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Three Important Privacy Settings for iOS 7 Users

It might take time for some of those who downloaded the iOS 7 to adjust to the new system. Where privacy is concerned, there are some settings they should adjust immediately.

Sep 23 2013, 6:06pm CDT | by

Three Important Privacy Settings for iOS 7 Users
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Diving right into using iTunes Radio might not be the first move new iOS 7 users should want to take. They would be better off to first take measures to protect their security, leaving themselves less open to hackers and information thieves.

The stylish, brightlycolored new iOS 7 might be too much to resist exploring, but taking time to properly adjust privacy settings first can save users from a lot of hassles and headaches later on. Some might assume that Apple has already placed security measures in place, and they have, but there are a few adjustments users need to make before using iOS 7.

Relying on old settings is simply not going to work. The update effectively knocks off all prior settings. Although the System Service settings are hidden all the way at the bottom of Privacy > Location Services, navigating to the spot is a necessary first step. It is a long way down the screen.

Once System Service is finally found, there are three icons users need to become familiar with. Committing their meanings to memory proves to be a smart idea. This is a screen that is important to visit frequently because it is where users can disable location access for apps, securing their personal privacy even further. It is a good idea to turn off Diagnostics & Usage. Having this setting on does nothing to benefit the user, but having it off keeps usage activities private from Apple. When it is on, Apple can easily monitor everything that is done with the device. Such monitoring makes many reasonable iOS 7 users uncomfortable.

Frequent Locations is another setting to turn off. This setting can make note of your frequent locations when on, which is another monitoring issue many are uncomfortable with. This setting was actually the source of a lot of controversy when the beta 5 version of iOS 7 was released.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/25" rel="author">Bijon Kumar Pramanik</a>
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

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