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Change your password within the Facebook iOS app

It’s prudent to regularly change your Facebook password, in light of how commonly targeted social media accounts are by cyberattackers, not to mention Facebook’s long history of not disclosing the full severity of data breaches upfront. In the iPhone/iPad app, you can easily change it by tapping the three-line icon in the bottom right corner […]

Manually check for iOS updates

If you use an iPhone or iPad, you now that the their OS receives frequent updates. It’s important to apply these as soon as possible to avoid security issues. When you see news about iOS updates, look in the Settings apps if an update is available. Also, major updates almost always occur in late September […]

Limit AirDrop sharing on iOS and macOS devices

AirDrop is a convenient way to transfer files between iOS and/or macOS devices that are close to one another. It doesn’t even require an internet connection or any cables. However, it can also leave your devices open to spam. Limit sharing permissions to Contacts Only or Receiving Off to remove this risk.

Share Wi-Fi passwords using a built-in iOS feature

When you have friends, family or other visitor to your home, chances are some of them will want access to your Wi-Fi. Rather than typing in a long password that the other person might see, you can use the Wi-Fi sharing feature in iOS 11 and later that allows you to grant access to others […]

Enable Limited Ad Tracking on iOS

Overall, iOS has many built-in security and privacy protections turned on by default. There are additional features that can help shield your data from falling into the wrong hands. Under Settings –> Privacy –> Advertising, you can select “Limit Ad Tracking” to control how much information is shared between apps.