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Your iPhone or iPad could be a gateway for security risks, identity theft, predators, and other cyber-threats to infiltrate your home and family.

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Apple’s premium devices have been around for years, and while their security is famous for being top-notch, there are still plenty of holes you can fill. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and you may not know where to start.

Don’t worry; we’ve got your back! This guide has three quick tips you can utilize to upgrade your security settings in minutes.

First, you’ll need to locate these settings:

Finding the Right Settings

Most likely, your device will allow you to do a search in the Settings. Swipe down from the top of Settings to find the magnifying glass symbol 🔎 (search bar), where you can type the keywords.

Tip: Try searching for things like: “system”, “update”, “software”, “version”, “lock screen”, “passcode”, etc.

Step 1: Download Updates

Ensure your device has downloaded the latest system updates. This is the strongest layer of protection you can have against malware.

Step 2: Screen Lock & Passcode

Having a screen lock, passcode, fingerprint lock, or facial ID will help keep your device physically secure—in case it is lost or stolen.

Step 3: Find my Device

Setting up this function allows you to locate your iPhone or iPad if you misplace it, as well as giving you control to lock-down or erase your personal data if the device is ever lost or stolen.