5 iPhone Security Apps to Keep Your Phone Private

May 12, 2017

11:20 am

Nowadays, people are learning the importance of privacy and security and the role it plays in their lives. A breach of privacy and information can have unprecedented results, from losing important startup data to being the victim of identity theft.

Those who are victimized by identity thieves often finds themselves in financial trouble. Most victims have had their information stolen through their phones, as a hacker was able to hack into the phone or that they found the victim’s phone and took all of their information from it. To protect yourself from this threat, here are five apps that can help you protect your personal info.

PassKey

Why stop at fingerprint screen locking when you can also use your fingerprint to lock single apps as well? With Passkey, you can now lock individual apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, Facebook, and Messenger using your fingerprints.

The app allows you to secure all your private data, and you can even use your fingerprint to login to any app or website. You can even use the feature across all of your devices. Download on the App Store for free.

Wire

This app offers a secure way of making video calls, live chats, and the sharing and distribution of images, files, and even sound recordings The app offers encryption from both the sender and the receiver, which means that the data is locked when you send it until your recipient receives it.

Wire also allows you to use different keys for each device, with the app sending a unique key code for every different login to maintain security. Download on the App Store for free.

1Password

1Password remembers all your passwords for you, and keeps them safe and secure behind the one password that only you know.

Just add your passwords and let 1Password do the rest. Sign in to websites and apps with just a few taps, and use the password generator to change your passwords and make them stronger. Download on the App Store for free.

Lookout

Similar to Apple’s Find My iPhone, this app tracks your device over GPS to help you locate your lost iPhone via the internet using your Lookout.com account. It also features remote access where you can use the website to let your phone ring to easily find it.

It backups your data, as well as keeps the last known location of your device before it runs out of batteries or if switched off. Download on the App Store for free.

Knock

Knock 2.0 makes unlocking your Mac faster and more secure than ever. The only thing you need is your iPhone. Now you can use it as a password. You never even have to open the app— just knock on your phone twice, even when it’s in your pocket, and you’re in.

If you have an Apple Watch, you can unlock your Mac right from your wrist. Download on the App Store for $5.99.

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Freelance tech journalist István Fekete covers the latest technology news and trends, such as mobile payments, Apple news and app reviews for multiple publications.

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