Privacy

How to make iPhone require a passcode

iPhone passcode required

The most secure way to protect personal information on an iPhone is with a strong passcode. While Face ID and Touch ID make it convenient to access devices on a daily basis, in some situations forcing a passcode requirement improves security. Forcing passcode entry is more difficult than invoking Face ID or Touch ID against the device owner's will.

Holding an iPhone up in front of someone's face can easily unlock the device. In similar fashion, all it takes is one fingerprint to render everything accessible from the iPhone home screen.

How to use private browsing with Safari on iPhone

Safari private browsing

Apple has redesigned Safari in the latest iteration of iOS. The most noticeable change since iOS 15 was moving the address/search bar to the bottom of the iPhone display. Instead of viewing a single tab, Apple has created grouped tabs controlled from the new address bar. Fortunately for fans of the classic arrangement there is an option to move the address bar back to its normal location at the top of the screen.

How to fix Chromecast not found in Google Home app

Google Home can't find Chromecast

The Google Home app is used on iPhone to detect and set up smart home devices including the Google Chromecast. Older Chromecast models, such as the first generation may have trouble during setup. There are several steps you can take to help correct the problem, and find the Chromecast in the Google Home app.

To troubleshoot the setup process, make sure the Chromecast has a flashing white LED when plugged into the TV and a power source. Otherwise reboot the Chromecast, or factory reset it by holding the Chromecast button for 20 seconds.

How to stop apps from tracking iPhone activity

Tracking

Apple offers many new privacy options in the latest version of iOS. One of these is better transparency when it comes to apps tracking your activity between apps and on the web. Now thanks to App Privacy cards, developers must reveal what personal information is collected. Apps can also be granted permission to track activities on a case-by-case basis.

For those not interested in allowing any apps to track their information between other apps or in web browsers, tracking can be switched off completely.

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