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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.

How to remotely log out of Messages on other Apple devices

How to log out of Messages remotely on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

The ability to synch your Messages (as well as numerous other services) across multiple Apple devices is undoubtably a huge convenience, but also one that could lead to a serious breach of privacy. Obviously nobody wants their private messages accessible to friends, family and co-workers. If you are the type to have your text messages arrive on every Mac that you use, you might want to check which ones you are logged into, as you wouldn't want your messages popping up on a Mac that you share with a roommate, or on an iPad that you left at a friend's house.

How to skip Face ID when wearing a mask

Face ID unlock

Wearing a mask means that iPhone owners may run into problems unlocking their devices with Face ID. While its possible to train Face ID to work with a mask, your mileage may vary. There are other ways to quickly bypass Face ID, or configure an iPhone to ask for a passcode by default. Any of these tips can speed access to an iPhone without taking off a protective mask.

How to see which apps have access to your iPhone's camera and microphone

How to see which apps have access to your iPhone's or iPad's camera and microphone.

The data stored on your iPhone is a valuable commodity to both businesses and governments, and if you don't maintain constant vigilance to protect it, it can leak out in any number of ways, including through unscrupulous apps. Aside from tracking your location and purchasing habits among other metrics, apps can also use your iPhone's microphone and camera, potentially allowing them to invade your privacy in the worst possible way - by listening to and watching you. Obviously you want some apps to have access, but there are plenty that don't need it yet ask for it anyway.

How to report fraud on Apple Card

Apple Card report fraud

Apple Card has proven to be one of the most successful credit card launches in history. Security and privacy are touted as two of the most important features of Apple Card. But like any payment account, unauthorized or fraudulent transactions are possible. Should the physical Apple Card be lost or stolen, it's a good idea to lock your account to prevent charges.

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