The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system comes with some privacy improvements. Before you do anything like customizing your phone, loading new apps, or syncing your data for the first time, you should take a few steps to lock down your device and protect your privacy. iOS 10 Auto Lock!!
Here are the important tweaks to get you started.
Turn on/ off or Change Auto lock Screen time on iPhone: iOS 10
Not new in iOS 10 but changed path to manage it in setting app. Get full guide on how Auto lock Screen time on iPhone/ iPad works and How we can make our gadgets user friendly. So it’s saves battery consumption, Time and Easy to access when you want with new changes for unlock screen, Raise to Wakeupthat’s activate lock screen. Auto lock screen doesn’t work on any third party application, just like android or other mobile platform. So Go with below guide and manage it beautifully from setting app.
Lock screen with passcode is a good coordination between security and Device optimization features by apple.
How to Fix iPhone 6/6 Plus Doesn’t go into Sleep Mode
Method 1:Set auto-lock time
You may clean forget to fix the auto-lock time while setting your iPhone for the first time. So you better do it now. To set auto-lock time, follow just four easy steps: iOS 10 Auto Lock!!
Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General.
Step #2. Scroll down to Auto-Lock and tap on it.
Step #3. Tap on any option except Never.
Sometimes, your iPhone doesn’t go into sleep mode just because you have selected Never in the auto-lock options.
Method 2: Toggle AssistiveTouch OFF
Many iPhone users have resolved the issue by toggling AssistiveTouch OFF. You can also follow suit:
Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General.
Step #2. Now tap on Accessibility.
Step #3. Scroll down and tap on AssistiveTouch.
Step #4. Toggle the AssistiveTouch OFF.
Method 3: Reboot Your iPhone
Rebooting your iPhone can be quite easy. Just press and hold the home button and sleep/wake button simultaneously at least for 10 to 15 seconds. The screen will turn blank; still hold the two buttons. Now, your iPhone will show a complete white screen with Apple logo on it. Release the buttons as iPhone is reset. Please note that if you release the buttons when the screen goes dark, your iPhone will be shut down, and will not go into Reset mode.
Method 4: Reset All Settings
If the above fixes do not work, you should go for Reset All Settings.
Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General. Scroll down to Reset (the final option on the General screen).
Step #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings (the first option).
Method 5: Update the iOS
Apple has a history of leaving bugs in beta versions; if you are using any beta version of any iOS, please check if there is an update in the Software Update section.
Step #1. Tap on Settings app → Tap General.
Step #2. Tap Software Update → Tap on Download and Update.
iOS Update using iTunes
Step #1. Connect your iPhone with your computer using a USB cable.
Step #2. Open iTunes and click on the iPhone symbol. You will be landed on a Summary page.
Step #3. Click on Check for Update button.
Your iPhone will be updated to the latest version of iOS.
iOS 10 troubleshooting tips: Touch ID isn’t working
Some users have reported that a previously happy Touch ID setup stopped working when they made the update to iOS 10. This is a pain, but rescuable – you will probably need to clear your fingerprints and enter them again.
First, however, try something simpler: go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, enter your passcode and then tap the buttons next to Apple Pay and iTunes & App Store so they turn white. Power off your iPhone and turn it back off again, then go back into Settings and turn those two buttons back to green (you’ll need to enter your Apple ID password).
Has that fixed the problem?
If not, go through the fingerprints stored in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode – tap each one in turn – and tap Delete Fingerprint. Then go back and tap Add A Fingerprint, and put them back in. This is a bit of a hassle, but should fix the problem.
iOS 10 troubleshooting tips: Battery life is worse than before
Does battery life seems to have taken a hit since you updated to iOS 10? You’re not alone. But there are some tricks you can use to wring a few extra hours between charges.
There are obvious steps, such as turning down the brightness and audio volume (both accessible via the Control Centre by swiping up from the bottom of the screen), and it’s worth tightening up your Auto-Lock time so the screen goes dark after a shorter period of non-use (Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock). While you’re in the Display & Brightness settings, turn off Raise to Wake, which will inevitably light up the screen on occasion when it isn’t needed.
Encrypt your iPhone
Your iPhone or iPad is encrypted by default. But it’s only encrypted if you protect it with a PIN, password, or fingerprint. Head to Settings, Touch ID & Passcode and set up your passwords and fingerprints. An unlocked iPhone would let a malicious individual with intimate knowledge of the iPhone to steal credit card data, Safari passwords, pictures, and other valuable data you might hold on your phone.
