Two important iPhone settings you must check now to avoid hidden dangers | The Sun

IF you want to avoid being tracked or targeted by hackers, there are two iPhone setting changes you might want to make.

Pretty much all websites and apps anonymously track your activities, for the most part to support advertising.

Apple has a special feature which ensures any information obtained through Safari is kept anonymous.

But if you'd rather not share any stuff at all, you can tell the app not to share anything whatsoever.

As TikToker MILAD reveals, you just need to go into the iPhone Settings and look for Safari.

Scroll all the way down until you find Privacy Preserving Ad Measurement.

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Turn this off.

Another more serious hidden danger is WiFi.

It's really useful to connect to free WiFi in shopping centres and pubs, but if one is insecure it can expose your sensitive data.

Always think about whether you trust a WiFi network before joining it.

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Make sure your iPhone is not automatically joining WiFi networks that it finds are open.

You can do this by going to the Settings and selecting Wi-Fi.

At the bottom you will see Auto-Join Hotspot.

Set it to either Never or Ask to Join.

Now your iPhone is in much safer shape.

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