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I’m an iPhone Pro – everyone should use my clever security trick

THE Apple iPhone is known for its impressive security—but you can boost it with a quick setting change.

An iPhone expert has unveiled a clever hack that can instantly improve your privacy.

Your iPhone can block access to some features from the lock screen

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Your iPhone can block access to some features from the lock screenPhoto credit: TikTok / Apple / @katamogz

Even longtime iPhone owners may not know how to fix this simple problem.

When you’re on your iPhone lock screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.

This opens the Today View and Search, and displays the apps you’ve used recently, as revealed by the TikTok tech star @katamogz.

You may not want this information to be publicly available to anyone who can touch your iPhone.

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But @katamogz found a way to prevent it from being accessed in a popular TikTok clip.

Just go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, then scroll down.

Look for the subheading that says Allow Access When Locked.

Now all you have to do is turn off the “Show and search today” setting.

This prevents people from picking up your iPhone and browsing your recently used apps.

If you don’t like the change, you can always easily switch back.

However, it’s always a good idea to limit the amount of personal information that can be accessed from the lock screen.

You can also disable other lock screen features in the same menu.

The video has already garnered over 1,500 likes on TikTok.

If you’re really worried about your iPhone’s privacy, it’s also important to regularly install the latest software updates.

This closes all security holes recently discovered by Apple – and protects you from certain hacking attempts.

You can do this by going to Settings > General > Software update.

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