Security Experts Agree: This Is The One iPhone 14 Setting You Should Change Immediately
You bought yourself a brand new iPhone 14 (congratulations!) and now you want to ensure that you protect your data and privacy to the best of your ability. Smart move! But where do you start? There are actually a few settings that are easy to change and will make a world of difference when it comes to security. Security experts agree: This is the one iPhone setting you should change — and another you should make sure is turned on.
One iPhone 14 setting you may want to consider changing immediately for personal data or other security purposes is the “Location Services” setting, says Umar Farooq, technology expert at Laptopar.com.
“Location services allow apps and websites to access your device’s location information to provide location-based features and content,” Farooq explained. “While this may be convenient in some cases, it may also pose a privacy risk, as your location data may be accessed by third parties without your knowledge or consent. To protect your privacy, you may want to consider turning off Location Services or limiting the apps that can access your location data.”
How to change location services
It will only take seconds to change location services and boost your personal security. Farooq explains the steps:
Go to the “Settings” app on your device.
Tap “Location Services.”
To turn off access to your location data, toggle the Location Services switch to the off position.
“Alternatively, you can also choose to allow or deny location access to specific apps by selecting the app from the list and then selecting the desired location access option,” Farooq said.
Also: Configure Face ID and Passcode settings
Another important tip to keep in mind is to turn on Face ID and Passcode to ensure these security settings work for you.
“With Face ID and Passcode, you make sure that only you can unlock and access the iPhone 14, and no third party can access your iPhone,” said Ajinkya Mishra, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dev’s Journal. “Additionally, it helps authorize secure payments, online purchases, and sign in to many third-party apps on iPhone 14.”
Here are the easy steps to take to turn on Face ID and Passcode:
• Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode
• The next step is setting up Face ID,
• Tap on Set up Face ID
• Next, a face ID setup window will appear; follow the screen instructions.
• Place your face in the camera frame and move your head in a circle to show all the angles of your face to set up your Face ID.
• Then Tap on the Start button and Tap on the Done button.
• Then turn ON the options on the screen according to your security needs.
“You’re set and ready to go; simply slide your fingers up from the bottom of your iPhone to return to the home screen of [your] iPhone 14,” Mishra said.