Apple is famous for setting high standards for user privacy and data security however, iPhones aren’t secure from hackers. It’s possible for criminals steal sensitive information from the numerous iPhone apps that collect it on a regular basis — including browsing history, personal pictures, current location, and passwords.

The simplest way to protect your iPhone against malware is by ensuring that you have a strong passwordone that you actually remember and that you don’t have to write down in a notebook somewhere (you should be doing this already). Another good idea is to disable the ability to show notification content on the lock screen which will prevent strangers from gaining access to personal information without accessing your phone.

If you’re looking to take it a step further, ensure that you utilize the Screen Time passcode feature that allows you to set up an alphanumeric password that you have created, or at least block access to your four-digit numeric passcode, which will make it much more difficult for a burglar to hack your passcode until they’ve gotten it right. You can also enable the feature that will erase all data stored on your iPhone after 10 incorrect passcode attempts, which will render your device unusable to thieves — but it could be useless to you too if you’re unable access your iCloud photos or other content.

Consider installing a mobile security application that you trust, like Clario. It will alert you to harmful websites, safeguard your identity from theft on Instagram and other social networks, block annoying and potentially dangerous ads, enhance your privacy with an VPN, and more.