With the 2nd round leak of nude celebrity photos, Apple iCloud data security issues quickly became the hottest topic among the whole society. People begin to look for measures to increase iCloud data security and privacy. And here I'd like to tell you how to improve iCloud security for all iOS devices including iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5, iPad Air 2/Air, iPad mini 3/2, iPod touch, etc.
Whatever your iOS device is, iPhone, iPad or iPod, the following 6 ways prove to be effective to add extra security for iCloud data.
Just as the saying goes: "keep skeleton in the closet", keeping iCloud data on PC is relatively secure when compared with keeping them in iCloud. Then this is where iPhone Data Recovery steps in, which empowers you to selectively download iCloud backup to PC including photos, notes, voice memos, etc.
This is the most straightforward way to protect your iCloud data from being hacked into. All you need is to access Edit Your Apple ID >> Password and Security >> Change Password.
It's preferable to use at least 14-character-long password which combines numbers, symbols and capitalizations. And if possible, you'd better use different password interchangeably and avoid using the same one all the time.
For extra security, you can also activate Apple's double-login feature in iCloud, which requires you to enter an additional verification code aside from Apple username and password before signing to iCloud. And the entire process is illustrated in the picture below.
All you need is to navigate to Edit Your Apple ID >> Password and Security >> Two-Step Verification >> Get started and then just follow the directions to proceed.
Since the feature is considered as the bug to the iCloud security issue, turning the feature off would be a good idea to keep iCloud data in a more secure situation. To achieve this, you need to go to Settings >> iCloud >> Turn off Find My iPhone.
Turning off iCloud ensures that your iOS devices are not syncing with iCloud all the time. So go to Settings >> iCloud, login to iCloud and turn off any option that you don't want to sync to iCloud.
Or you can go to Settings >> iCloud >> Delete Account, which guarantees that iCloud will never back up any iOS data.
Don't download apps elsewhere except Apple store, especially those with "Untrusted App Developer" tag on.
Though it's not likely to appear a wide-scale hack of iCloud, you can't be too careful. And if you want to know more about keeping iCloud photos safe, please click here.