Creating an Apple ID is very beneficial. It allows you to use the Apple services like iTunes, App Store and iCloud. iCloud lets you store and sync files across different devices. You just need to use that same account across all devices for that. You can also set up tighter security measures for your Apple ID. This will help to protect your ID so that it is not misused. It is also better in the sense if you save sensitive information like your credit card details.
Make Sure You Have a Strong Password
- This is applicable for users if you use a really simple password.
- Make sure you have more than eight characters in the password.
- Have an upper case or a lower case letter.
- Make sure you have at least one number.
- Do not repeat letters and numbers in your password.
- You can also use special characters like @, #, &, etc.
- Avoid using passwords like 1234, qwerty, iloveyou, etc. These are commonly used passwords in the internet and easy to guess and your iCloud will be easier to hack.
Hence, you should get to changing your iCloud’s password. You will need to login first in to your Apple ID
How to Change Your iCloud Password?
- Go to appleid.com.
- Type in your email address and password of your Apple ID.
- Then, you will be directed to the Manage you Apple ID page.
- In the Security option, click the Change Password… link.
- You will need to answer two of your Security Questions. Click on Continue.
- Then the Reset Password page will load.
- First, type in your current password.
- Now, create a new Password. You will need to re-enter the same password in the box below.
- Make sure to look at the Password Strength checker below.
- If it says your password strength is too weak, don’t save it. Keep trying until your Password strength is strong.
- Finally, click on the Change Password option.
This is one way to save your tighten the security of your Apple ID. You can also set difficult answers for your Security Questions. This will make it possible for others to guess them.
How to Set Difficult Answers for Your Security Questions?
- Make sure you are logged in at appleid.com.
- Then, on the Manage your Apple ID page, look at Security Section.
- Click the Change Questions… link.
- Choose three Security Questions.
- Then, type in an answer that is in a sense ridiculous for each question.
- For instance, if you choose What was your childhood pet?. Answer with Geyland International Football club.
- That will be an answer that not everyone can guess in random.
- Once, you have set all three, click the Change Password option.
- Make sure you save the answer somewhere safe where you can have access later.
How to Add a Rescue Email Address?
One other way is also to have a rescue email address just in case.
- Click the Add a Rescue Email… link.
- Answer two of the Security Questions that was set.
- Then, provide an email address that is different from the one you used to sign up.
- Verify that email address.
- Hence, you will have a fall back email address.
You should also make sure that security of the browser is fool proof. It can be seen whenever you use the browser to surf the net. That process is known as checking for Encryption and SSL.
How to Check Whether Your Browser Uses Encryption and SSL?
- Open up your browser.
- Load the appleid.com.
- Now, when the page finishes loading, look at the left corner of you address bar.
- You should see a Lock icon.
- This is an indication of your browser using encryption and SSL.
- That will make sure all your browsing is encrypted, safe and secure.
So make sure you do not use browsers which does not have security. This is because it makes you Apple ID’s security weaker. Or for instance, using browsers on public computers can be dangerous. This is because you may never know if the computers has a phishing software that can steal private and sensitive information.
You can even turn on two-step verification for your Apple ID for extra layer of security. Be safe and beware of your surroundings.