APPLE is pretty tough on iPhone security and there are tons of settings to improve things.
While some are worth checking, unless you’re absolutely sure, others are best left alone.
Here are some you probably should never mess with:
Requiring attention to Face ID
This setting should be on automatically – if not, it’s worth enabling.
That means no one can unlock your iPhone without your eye contact — so someone who wants to snoop through your stuff can’t hold the device over your face while you sleep and have free hands.
You can find it under settingsfollowed by Face ID and Passcode.
Scroll down to Requiring attention to Face ID and it should be on.
Wipe data after 10 failed passcode attempts
The auto-wipe feature is great for cybersecurity, but disaster awaits if you have young children who could get their hands on your iPhone.
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After 10 login attempts, all data will be completely erased from your phone.
So you should really be sure it’s the right thing to do before proceeding as losing all those photos, messages and everything else would be awful.
On iPhone, you can press and hold the side button to bring up the emergency SOS screen.
If you keep holding them, a countdown will start and an alarm will sound.
And once the countdown ends, the iPhone will call emergency services.
It’s a really handy feature that you can turn off in the Emergency SOS settings, but is best left alone – you never know when you might need it.
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