10 Hidden iPhone Settings You Should Change Right Now – Secret iOS Setting 2020

iOS 12 is here and finally available for everyone. You don’t need a developer account, simply
go to settings, general, and software update to download and install iOS 12. In this iOS 12 hands-on tutorial, I’ll show
you 10 iOS 12 Settings that you should change right now. Hello, everyone, I’m Rahul from TechReviewPro
and if you have just upgraded to iOS 12, change these iOS 12 settings right now. Until now, one of the biggest security flaws
in almost every iPhone was USB debugging. Brute force USB unlocking tools like Grayshift
could easily get past the lock screen by entering an unlimited number of guesses. But thanks to iOS 12 now you have got USB
restricted mode. Simply go to settings, then Face ID & passcode. If you have older iPhones without Face ID,
this will be Touch ID & Passcode. Now scroll all the way down until you find
USB Accessories. Make sure this is turned off. If this is turn on, this will allow access
to your phone even if your phone is locked. However, just by turning it off, you can make
your iPhone a lot more secure against potential vulnerabilities. If you go to settings, then privacy, you’ll
find location services, tap on it and scroll all the way down to the bottom, here you’ll
find system services. It’s important to understand these arrows
as they indicate how they are using your location. For example, a hollow arrow indicates that
an app may receive your location under certain conditions, a purple arrow indicates that
it has recently used your location, however, a grey arrow indicates that an app has used
your location in the past 24 hours. Now that you have understood, proceed to system
services, and here you’ll see significant locations to be ON by default. Now, let me tell you what is significant locations
on your iPhone. Significant locations is the setting that
lets Apple record a list of your most frequently visited locations. While this is good for some apps that completely
rely on location services like Google Map, and Apple map etc. but at the same time this
can be a huge privacy concern. So clear the history and turn off significant
locations. In the same System Services settings, you’ll
also find location based alerts, location based Apple Ads, and location based suggestions. By default all these 3 will be turned on,
which means your iPhone is sharing location based data to help Apple, better target you
with their advertising. While this might not be a big deal for normal
users but if you are a privacy buff, why would you allow Apple to track your location and
use it to their advantage? Turn all these 3 settings off and let Apple
marketing team do their work. After all, they are getting paid for it. Now that we are talking about ads, how about
limiting Ad tracking on your iPhone? As you know, ad marketplaces like Google,
Facebook etc. target you with ads based upon your interest, which means if you like iPhone
Xs, you are more likely to see ads about it everywhere. To limit ad tracking, go to settings, then
privacy, scroll down to the bottom and tap on advertising, here you’ll see an option
to limit Ad tracking. By default, it’ll be turned off. Turn it on and this will limit ad tracking. While this may not completely block ads on
your iPhone, but this is definitely going to show you ads that are less targeted to
your interest. Furthermore, you can also enhance ad tracking
limit in Safari. Go to Safari in settings and scroll down to
privacy & security. Here you’ll need to turn it on, which will
ask websites to not track you when browsing in Safari web browser. Now go to settings, then privacy and scroll
all the way down to analytics, here you’ll see many ways your iPhone is sharing analytics
of device usage behavior. This data is shared on your consent to help
Apple improve its apps and services. If you are curious, here is all the data my
device has shared with Apple developers so far. Well, this was because I’m enrolled in Apple
developer program and now that beta is over, I no longer want to share my iPhone analytics
and other data with Apple developers. So I would simply turn off all these one by
one. Of course, this is also going to improve iPhone
battery life as my device would be sending less data in the background. By default, lock screen widgets are enabled
on iOS 12. Which means even if your iPhone is locked,
anyone can slide left and scroll to view the sensitive content like which apps you
frequently use, alarm time, notes, reminder, calendar events and many more for which you
have added a widget. This is a huge risk to your privacy. To turn it off from showing and avoid potential
breach in your privacy, simply tap on edit, located at the bottom, and remove the one
which hold more sensitive data. And once done, tap on done to confirm. You could also completely disable widgets
from lock screen so that no one can access any information. To do so, go to settings, then Face ID & passcode,
and scroll all the way down to bottom. Here you’ll need to turn off today view
to disable access when locked. And this will completely remove widgets from
the lock screen. If you go to settings, and then to privacy,
you’ll see the option for camera access. Tap on it and it’ll show you a list of apps
that have requested access to your camera. Messaging apps like Telegram or WhatsApp with
camera access are good for video calling but if you see any app that should not have your
camera access, simply disable that. Now, your iPhone is more secure. Same can be true with microphone access. Not all apps are required to have your microphone
access. If there is any you find not appropriate,
simply turn off microphone access for that app. And now your iPhone is even more secure. Now, if you go to settings, then privacy,
tap on location services, here is a very useful feature which is “Share My Location”. This basically helps you share your location
with your friends, family, and loved ones. Of course, both parties need to agree by requesting
and allowing location sharing. But this can be evil sometimes, as someone
can use it to your disadvantage, and spy against you. If you want to avoid the risk of tracking
your iPhone without your permission, simply turn it off. Finally, we have something related to control
centre. As you might already know, customisable control
centre is the greatest gift of iOS 11, but even after iOS 12 upgrade, there are some
security flaws with control centre. For example, if you have added shortcuts for
notes app in the control centre, then anyone can easily access it even if your device is
locked. Though it requires password when trying to
access other notes previously taken, yet it might be inconvenient to allow anyone to add
anything in your notes. To avoid such risks completely, you can either
remove apps like Apple notes from control centre or completely disable access to control
panel from lock screen. Go to settings, then scroll down to Face ID
& Passcode, again, if have an older iPhone, this will be Touch ID & Passcode. Tap on it and scroll down to the bottom. Now turn off the slider next to control centre. This will completely disable control centre
from access when your iPhone is locked. So one more step to your complete iPhone security. Well, these were the 10 iOS 12 settings that
you should change right now. Hopefully, this video was helpful. If you enjoyed watching this video, please
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channel as more iOS 12 tips tricks coming up in the next video. Well, this is Rahul signing off and I’ll
see you in the next video.

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