Security

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.

How to use Sign in with Apple on iPhone

Sign in with Apple

Sign in with Apple offers a secure way to use your Apple ID across a variety of apps, websites, and services. When using Sign in with Apple, every account is automatically protected by two-factor authentication, and signing in via iPhone or iPad only requires Face ID or Touch ID. Apple even offers a way to hide your real email address when creating new accounts, with built-in forwarding to protect privacy.

How to lock your titanium Apple Card

Apple Card Wallet app

Just like any other credit card, the physical Apple Card can be lost or stolen. After discovering that a card is gone or misplaced, the first thing to do is protect yourself. Preventing fraudulent use of the card by an unauthorized person is easy. The titanium Apple Card can be locked instantly to stop anyone from using it for purchases.

How to stop incoming AirDrop share requests on iPhone

AirDrop iOS

AirDrop can be incredibly convenient for transferring images and other content between Apple devices. The feature can also be annoying. Receiving an unsolicited AirDrop request from a complete stranger can feel like an invasion of privacy. Especially if the pop-up content preview is NSFW.

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