Advanced Plus Security McLovin's iPhone Config 2024

Last updated
Mar 28, 2024
Mobile brand
Apple
Mobile model
iPhone 13 Pro Max 1TB
Phone OS
iOS
Phone OS version
17.4.1
Phone OS Updates status
Automatic updates
App store(s)
    • Apple App Store
App updates
Auto-update on any connection
Phone unlock
Password (high security)
Biometric security
    • Apple Face ID / Touch ID
Stolen Device Protection
Security & Privacy Apps
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security
    • App version: 11.2.1063
    • Social Network Privacy Pattern: 3.1.0.1058
    • Do Not Track pattern: 2.1.0.0
  • Ghostery
    • Version: 10.2.15
  • Proton VPN
    • Version: 5.2.2 (2404111012)
  • SimpleLogin (By Proton)
    • Version 2.4.3 (Build 3)
  • iOS Hide My Email
  • iOS Private Relay
  • iOS Advanced Data Protection - On
  • iOS Stolen Device Protection - On
Firewall & VPN Apps
Browser
Brave (Brave is my main browser of choice)
Safari (only if needed)
Password manager
Proton Pass (is my main password manager of choice)
Authenticator
Authy
Okta
Phone & Caller ID
Enabled, but when making calls to someone I want to hide my number #31# is before the number I want to dial.
Messaging
iMessage
Threema
Signal
Music & Podcasts
Apple Music
Apple Podcasts
Photo & Video
Apple Photos
Entertainment
Kayo (for Formula 1 and Cricket)
Apple TV+
Note-taking
Apple Notes
Cloud storage
iCloud
Proton Drive
Games
N/A
File and Photo backup
  • iCloud (iPhone is backed up to iCloud)
  • Proton Drive (Every week contents of my iPhone is also backed up to Proton Drive)
    • Version: 1.15.0 (6351.3)
Subscriptions
    • Apple One Individual
    • Apple iCloud+ 2TB
Notable changes
Last updated:

23 March 2024
  • Updated to iOS 17.4.1 (build number 21E236)
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security
    • Updated to App version: 11.2.1058 from 11.2.1054
    • Updated to Social Network Privacy pattern: 3.1.0.1058 from 3.1.9.1.1958
  • Proton VPN
    • Updated to Version 5.1.9 (2403121352) from 5.1.7 (2402290729)
  • Removed Google Chrome
  • Removed Trend Micro Password Manager

28 March 2024
  • Removed AdBlock Plus
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security
    • Updated App Version from 11.2.1058 to 11.2.1063
  • Ghostery
    • Updated from version 10.2.13 to 10.2.14
16 April 2024
  • Ghostery
    • Updated from version 10.2.14 to 10.2.15
  • ProtonVPN
    • Updated from version 5.1.9 to 5.2.2
  • Proton Drive
    • Updated from version version 1.10.0 (22) to 1.15.0 (6351.3)
What I'm looking for?

Looking for maximum feedback.

McLovin

Level 76
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Malware Hunter
Apr 17, 2011
9,224
FAQ:

Q: Why don't you have any game apps?
A: I've never been a mobile gamer. If I want to play any sort of games I use my PC.

Q: What is your phone mainly used for?
A: It is mainly used for personal life. I have dual SIM for one of my businesses in my phone (personal is eSim and second is physical SIM). I also have a company supplied work mobile I use for my day job.

Q: Do you have any socials that we can follow?
A: I do not. I've heavily reduced the amount of social footprint I have.
 
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Back3

Level 14
Verified
Top Poster
Apr 14, 2019
658
Like you, I use an authenticator and Proton Pass. My main protection is based on AdGuard Pro (tracking and DNS), network protection app by my internet provider and Hush to block nags about cookies. My iPhone is very responsive.
What I like most about AdGuard: you can choose your own tracking filters ( AdGuard DNS filter and oisd big) and DNS. I use ControlD Malware as my DNS server.
 
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ForgottenSeer 109138

Why install antivirus software on an iPhone? What's in it for you, apart from anti-theft and Web protection?
You have not met Mclovin before I'm assuming, he has always been a fan of Trend and runs it on anything that will accept it lol.

That aside, iphones are not immune to infections, although they are rare. They can still be infected via malicious apps, links and websites. Maybe Pegasus and Adthief ring a bell?
 

McLovin

Level 76
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Malware Hunter
Apr 17, 2011
9,224
Why install antivirus software on an iPhone? What's in it for you, apart from anti-theft and Web protection?
As most will know my name throughtout MalwareTips, I've been using Trend for years.
Apple is not completely bulletproof when it comes to malware.
The web protection and anti-theft (minus Apple's Find My iPhone) is couple of the great reason's I run Trend.

Looks good, any noticeable slowdown?
I've experienced no slowdowns.
Been running this setup for years now (minus the new features Apple bring out).

Like you, I use an authenticator and Proton Pass. My main protection is based on AdGuard Pro (tracking and DNS), network protection app by my internet provider and Hush to block nags about cookies. My iPhone is very responsive.
What I like most about AdGuard: you can choose your own tracking filters ( AdGuard DNS filter and oisd big) and DNS. I use ControlD Malware as my DNS server.
Proton is an amazing business.
Have used them for a while now.
Having an authenticator is essential in today's digital world.

You have not met Mclovin before I'm assuming, he has always been a fan of Trend and runs it on anything that will accept it lol.

That aside, iphones are not immune to infections, although they are rare. They can still be infected via malicious apps, links and websites. Maybe Pegasus and Adthief ring a bell?
Practical is correct here.
Anyone who has been around the forum for years will know I've been a Trend Micro fan for years.
 
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