Tip #1: Set a Custom Alphanumeric Code or a Custom Numeric Code, but don’t go for the 4-Digit Numeric Code.
Tip #2: Do not use Touch ID for iPhone Unlock if you’re worried law enforcement would use it against you, but keep using it for Apple Pay, iTunes and App Store, and other apps.
Tip #3: Always set the iPhone to auto-lock itself. Go to Settings, Display & Brightness and set the auto-lock time for as low as 30 seconds or as much as 5 minutes. Never set it to Never.
Tip #4: Enable Erase Data if you want the iPhone to automatically delete everything after 10 failed passcode attempts.
Tip #5: Encrypt your iOS backups as well, and backup your device via iTunes (where they can be encrypted) rather than iCloud.
Enable Find My iPhone
If it’s not enabled, Find My iPhone must be turned on (under Settings, iCloud) so that you can attempt retrieving a lost or stolen device.
Enable Send Last Location so that the iPhone sends the last known location of the iPhone to Apple when the battery is critically low. You can keep it off if you usually run out of battery.
Use 2-factor authentication
Your Apple ID is a vital piece of information that hackers try to steal. You can secure it with 2-factor authentication over at Apple.com, and you should do it to make sure your wallet and data are both protected. A hacker could steal data information from your backups — say, naked pictures — and purchase items on your behalf after gaining Apple ID access.
Require password for additional purchases made on your iOS and Mac devices.
Limit lockscreen data leaks
One of the big changes in iOS 10 concerns the lockscreen. It can deliver more information than ever, and a sneak peak at it is enough for someone to glance useful information about your day. A malicious person could read personal information from notifications (including messages and mails) and widgets that are set up on the screen. You can limit access to certain features of the lockscreen by going to Settings, Touch ID & Passcode and disabling them one by one. The list includes Today View, Notification View, Siri, Reply with Message, Home Control, andWallet.
Tip #1: The problem is that by disabling these features, and the useful widgets on the lockscreen, you miss out on some awesome features. So you could try to find other ways of limiting lockscreen leaks. One of them concerns notifications. Just go to Settings, Notifications, and manage the type of notifications you get from each app. It’s critical that you disable Show Previews for messaging and email apps, so the text doesn’t appear on the screen.
Tip #2: You might want to remove Home Control from your lockscreen. It’s pretty clear why.
Tip #3: It’s really easy for someone to spy on you if you’re on iOS 10 and have Raise to Wake enabled. A person could raise the phone and glance at all the information available on the lockscreen without making any sounds. Disable the feature (Settings, Display & Brightness) so that the lockscreen doesn’t light up when you or someone else moves it around.
Tip #4: If something you need to customize isn’t available in the Settings app, go to the lockscreen or home screen. Swipe down, then slide to the right to see your widgets. Scroll down until you see the Edit button to customize that screen. Don’t worry, only the person who knows your password can enter this menu.
Manage your Location information
You should be in control of location sharing on iOS, and Apple lets you do it. Just like before, head to the Settings app, then Privacy, then Location Services. This is where you can limit location tracking on a per-app basis. You tell apps never to track you, or track your device only while you’re using an app. Do not allow apps to track you in the background.
Tip #1: Under Location Services scroll down to System Services, then Frequent Locations, and disable it if you don’t want your iPhone to provide location-related information in apps like Maps, Calendar, and others. While you’re there, tap the Clear History button as well.
Tip #2: You should also limit other types of data that you’re sharing with apps, and you can do that from the Privacy screen. Camera and microphone access, contacts and calendars, Health and HomeKit, are some of the sections to pay attention to.
Stop third-parties from tracking you via ads
Go to the Settings app, then Privacy and then Advertising (at the very bottom of the page). Enable Limit Ad Tracking, and then tap on Reset Advertising Identifier. iOS 10 is even better at limiting ads, as it resets the identifier to 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000. Good luck tracking that.
Tip #1: You can tap on View Ad Information to find out the information used by Apple to deliver relevant ads to you.
Tip #2: Browse the web in incognito mode. Go to Safari, tap on the page switch icon (the one on the right at the bottom of the screen), then tap Private. Private Browsing Mode is now enabled.
Limit access to data
If someone gets access to your phone’s data, they could be looking at all the information that’s on your phone. You can limit it by setting messages to self-destroy after a number of days. Go to Settings, Messages, and Keep Messages where you can select the minimum period to 30 days. Do the same for Audio Messages on the same page set them to Expire after 2 minutes.
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