#1: Setup Touch ID and a strong password
Everyone wants their device to be as secure as possible. When you’re setting up the iPhone 6 it will ask you if you want to enable Touch ID.
You’ll also be prompted to set up a 4-digit passcode as default but you should take steps to beef this up.
To make it harder for people to access your device Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and then switch off ‘Simple Passcode’. You’ll be prompted to enter a longer password with the ability to use alphanumeric characters
Tips for your password:
Make it as long as possible
Use a variety of characters
Use different passwords whenever possible
Sign-up for two-factor authentication
Use any factual information e.g. birthdays
Share your password over email or text
Use simple passwords like “12345”, “password” or “qwerty”
The strong password is there to give you peace of mind if the device ever goes missing.
There’s also another option for users who carry around sensitive information on the device. You can set the device to wipe all data if the passcode is entered incorrectly 10 times. This is a nice failsafe and can be activated via Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Erase Data.
#2: Enable backup
The ability to backup your Iphone is useful if you ever lose it as you can sync the new phone and pick up where you left off.
Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup to enable it. When your phone is plugged into a power supply and connected to Wi-Fi, all documents, accounts, photos and settings will be backed up.
#3: Hide photos
We’ve all had that awkward moment. Showing a friend or relative a few pictures in our camera roll and then suddenly swiping to an embarrassing picture. In iOS 8 it’s possible to hide those private photos by pressing and holding it and then tapping ‘Hide’. This means it will no longer show up in your camera roll and will be in its own ‘Hidden folder’.