With an Apple ID set up, you can begin securely setting up your iPhone or iPad. Ryan Spence explores the steps needed to set up secure access through password and fingerprint authentication. Understand the various use cases for each security measure to protect your device from theft and remote hackers.
- When I initially set up my iPhone,…I chose not to enable access security.…No security is a bad idea.…I'm going to secure my iPhone.…On an Apple device I can set access security…using custom alphanumeric, custom numeric,…four-digit numeric, or touch ID.…The best security is an alphanumeric password.…To set this up, I'll go to Settings,…Touch ID & Passcode.…In devices without Touch ID, go to Settings and Passcode.…
I'll tap Turn Passcode On,…and then under Passcode Options…I'll select Custom Alphanumeric Code…and type my code of choice.…I'll re-enter my passcode to confirm and activate it.…Now I have a complex passcode protecting…access to my device, but that sure is a lot of characters…to enter every time I need to unlock my device.…Enter Touch ID.…To use Touch ID, my device must have a passcode already set.…I just took care of that, so now I want to set up Touch ID.…
To set up Touch ID, I will tap Settings,…Touch ID & Passcode, I'll enter my passcode…and I'll touch Add a Fingerprint.…Follow the instructions, but also know,…
- Understanding mobile security risks
- Buying and disposing of mobile devices
- Setting up mobile passwords
- Implementing lock screen security
- Adjusting Android admin settings and iOS privacy options
- Setting up options to find your phone
- Securing cameras, microphones, and other hardware on your mobile device
Skill Level Beginner
1. Considering the Need for Security
2. Securing an Android Device
3. Securing an iOS Device
4. Securing Device Hardware
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