Recommended Privacy and Security Settings iPhone

April 19, 2018

Recommended Privacy and Security Settings iPhone  

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Turn off fingerprint unlocking

Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, Phone Unlock is disabled

Set a strong six-digit (or longer) passcode

Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, , Passcode Options.

Set a Require Passcode when locked -
Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, , Require Passcode To 1 Minute or less

 
Switch off Home screen features

Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, Scroll down to Allow Access when Turn All off

Set Erase Data after 10 failed login attempts

Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, Scroll down to Erase Data Turn on

Set up two-factor authentication

Go to Settings > go to Password & Security, then Two-Factor Authentication.

Switch off data-leaking widgets

swiping to the right on the Home screen (into the Today View pane), then scrolling to the bottom, and selecting Edit.

Reduce your lock screen timeout

Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. Two Min or less

Tame your notifications

Settings > Notifications and then select Bible, Calendar,  FaceTime, Messages, Mail,  (Possibly Phone), and Wallet
disable Show on Lock Screen / Previews

Configure APP Privacy Settings  

Go to Settings > Privacy > check what apps have access to Contacts, Photos, BuleTooth, Microphone & Camera

 

Reset your app location settings

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, then go to any app to check its location permissions.
Set most to While Using,
Set Camera to Never

Set System Services location settings

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, scroll down to >System Services

Only Allow Emergency SOS, Find My Phone Setting Time Zone and Routing & Traffic

Limit Ad Tracking & Reset Ad Identity

Go to Settings > Privacy > Scroll down to >Advertising
Turn on Limit Ad Tracking
Reset Ad Identifier

Switch on "Find My iPhone"

Head to Settings, then tap your name
goto iCloud, then Find My iPhone, (or iPad) switched on.
Select Send Last Location

Reset your app location settings

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, then go to any app to check its location permissions.

Set Safari Setting settings  

Go to Settings > Safari  set Search Engine  DuckDuckGo
turn on Block Pop-ups
turn on Do Not Track
click on Block Cookies Allow from websites I visit
Fraudulent Website Watcher
Clear History and website Data to kill tracking cookies

 

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