How to limit access to photos on iPhone

iOS Photo library access

Apple continues to deliver more granular control over privacy options. The release of iOS 14 adds the ability to decide exactly which photos can be accessed by third-party apps. As always, users can prevent an app from accessing the Photos library or allow an app full access to all images. When specific photos are chosen an app such as Facebook can only read those images, while the rest of your Photos library remains off limits.

How to use iPhone's improved Magnifier

How to use the updated magnifier in iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad.

iPhone's Magnifier, which debuted in iOS 10 to little fanfare, is a really useful Accessibility feature that few people seem to know about. It does what you'd expect - it uses the camera to magnify details that are difficult to see with the naked eye, making it perfect for reading small text or picking out other minuscule details. The original version worked by taking a snapshot of the subject which you could then zoom in on (to a much greater degree than if you just took a normal photo) and change the color of in case it would help with clarity.

How to check carrier lock status on iPhone

iPhone carrier unlock status

Making sure an iPhone is unlocked when buying or selling a used device can make or break the sale. It's important that the iPhone is unlocked, so that any compatible SIM card can be used. When an iPhone is locked to one cellular carrier, it cannot be used on another network. Once a device is out-of-contract carriers must unlock it when requested to do so. Many iPhones are sold unlocked, and thanks to iOS 14 there's an easy way to verify if a device is unlocked.

How to use iPhone's Security Recommendations to easily improve all of your passwords

How to use iPhone's Security Recommendations to easily improve all of your passwords.

In addition iOS 14's big-ticket improvements like widgets on the Home Screen, the App Library, and Back Tap among others, there are numerous new smaller features and upgrades that make various tasks quicker/easier/shinier etc. One of those is the new Security Recommendations tool found in Settings.

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