New year, new resolutions and new secure measures to install on your phone. You have long been keeping passwords and pin codes on your smartphones and didn’t ever thought to change it often but now is the time to start afresh with new pass codes specially having those apps that give secure encryption when you are moving around with your iPhone in public Wi Fi environment. There are so many security apps these days that promise to give you complete safety of your text, mails and other data on your mobile. With this assurance here are the best 10 security apps for your iPhone to keep your mobile content safe in 2018.
This free app is available to download from iTunes and it is an encrypted messaging and voice calling app that provides end-to-end encryption to secure all communications. The app can also verify the identity of people you are messaging and the integrity of the channel you are using. Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.
- Signal is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. Signal is the only private messenger that uses open source peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe.
- Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
- The Signal protocol is designed to operate in the most constrained environment possible. Using Signal, messages are instantly delivered to friends.
You need iOS 8 and above iOS device to have this app.
This free trial app is available at iTunes and is considered the best secure app to enjoy safe and unrestricted online browsing with the world’s most advanced VPN. With NordVPN app for iPhone you can privately surf the Web and secure your Wi-Fi connections against various cyber threats. Open the app and pick one of our 1100+ remote servers that are located in 60 countries. This will hide your IP address and you will appear to be somewhere else. With the NordVPN app on, all your Internet traffic is strongly encrypted and extremely difficult to decipher. It’s nice to know that using the NordVPN app, you can securely access websites and stream your favorite videos, even if they are censored in the country you are traveling.
This app requires iOS 9.0 and above device and also there are in app subscriptions with monthly being AU$17.49
This free app at iTunes keeps your passcodes safe as it saves all usernames and passwords on iPhone and iPad and syncs them across devices. Secure passwords can be created within the app. The app also allows for faster checkout and fills in forms with your bank information.
The built-in browser automatically stores and fills your information for one-click login. Also saves addresses and credit cards for faster online checkout and helps you create strong, unique passwords with a built-in password generator. Also stores frequent flyer numbers and other secure notes ans secure mobile PIN lets you access your Vault even faster from your iPhone or iPad. After initial login, your passwords and other data are available even when you’re offline. You need iOS8.0 and above compatible device to have this app.
Proton Mail is another free secure app for iPhone. It is the world’s largest encrypted email service with over one million users. The ProtonMail secure email app for iPhone brings easy-to-use email encryption to your mobile device by seamlessly integrating PGP end-to-end encryption. ProtonMail also provides a modern user interface with a full set of innovative features such as customizable swipe gestures and the ability to send expiring emails.
Keeply is a spy-level app for an average user. It stores your private moments and data – pins, credit cards, notes, photos and videos – right on the phone. Keeply provides a Fake Pin feature, which is an alternative password that you can give to your nosy friends or family – when they enter it, the app shows an empty application. Face-down Lock, on the other hand, causes Keeply to close immediately when it’s placed face down. It can also take a photo of anyone who enters a wrong PIN code into the phone.
With in app purchases this app is free to download on an IOS 9.0 and above smartphones. The keeply vault package AU$7.99
6. Secret Calculator
This free app is another app for storing your private photos, videos, notes, contacts and other sensitive data behind an innocent-looking calculator app. Secret Calculator Vault comes with a calculator lock type and icon which is a perfect match.
With in app purchases this app requires iOS9.0 and above compatible iPhone. The Utilities Pack & Remove ads cost AU$1.49
This app is old app since 2014 at the app store and is always a must-have app and service by Apple that allows remote tracking of iOS devices. Simply install this free app, open it, and sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it.
For missing iOS devices, Find My iPhone also includes Lost Mode. Lost Mode locks your device with a passcode and can display a custom message and contact phone number right on the Lock Screen. While in Lost Mode, your device can keep track of where it has been and report back so you can view its recent location history, right from the Find My iPhone app.
This is also an old app serving the purpose of fully encrypted voice communications providing encrypted VoIP connectivity for calls over 3G, 4G and WiFi. While Kryptos is not a replacement for mobile phone service, its function is to provide privacy for the calls.
Kryptos utilizes military grade 256 bit AES encryption to encrypt voice communications before transmission using 2048 bit RSA for key exchange. There is a monthly service fee of $10. If you would like to learn how you can receive a FREE 30-day trial of Kryptos, visit http://www.kryptos411.com
This app requires iOS3.0 and later iPhone device.
This is an app that will ring an alarm as soon as someone unauthorised touches the device. You can choose the lock option: Touch ID, pattern lock or passcode lock. You can even record your own alarm sound. This app is but not free and costs AU$1.49 and needs iOS 9.0 and above compatible iPhone.
10. Tor Messenger
This app is an encrypted messenger created by the makers of Tor, which you may know as the world’s most popular encrypted Internet browser. Tor Messenger is a cross-platform chat app that is secure by default and sends all messages over Tor Network. The app supports a good number of transport networks, like IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat and Yahoo. It also allows for Off-The-Record (OTR) messaging – a safe and encrypted way to have private conversations – over Tor’s network.