Safeguard Your Data and Wallet on your Refurbished iPhone 13

POSTED: May 25, 2023
Loop Mobile's Expert Guide

In the digital age where smartphones have become an extension of ourselves, protecting your personal data is as important as ever. At the same time, we are also more conscious about making sustainable choices and getting more value for our money. This is where buying refurbished mobiles, particularly from a trusted source like Loop Mobile, comes into play.

Protecting Your Data

You might not know this, but as a proud iPhone owner, Apple is protecting your data and hardware so rigorously, it’s almost impossible for someone to hack it and access your precious and confidential information. However, one can never be too cautious. We want to empower our community into taking easy steps that will safeguard their personal data secure no matter what.

So, let's dive into how you can protect your personal data on your smartphone:

Regular Updates:

If you want to remain on top of things, keep track of OS updates to avoid a slew of potential smartphone security threats stemming from obsolete software. This is one of the reasons, more people trust Apple. Their iOS system is superior from any security standpoint. Apple is the only brand that has its own ecosystem, which means no external company can access or understand it fully to be able to take over and provide zero vulnerability for breaches. But   

Secure Your Phone:

Use a strong, unique password or biometric security like a fingerprint or face ID to lock your phone. This provides a strong first line of defense against unauthorized access.

Use a Physical Security Key:

Physical security keys are the compact superheroes that shield your accounts against unauthorized access! With a physical or wireless connection to your phone or computer, these small devices provide an extra layer of protection. Why? Because even off-chance someone got a hold of your password, they won’t be able to access your account without the physical key. 

But wait, it gets even better. These keys are immune to fraudulent websites – so what was once a phishing attack nightmare is now a distant dream. 

Here’s how they work: You enter your password, then you use your physical key to log in to your accounts. Periodt!

Physical Security keys are supported by tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, and, obviously, Apple! They use multiple connection strategies like USB, Bluetooth, Near-Field Communication (or NFC), and Lightning. 

Add Two-Factor Authentication:

By now, you should have heard from friends and loved ones – as well as your cherished digital writers – to start using two-factor authentication (2FA) to safeguard your digital accounts. It’s an extra layer of safety that requires a special code in addition to your password. 

That said, not every 2FA system is the same. While any kind of authentication is preferable to none, getting a code by text message is not the safest of options. If, for instance, someone gets hold of your SIM card, they can redirect your 2FA notifications to their own device and gain access to your accounts. Yikes!  

So, what's the solution? Well, for one, Loop highly recommends the use of an authenticator app. It's much safer, as it is immune to these kinds of attacks. 

The good news is that most of the apps you use offer stronger 2FA, and there are plenty of third-party authenticator apps a phone tap away. The setup is easy. Peace of mind is achieved.

Use Encrypted Communications:


For sensitive conversations, consider using encrypted messaging apps that provide end-to-end encryption.

Meta (Facebook’s corporate name), WhatsApp messaging service is very simple to set up and luckily, adding an extra security layer is very straightforward, which means you won’t lose it if someone tries to access it.  

And that’s why, folks, it’s critical to remember these 2 fundamental rules: 

Never share your six-digit WhatsApp code with anyone – not your parents or even your best friend. Nobody will ask you for the code WhatsApp texts you, so don’t think about it. 

Up the ante by putting up a PIN will function as an additional barrier to prevent someone from signing into your account. 

This all sounds easy to do, and it is. Let Loop show you how it’s done: 

To set up two-step verification on WhatsApp, tap Settings>Account>Two-Step Verification->Enter the password

To set up a pin, open WhatsApp’s settings, tap on Account> Two-Step verification> change pin.  

And that is the gist of it! Easy, to the point, and boom!! Your WhatsApp is secured.  

Other encrypted communication apps that are Loop Mobile’s picks are:






Keep updated with our upcoming blog posts that will delve deeper into the abovementioned apps. 

Turn Off Unnecessary Features:

Switch off features like Bluetooth, NFC, and location services when not in use. These can be exploited to gain unauthorized access to your device.

Extra Loop Tip à when using a public Wi-Fi, always use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect your data from potential hackers on the network.

Factory Reset Before Selling or Recycling:

You know that with Loop, your data will get immediately deleted and your phone will be reset to factory settings. So, make sure that you do the same with your device when you plan to trade it in!

Buy Refurbished Devices from a Trusted Source

Choosing a refurbished device isn't just about saving money, it's also a great move towards sustainable consumerism. With the rapid pace of tech innovations, switching phones every few years is common, creating a mounting pile of electronic waste. By purchasing a refurbished phone, you get a high-quality device at a fraction of the cost and contribute to reducing this e-waste.

Loop Mobile: Your Trusted Source for Refurbished Apple Tech

When it comes to refurbished devices, quality, and reliability matter most. Loop Mobile has made a name for itself as the purest source of refurbished Apple technology in the market. Our expert technicians thoroughly test each device to ensure it performs like new. We take your privacy seriously!

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, with Loop Mobile, you can be confident that you're getting the most data-securing smartphone on the market. Additionally, by following our data protection tips, you can keep your personal information safe and secure on your device.

When you choose Loop, you can trust that our refurbished line of iPhones is not only backed up by its own secure ecosystem but also each comes with a 1-year warranty, payment options, and affordable prices, compared to buying new.

Join the Loop Mobile family today and enjoy the confidence of a secure, reliable, and sustainable smartphone experience.

Stay Safe, Go Green, and Save More with Loop Mobile’s Refurbished Apple Devices.

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