Millions of iPhone owners have warned against checking three settings at once

IF you have an iPhone, there are three settings that you should definitely check.

Speaking to The Sun, cyber experts have revealed top smart tips for anyone with an Apple phone.

It is very important that automatic updates are enabled

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It is very important that automatic updates are enabledPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

Your iPhone is packed with a lot of your most personal and valuable information.

It stores your private photos, can log your location and contains your personal messages.

That’s why you need to make sure you have the best possible settings.

We spoke to cyber expert Chris Hauk, a consumer privacy advocate at Pixel Privacy, who revealed three settings every iPhone owner should check.

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Automatic updates

“Always leave automatic updates on,” Chris said The sun.

“This ensures that your device is running the latest version of iOS, which includes fixes for any privacy or security vulnerabilities discovered since the previous update.

“This will be particularly important when Apple enables Rapid Security Response updates, likely in iOS 16.2.

“Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update -> Automatic Updates to enable this feature.”

security check

“Become familiar with the ‘Security Check’ feature in iOS 16,” explained Chris.

“Safety Check allows users to review and reset access they have granted to other users.

“Here you can reset privacy permissions for apps and restrict Messages and FaceTime to your device.

“This feature can be particularly useful for victims of domestic violence.”

lockdown mode

“If you think you may be the target of such an attack, become familiar with lockdown mode, which can disable several known features of spyware,” Chris warned.

“It restricts who can contact you, blocks email attachments, disables link previews in messages, and disables certain web features known to be used by bad actors.

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“To turn on lockdown mode, just go to Settings -> Privacy & Security -> Lockdown Mode and tap Turn on Lockdown Mode.” A device restart is required for it to take effect.

“Follow the same instructions if you want to disable lockdown mode.”

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