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Take Control of iOS 12 by Josh Centers

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Guard Your Privacy

iOS offers many tools to help you protect your privacy, and in this chapter I explain how to take advantage of them.

Set a Passcode

Everyone should use a passcode. The passcode protects your photos, messages, browser history, and more from prying eyes. Here’s how to configure it:

  1. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (or Settings > Passcode, or Settings > Face ID & Passcode).

  2. Tap Turn Passcode On.

  3. Enter a passcode.

  4. Enter the passcode again to verify.

  5. Consider enabling Settings > Touch ID (or Face ID) & Passcode > Erase Data. This feature automatically erases everything on a device after ten failed passcode attempts. If you recover the device, you can restore it from a backup, though that might be difficult or impossible while ...

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