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3 iPhone security tips not everyone knows

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 15:07 PM (GMT+7)

The seemingly simple operations below will help you limit tracking, password leakage … when using iPhone, iPad.

Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, iPhone 12 series still attracts millions of users around the world. However, not everyone knows how to properly secure the device to avoid data leakage.

According to a report by cybersecurity company Lookout and carrier Verizon, phishing attacks against smartphones are showing signs of increasing sharply in recent times. Here are some simple ways to secure data when using iPhone, iPad.

1. iPhone Privacy Settings

Displaying notifications on the lock screen will help you read the content of messages, emails … faster without unlocking your iPhone. However, if you accidentally lose your device, crooks can completely read your private information.

To limit the above situation, go to Settings on your iPhone, navigate to Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode), enter the iPhone passcode when prompted. Next, users just need to scroll down and disable the Notification Center option (notification center).

Turn off notifications on the lock screen. Photo: MINH HOANG

From now on, you won’t be able to access the Notification Center from the lock screen.

However, some notifications may still show up on the lock screen. To disable it completely, just go to Settings – Notifications – Show Previews (show previews), then set it to When Unlocked (when unlocked) or Never (no). ).

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Do not allow iPhone to display notification content on the lock screen. Photo: MINH HOANG

2. Don’t allow tracking apps

Starting with the iOS 14 update, Apple implemented an alert when an app wants to track you. This allows users to prevent advertisers from accessing personal data. This feature applies to all apps, including those developed by Apple.

To enable it, go to Settings – Privacy – Tracking and enable the Allow Apps to Request to Track option. From now on, every time an application wants to track you, iPhone will immediately display an alert on the screen, press Allow if you allow tracking and vice versa.

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Don’t allow tracking apps when using iPhone. Photo: MINH HOANG

3. Turn on two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is an important security feature, and users should enable it as soon as possible. To do this, go to Settings – Username – Password & Security, and make sure Two-Factor Authentication is enabled. .

Similarly, you should also enable this feature on important accounts such as Facebook, Gmail, Hotmail … to limit attacks and data leaks.

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Enable two-factor authentication on important accounts. Photo: MINH HOANG


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