These days, people keep their entire lives on their smartphones. From personal information like credit card numbers and bills, to personal photos and videos, smartphone users carry a lot of private information with them at all times. Naturally, these people would like to be able to protect this sensitive information and make sure that it does not get into the wrong hands.
From protecting your iPhone from theft and viruses to making sure that no one reads your personal text messages, here is a list of six fantastic iPhone apps that can help you to secure every aspect of your phones and all the personal information found within them.
If you don’t want anyone reading your text messages, this is one of the best apps to look into. You can use a password to encrypt all of the text messages you don’t want people to see and then even if they do get into your phone and your messages, all of the sensitive messages will show up as a black chat bubble to anyone who doesn’t have the password needed to unlock them. The app can be used to hide photos as well.
This is the iPhone app to turn to for securing all of your media. It also works as a download manager. With Stash, you will be able to secure all of your photos, videos and other private documents. You can also use a private web browser with this app to download media right into your private directory.
If you are someone who constantly misplaces your phone, you need to check out this app. It allows you to sign in to your device remotely and then locate it. In the meantime, you can also display a message on it, lock your device or even erase all data remotely.
This is the ultimate app for preventing your iPhone from being stolen, and if it does get stolen, retrieving it. GadgetTrak can not only take a snapshot of the thief that took your phone, but it will also enable you to pinpoint its location and track down the culprit quickly and accurately.
If you are going to get an app for protecting your passwords, you might as well get the best one. 1 Password Pro is a bit on the pricey side, but it is easily the most complete and most popular app of its kind used by iPhone owners. The app allows you to securely save and store all of your favorite websites and their corresponding passwords so that you have them all in one place. You can also use the app to store credit card, membership numbers, and just about any other sensitive information found on your phone.
VirusBarrier is one of the best and most effective apps for keeping your iPhone and your home computer safe from viruses and malware that could potential infect both. It detects and gets rid of all potential threats immediately, keeping your smartphone and your computer free from danger. It works to stop all known Mac OS X, Windows and Unix viruses and malware.
With these five apps, you can rest assured that your mobile device and all the sensitive material on it will be safe and secure at all times.
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