I’m a techie – a simple iPhone hack can save you from a major embarrassment

THERE IS a clever way you can prevent people from snooping on your private data on your iPhone.

Of course, the most obvious way is to have a passcode and not share it with anyone.

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But if someone knows your passcode or you just want to be extra careful, TikToker is MILADE shared a trick that might help.

It’s a hack, which basically means nobody can tap on certain parts of an app.

So let’s say you have a dating app or even a social media app like Instagram.

You can block specific areas from tapping so that private data and messages are not visible.

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For this you have to go settings then Accessibility.

Scroll down to Guided Access and turn it on.

Next, triple-click the power button on any social media page.

Circle the part you want to protect with your finger.

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This will create a grayed out grid around it.

blow beginningenter a passcode and you’re good to go.

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To turn it off at any time, just triple-press the power button again.

Then tap the x next to the grayed out box.

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