5 new iOS 11 privacy and security settings you should know about

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Apple has been working hard to improve security on their iPhone and iPad for years. With iOS 11, the Cupertino company has added a lot of privacy and security settings in an attempt to protect your personal files from the prying eyes. If you have just updated your device to iOS 11, some of privacy and security settings may be a little bit confusing. With that in mind, we believe that we can help you out.

In this article, we have created a list of five new settings in iOS 11, so you can make the most of Apple’s new version of iOS. Before we begin, note that iOS 11 is now available worldwide, so you can get the update by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.

Five new iOS 11 privacy and security settings you should know about

  1. Face ID

This year, Apple announced a special iPhone with a lot of new things. One such thing is Face ID. Basically, Face ID is Apple’s new identity sensor and it’s only on the iPhone X. Face ID replaces Apple’s classic Touch ID and uses different sensors attached to the front-facing camera to unlock your phone.

Face ID is not something new out there, as we have already seen the similar features on Android devices. Like Touch ID, Face ID requires a setup, so you can instantly unlock your device. If you want to turn off Face ID, head to Settings > Face & Passcode.

  1. Show parked location

iOS 11 is making what you do most even better and quicker. You now can use your iPhone to find your parked location. This feature is not something revolutionary, but Apple has finally made it an essential part of iOS this year.

To enable the feature, launch the Settings from your home screen. After that, scroll down a little bit and tap on Maps. Once you are done, turn on the switch for Show Parked Location.

  1. Significant Locations

iOS 11 introduces “Significant Locations”, a nice feature that allows you to see a list of all of your most frequently visited locations. If you want to turn on the feature, you can follow our steps below.

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on Privacy

Step two: Tap on Location Services and hit System Services at the bottom of the screen to proceed

Step three: Hit Significant Locations and turn on the switch.

  1. Block all cookies

Most websites out there use cookies to save your content. This makes sure your website loads faster the next time you visit it. While this is nice features, one major drawback is the issue of privacy as anyone can access your visited websites.

Fortunately, with iOS 11, Apple introduces a toggle in Setting that allows you to quickly turn off cookies while browsing the internet. To block cookies on your device, head to Settings > Safari and turn on the switch for Block All Cookies.

  1. Microphone access

There are a number of apps that request microphone access on your iPhone or iPad. You will get a popup asking for access to the microphone when you open certain apps. iOS 11 allows you to see a list of all apps that have requested access to your device’s microphone. To do this, head to Settings > Privacy > Microphone.

Also read: How to create a PDF from web page on your iPhone and iPad (iOS 11)

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