A cell phone that is almost 1000,-€, should be well protected, it should be clear. Especially in the case of the iPhone 4, which is a real investment for many, it is worth once again to consider the safety of the smartphones in the everyday dangers. But also for the predecessor models, it’s worth, because most sensitive data on Smartphones and of which a lot are: photos, videos, apps with personal data, contacts and SMS. In the event of loss of the phones have this data be protected.
Damage to the phone insure
what to do when 4 cracks Gets the new iPhone or the iPhone 3 G S has an unsightly line of light? Damage to soft – and hardware must be secured. There’s different ways.
Basis: guarantee and warranty
Not only data must be protected, but also the device itself. The basic protection against damage and defects on the unit here is the warranty by the seller and the manufacturer’s warranty by Apple. This warranty applies to damages and errors, which already had the device in handing over or delivery. It must prove in the case of a claim of the seller within the first six months. Then, the warranty to seller is virtually worthless, because it is usually impossible to prove that an error has already been six months ago. Also you must put up with the logical question, why not earlier had claimed. Here you must so rely on the goodwill of the dealer.
Anders looks for the guarantee: that in a parallel guarantee contract at the time of purchase with the manufacturer completes, so in the case of the iPhone 4 or iPhone 3 G S with Apple. The warranty terms and conditions Apple sets on one side: the warranty is one year from the date of purchase. For an additional fee, the warranty can be extended via Apple care protection but plan. Experience shows that Apple’s warranty is to repair damages on the iPhone a good way. This is of course only such errors not caused by the users themselves, such as hairline cracks, light column, not functioning Wi-Fi – to name just a few common problems.
, Also the home insurance can arise in certain cases for a misplacement of the iPhones that are very specifically laid down in the respective insurance contract. If the Smartphone is just stolen from the apartment, the case looks pretty easy: here virtually any household insurance will pay. It might be different for example in case of loss during a hospital stay. Here, some insurance companies have explicitly excluded the loss of equipment.
Mobile protection letter
For a few euros a month an additional mobile protection letter can be completed, assured the cell damage, storm damage or similar depending on the contractual terms and conditions. This mobile protection letter can be requested directly from T-Mobile and costs approx. € 4 a month at a minimum contract period of 24 months. I would advise but rather to a warranty extension with the Apple care protection plan: which is cheaper (especially when buying on ebay) and Apple is quite accommodating when the warranty.
Cover – not only for heavy handed pilots
Slipcovers offer a simple protection against physical damage. So banal it sounds: is the iPhone 3 G S without sleeve in the trouser pocket, E.g. a year it is very wahrhscheinlich that the back is heavily scratched and accumulates all kinds of dirt into the holes. Can prevent it with small leather bags, plastic HardCases, and similar, which preserve the optical State of the mobile and optics and the resale value of the good piece.
Theft of the iPhone – a location is possible?
The iPhone is stolen who has often have poor cards. There are many apps to the location of the cell phone, but the principle that caution is better safe than sorry, applies also here: best to keep the iPhone in the eye in the Café, as opportunity makes thieves …. The subsequent location of the cell phone is a widespread myth that can work in the rarest of cases. Most famous solution is the paid MobileMe is an online account can connect to the iPhone with its Apple. About the cell phone can be tracked then too, even if the SIM card is removed. This works only if the iPhone with the Internet is connected and not before newly installed via iTunes. Since most thieves are likely interested in purely for the real value of the Smartphone and get immediately rid of a foreign SIM card, the location is usually futile or impossible.
, By the way, the police can also locate mobile phones. This works but only with inserted SIM card is switched. Also this technique because not avoidable fundamental rights interventions compared to other network participants applied only to richtliche arrangement for serious offences.
Back up data from unauthorized access
The iPhone is first in foreign hands or in the hands of the curious girlfriend, need access security measures prevent the display of personal data. This means a loss of comfort, because so far the backups are actually all confined to enter of a code.
Back up data
, It is worth to periodically synchronize the iPhone with iTunes. A backup will help not only in case of theft, that the data will continue to be on the local computer, but also helps in the transition to a new or different iPhone (E.g. through new acquisition or Exchange in a warranty claim).
PIN and passcode
Here there are basically first two basics, which bring a lot of safety:
Delete data remotely
With the program of MobileMe mobile phone can be not only theoretically tracked, you can also a message on the display the Finder or thief of the phones send or delete data remotely. Once again applies: all this requires an Internet connection of the iPhone and that it was not previously formatted and reinstalled.
Secure sensitive applications – only with jailbreak
, The jailbreak opened some ways to further protect data, than would be possible with PIN or passcode lock also. With the program, you can set passwords for individual apps to can be accessed otherwise unprotected. This is useful E.g. for apps for social networks that run without password prompt. Someone gets the phone in your fingers, the program protects from unauthorized access.