If you are using your smartphone to perform financial transactions like online shopping and other internet based functions it is essential that your phone remain in safe hands. The more functions our phones perform the more necessary it becomes to keep them safe and secure. These 12 iPhone security apps will go a long way to avoiding security problems.
Today we have the top security apps that will help keep your iPhones and iPads safe from all types of theft and even the peeping.
It is a well-known name in password management and includes features like auto-fill, sync etc. This app adds a layer of protection to protect your passwords. The app generates passwords that are highly secure and you can keep your accounts separate and manage them easily too. Priced at $9.99, it is not very expensive either.
This app is another way to have secure and strong passwords as it remembers all your passwords and even other sensitive data. It can be used to create unique and secure passwords. This app is free and is a nice alternative if you don’t want to shell out money for password security.
Lookout is a different type of security app. It is a device tracker and works like Apple’s Find My iPhone. The app tracks your device using GPS and helps you track a lost phone via another device using the Lookout account. It can help retrieve stolen phones since it can ring the phone remotely or even send a message to the lost phone. It also has other interesting features like saving the last location of your iPhone before it is turned off or runs out of battery and backing up contacts.
Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone is Apple’s own GPS tracking app. It can be installed on your phone to track its location and to even control it. You can perform functions remotely such as wiping away the data or making the phone raise an alarm. The app is free and your phone can be tracked with your iCloud account making it easy to access.
Best Phone Security Pro
This app is specially for content security and will protect your iPhone from unauthorized access. It has a passcode lock to protect the phone and anyway using it without the proper code will be scared off by an alarm that can be set. Features include being able to choose or record your own alarm sound. The app can also capture the photo of anyone who tries to access your phone illegally.
Foscam Surveillance Pro
Like the name indicates this app is for surveillance. You can use the live feed from six cameras at various locations and even control their movement. This is a cheap surveillance app and is ideal for small business owners or anyone who wishes to have access to the security cameras at a small place which doesn’t have more than 6 cameras. There are also a number of similar iPhone security apps on the market.
This is a new app that can reroute and encrypt all web traffic on your phone to make the connection private. VPNs are a type of iPhone security apps that make it possible to connect remotely to, say, your work computer (if you’ve used Citrix at work, this is the same kind of program).
Keeply is a high tech app and can save the users data safely on the phone. It is a good choice to make if you want to save credit card details or other such private notes on your phone. There is even a fake password feature that will make the app look like its empty when entered. so if someone asks you for a password to the app you don’t have to give them the real one.
Lock It Up!
Lock It Up! Is an app that allows users to lock their other devices using an iPhone, it is a cloud based app and is a great way to prevent data theft or just to lock your computer when you left it at home and don’t want mom to see it.
Another of the messaging iPhone security apps that let you communicate security. Signal uses encryption to provide security to your communication. it includes messaging and voice calls and can also be used to verify the identity of the person and the channel they are using. It is available for free download.
Secure messaging is taken to the next level with Wire. It also has encrypted live audio and video calling features and the app sends a new key code every time you log in to maintain top notch security.
This is a new gen app and was created to organise the inbox by relevance or importance. The app itself doesn’t store any information but just organises it on your own phone. It is a self-learning app and is free to download