YOUR IPhone is loaded with lots of settings that you can change to make your mobile work for you.
From changing Siri’s voice to unlocking your device while wearing a mask, here are quick and easy changes you can try today.
Setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) is one of the easiest ways to prevent hackers from tracking them down.
It protects your account by requiring an extra level of verification before you log in – on top of your password.
It means that if your password has been hacked (or guessed), your account will remain safe.
You can enable 2FA on your Apple ID – an account that contains the user’s personal settings and information, and what you need for iCloud.
Once enabled, you’ll be asked to enter a special code sent via text or email, which you enter to sign in with your password.
- Go to Settings> [your name] > Password & Security.
- Tap Turn on two-factor authentication.
- Click Continue.
- Enter the phone number you want to receive the verification code when you log in. You can choose to receive the code by text message or by automated phone call.
- Click Next.
- Enter the verification code to verify your phone number and enable two-factor authentication.
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We’re constantly asked to choose complex passwords – but that’s hard with so many accounts.
iCloud Keychain remembers the passwords you enter on your phone, encrypts them, and stores them in the cloud.
So you can choose very strong passwords without having to remember them – your phone will simply enter them for you when you sign in.
This is one of the best defenses against hackers.
“iCloud Keychain remembers everything so you don’t have to,” explains Apple.
“It automatically populates your information — like Safari usernames and passwords, credit cards, Wi-Fi networks, and social logins — on any device you approve.
“iCloud Keychain stores your passwords and credit card information in a way that Apple cannot read or access them.”
And the Safari web browser now has a special feature called Strong Passwords.
When you sign up for a service on Safari, you’ll get the option to use an auto-generated password that’s very difficult for hackers to crack.
This password is automatically saved in your iCloud Keychain, so you don’t even have to remember it.
About you IphoneiPad or iPod Touch, follow these steps:
- Tap Settings> [your name] > iCloud (on iOS 10.2 and below, just Settings > iCloud)
- Tap Keychain
- Tap the slider to enable iCloud Keychain
Turn off app tracking
A simple change to your iPhone settings so that ads stop tracking you across the web.
The App Tracking Transparency feature allows you to control which apps can track you.
When you download and open a new app, you’ll get a message asking if you’d like the app to track your activity on other companies’ apps and websites.
You’ll also see information about what the app will track.
At this point, tap on Ask Do Not Track to block that activity, or Allow.
Alternatively, to opt out of app tracking across all apps, you download it by going to Settings then Privacy then Tracking.
Then turn off Allow apps to request tracking.
The result is that any app that tries to request permission will automatically block the request and be notified that you’ve requested not to be tracked.
All apps will then be blocked from accessing your device information used for advertising, according to Apple.
For apps that have been downloaded and may have tracking permissions set up, you can still turn them on or off.
This is done by going to Settings, tapping an app, then tapping to turn off Allow Tracking.
Alternatively, go to Settings then Privacy then Tracking and tap to enable or disable each app in the list.
Automatically delete data
When you lose a Iphoneit’s stolen or someone nearby is trying to break into it, maybe someone can get access.
One way is to use a passcode, hoping that you’ve picked an easy number like 000000 or 123456.
These simple passcodes are a good choice for crooks trying to gain access to your cell phone.
You can enable a special Erase Data function so that your iPhone erases itself when there are too many failed passcode attempts.
Enabling this setting means your iPhone will be erased after 10 passcode attempts.
This will erase all your personal data from the device.
Importantly, although your data will be erased from your iPhone, you shouldn’t lose it completely.
That’s because the data isn’t deleted from your iCloud.
So as long as you have regular backups on iCloud, you should be safe.
That means whoever took over your iPhone won’t be able to get hold of your private photos, messages, and more.
And when you replace your iPhone, you’ll be able to restore it to almost the same state as your previous model using iCloud.
so what will you do?
Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, then enter your passcode.
Then scroll all the way to the bottom and set the Clear data switch to On.
But use caution when using this feature if you have young children accessing your iPhone frequently – as they may accidentally wipe it.
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