iPhone owners are urged to review settings to prevent thieves from making changes

You may be unaware that there is a simple yet effective setting that may help secure your data even if your iPhone is taken by the wrong person, and it’s a very straightforward process.

We spend a lot of money on our iPhones, from the gadget itself to the monthly plans, so we want to be sure we’re doing all possible to secure it.

Sometimes awful things happen that spiral out of hand, and our valuable devices are misplaced or stolen, so take a moment to make this easy adjustment for your own protection.

Protect your personal information by customizing your iPhone settings. (File: Silas Stein/Picture Alliance via Getty Images)

How can I keep my iPhone safe?

When your iPhone is locked, the most critical kind of protection you can now build is to prevent access to your phone control centre. By preventing others from accessing your control panel, you may prevent criminals from activating Airplane mode and perhaps bypassing your lock screen. To avert this worrying hazard, every iPhone user should immediately remove their phone and follow these easy procedures.

What does the command and control centre look like?

Swipe down from the top right corner of your screen to access the control centre on your iPhone. This opens the Adjustment Center menu, which provides quick access to functions such as airplane mode, screen brightness control, flashlight, camera, and more.

Your iPhone’s control centre is an immediate hit. (CyberGuy.com)


How do I disable Control Center access?

  • Unlock your iPhone and navigate to your apartment’s settings.
  • Scroll down and choose Face ID and Passcode.

You may enter your passcode using your Face ID. (CyberGuy.com)

  • Give her the password to access the menu.

Please enter your passcode here. (CyberGuy.com)

  • Navigate to the ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED section of the menu.

When your phone is locked, allow access. (CyberGuy.com)

  • Disable the option control centre Possibility in this menu.

Toggling the Control Center option. (CyberGuy.com)


Should I turn off other functions when my phone is locked?

While your iPhone is locked, you may wish to disable two other functions. The first is access to accessories. This would prohibit burglars from hooking your iPhone into a USB device, allowing them to unlock your phone. To ensure that this function is off, repeat the actions outlined above for turning off Control Center and toggling it Accesories.

Accessories can be disabled in the settings. (CyberGuy.com)

Access to your Apple wallet is another function you may wish to disable. This will prohibit transactions from being made by anybody who does not have access to your phone’s passcode. Follow the Disable and Disable Control Center procedures above Wallet to disable access to your Apple Wallet when your phone is locked.

Apple Wallet saves credit cards, tickets, boarding passes, and other items on your iPhone. (CyberGuy.com)


Are there any further precautions I should take to secure my iPhone?

Three critical things you can do to further secure your iPhone Make sure the find my phone option is always turned on so you can find your phone if it becomes misplaced. This allows you to locate your smartphone on a map, play a sound to help you find it, display a message on the lock screen, or remotely delete all data on the device.

Also, make sure you have just one Passcode and Face ID set up to unlock your screen to avoid criminals from automatically accessing your information. You may also enable two-factor authentication for your iCloud account to offer an extra degree of protection.

How to Make It Possible Find My

  • open that apartment’s settings
  • At the top of the screen, tap your name.

Tap your name in the Settings menu. (CyberGuy.com)

“Find My” is an option in your iPhone’s settings. (CyberGuy.com)

When you lose your phone, you may use Find My iPhone to locate it. (CyberGuy.com)

  • Check that all settings are turned on.

Password generation options. (CyberGuy.com)

How to Create a Passcode:

  • open the settings section
  • Face ID and Passcode are out.
  • Select Turn on passcode.
  • Enter your 6-digit password.
  • Face ID setup instructions.
  • open the apartment settings
  • Passcode and BeatFace ID.
  • Give her6-digit password.
  • Beat
  • Install Face ID.
  • Follow the on-screen steps to allow your iPhone to perform a comprehensive first scan of your face.
  • Beat
  • Continue once you’ve completed the first scan.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to allow your iPhone to scan your face for a full second.
  • BeatDid.


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