PROTECT YOUR DATA
IT IS ALWAYS important to protect your personal information, but when abroad or travelling it is much more likely that you may mislay your phone or laptop. You should take adequate precautions at all times and many of these will need to be undertaken even before you leave. The good news is that it is neither time-consuming or difficult.
01 WIPE, RESTORE AND REPEAT
If you are concerned that your iPhone could be scanned at the airport, the nuclear option is to wipe it and to restore from iCloud at your destination. A last resort.
02 WHERE IS EVERYTHING?
Make sure that Find My iPhone is displaying all of your devices including Apple Watches, MacBooks, AirPods etc. This could be crucial when you really need it.
03 ENCRYPT YOUR MAC
On your Mac, go to System Preferences>Security & Privacy>FileVault and follow the process to encrypt your Mac disk. This will help protect all of your data.
04 TWO-WAY FIREWALL
Enable inbound and outbound firewalls while travelling in System Preferences>Security & Privacy>Firewall. You can turn it off on your return if you wish.
05 PRIVATE BROWSING
In some countries you may want to consider using a private browser for internet access if you are worried about your accounts being monitored.