Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac

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Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
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Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has come out with a security guide to help its users manage their data and prevent others from accessing their personal data. The company has mentioned some steps users can take to protect their data from others.
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This comes at a time when Apple is embroiled in a spat with Facebook over privacy changes in its iOS 14 update which the social media giant claims will hamper its ability to target ads at users.

Here are some tips that will help you to protect your data.

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Update your software

It is important to keep your device up to data as software updates bring bug patches and fix vulnerabilities on your device.

Here’s how you can check for updated on your device:
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For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Software UpdateApple

  • Go to Settings, click on General and then click on Software Update.
  • If an update is available, tap on Download and Install.
For Mac

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Software Update for MacApple

  • Go to System Preferences and click on Software Update.
  • If an update is available, click on Upgrade Now.
Unknown sign-in

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Sign-in notificationApple

If a new device signs-in using your Apple ID, you get a notification on your existing device along with the approximate location of the device. If you do not recognize the device, click on Don’t Allow to stop the user from signing in.

It is also important to change your password as this means someone else has access to your ID and password.
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Change Apple ID password

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Apple ID passwordApple

  • Click on Settings, then tap on your name and go to Password and Security.
  • Now, tap on Change Password.
  • Now, enter your existing password and enter a new Password.
  • Then, tap on Change Password.
Enable two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is an additional layer of security and allows you to ensure that only you can access your Apple account.

For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Two-factor authenticationApple

  • Go to Settings, tap on your name and then click on Password and Security.
  • Now, click on Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Now, enter your phone number and tap Next.
  • Enter the verification code received on your phone to enable two-factor authentication.
For Mac

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Two-factor authentication for MacApple

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  • Go to Apple Menu, click on System Preferences and then click on Apple ID.
  • Now, click on Password and Security.
  • Then, click on the Turn On button next to Two-Factor Authentication.
Location sharing

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Location ServicesApple

Location Services allows you to manage which apps can access your location and when. You can also turn off your location and prevent all apps from accessing your location.

  • Go to Settings and click on Privacy.
  • Now, go to Location Services.
  • You can now turn off Location Services or manage location access for particular apps.
Delete unknown third-party apps

If you come across a third-party app that you don’t remember installing, it is suggested to remove the app from your device,

Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Unkown appsApple

  • Touch and hold the app.
  • Tap Remove App and then click on Delete App.
  • Now, click on Delete.
Restore factory settings

If you wish to restore the factory settings on your device, you need to first backup the contents of your device. Then, follow the below steps to restore the device’s factory settings.
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Checkout Apple security guidelines for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac
Restore factory settingsApple

  • Go to Settings, click on General and then click on Reset.
  • Now, tap on Erase All Contents and Settings.
  • Enter your passcode or Apple ID to proceed.
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