Secure your iCloud Account: iCloud is very important in terms of its security for protecting personal information such as pictures, documents, etc. On daily basis we have attacks and cyber threats from the internet by various means, one should take some safety precautions to make their accounts more secure and safe from such attacks.
Steps for protecting your iCloud account
1- Change the password
The password manager is a very handy tool through which you can easily create a strong and tough to crack passwords. Never use weak passwords such a 12345678 or dictionary words. These passwords are easy to guess.
Make sure you always have a strong and long iCloud account’s. The password should be containing uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers and of 12 to 15 characters in length is fine.
2- Set up multi-factor authentication
If by mistake you have given your password to someone else for the iCloud account. Make sure you enabled the double factor authentication which is an added layer of security.
In order to enable multi-factor verification, just go to Settings or System Preferences from your iPhone/iPad/Mac, or just sign in to your Apple ID account and go to Security. From there you will get the option to enable Two-Factor Authentication.
3- Select security questions
If you have not logged into Apple iPhone account for quite a long time, it may ask you for the security question. Users can add up to three security questions, and then the security questions will have to be answered to access the iCloud account.
If you wish to reset the security questions, follow these steps:
- In order to find the security questions, sign into the Apple account using the ID and password.
- Locate the Security section and check that a rescue email is added.
- Below Security Questions, you will find a link called Change Questions. Click on it.
- A box will crop-up asking you to answer the security questions.
- Click on the link below the security questions saying Reset your security questions.
- Now, head to the inbox of the rescue email and open the email sent by Apple.
- Just hit the Reset Now button.
- Sign into your Apple ID account again.
- Now, you will be prompted to set different security questions.
- After setting the security questions, hit the blue Update option at the lower right corner of the prompt.
Sign out of iCloud when you are not using the device
Lastly, you should never use a public device or network to access your iCloud account.
Also, as an additional measure, change the password after logging out. Similarly, it is strictly recommended to not share the Apple account login credentials with others.
Garry, he has been making people aware of security threats from so long, to make the internet a safer place to browse on. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, Antivirus, malware, social networking, internet, and new media. He writes for Norton security products at www.norton.com/setup.