5 safe and secured apps for Apple users

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iPhone users pride themselves on having the capacity to engage with user-friendly applications that optimises their data capacity. From the news to weather, games, sports, video, social media and photography – your average iPhone will be packed with fun and informative apps.

Given that the brand new iPhone X is selling on the retail market for just over $1,500 domestically, users are wanting as many bells and whistles as possible.

Yet the concern for security should remain at the forefront of any investment into a communication device that holds a tremendous amount of personal data concerning banking, address details and much more.

It is therefore paramount to cover your bases and engage with applications that keeps predators from the door. Here are 5 of the safest and most secured apps for Apple users on any iPhone device.

NordVPN

This Virtual Private Network provider works to keep your web traffic tightly confidential through a means of encryption. By engaging in the security protocol IKEv2/IPsec, NordVPN is one of the best failsafe apps on the market for iPhone users to ward off hackers at the pass.

Signal

While WhatsApp appears to have cornered the market on chat encryption, Open Whisper Systems’ Signal falls short on none of those benchmarks and in some cases, even exceeds them.

Texts, group messages, media attachments and phone calls are all encrypted to military grade efficiency, closing any loophole for external sources to tap into this source.

1Password

With so many apps and logins across a variety of your Internet usage, it can be so easy to forget a password on your account. Every domain will carry a unique specification where character limits, upper case and numbering requirements make the differential all the more stark.

1Password on the iPhone is ideal to allow you to keep your passwords secure and varied – a tactic that is highly recommended from security experts.

WhatsApp

Since it’s release in January of 2009, WhatsApp has established itself as a market leader. Developed with Facebook, the Voice over IP (VoIP) service ensures that all data between users is end-to-end encrypted.

This comes highly recommended for individuals who are not on unlimited texting phone plans but even for those that are, utilising WhatsApp will keep all messages and communication private. Just watch out for data usage as a strong Wi-Fi connection will prevent eating into data on the phone plan.

Mynigma

Gmail might dominate the email landscape, but the proclivity to push that data into the cloud can put that information at a higher risk of hackers. An email security app like Mynigma for instance will offer the end-to-end encryption all users will crave.

This app can easily be downloaded and utilised across various devices should you need or wish to switch your phone plan. Given the sensitive nature of email data security, an application in the mold of Mynigma is too good to pass up, especially without incurring any cost for the user.

Private Photo Vault – Pic Safe

For many individuals out there, photos can be incredibly sensitive and private pieces of content. Whether they be for private or professional purposes, it is easy to overlook photo security when digital data is front and center of our focus.

This would place an app like Private Photo Vault from Legendary Software Labs high up the agenda. Combining software that locks photos and video for the user, this free application is one of the best in the business. The latest version 9.1 is suited for any iOS device, requiring a PIN to access your imagery and video content.