.
“iCloud Keychain stores your passwords and credit card information in a way that Apple can’t read or access.”
And the Safari web browser now has a special feature called Strong Passwords.
When you log into a service on Safari, you are given the option to use an automatically generated password that is very difficult for hackers to crack.
This password is automatically stored in your iCloud keychain, so you don’t even have to remember it.
You can also manually create your own passwords and then add them to iCloud Keychain.
So if you’re not happy with an Apple password (or create an account on a non-Apple device), you can easily add it to your iPhone later.
Just navigate to the Passwords folder in your iPhone settings and then add an account.
And then you can save it and the login details will be shown next time when you login to this website.
If you use the password storage method, you need to come up with strong credentials.
First, review a list of the most common passwords to make sure you’re not breaking simple rules.
Avoid picking single words, family names, cities, sports teams, or other words that are easy to guess.
Longer passwords are significantly harder to crack, as are logins with numbers, symbols, and some capital letters.
If a password is too difficult to remember, add it to your password manager.
Strong passwords can be a great defense, but they could still be stolen—or guessed if you’re really unlucky.
So try not to rely solely on a password.
Many popular apps and websites offer something called two-factor verification.
This means that someone logging into your account must use a password and some additional information.
Usually this is a special code sent to you via SMS or email.
But some apps even let you generate codes using a physical authenticator that you can carry around on a keychain.
If there is an option for two-factor verification, always enable it.
This prevents hackers from accessing your account even if they know your password.
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