This simple, but awesome, iPhone trick will save you from hackers

iPhone has an amazing security feature that will save you from hacker attacks by blocking some of the most common cyber-schemes.

| Updated on: Oct 21 2022, 18:46 IST
iPhone 14 in photos: A quick glance at Apple’s fascinating new flagship
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1/5 The iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display with Ceramic Shield Protection. The iPhone 14 gets the same but smaller notch design and form factor as last year’s iPhone 13. (Apple)
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2/5 The iPhone 14 is powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset which powered last year’s iPhone 13. Although Apple has claimed that this year’s A15 Bionic is an improved version of last year’s chipset. The A15 Bionic, although an year old, is still the fastest chipset in the market yet, making iPhone 14 still an amazing smartphone. It houses a 5 core GPU and a 6 core CPU. (Apple)
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3/5 Phone 14 gets the same 12MP main camera with a larger sensor with f/1.5 aperture lens and sensor shift stability. Apple claims an improvement of 49 percent in low light photography. and the 12MP ultra-wide camera. The front camera also uses the 12MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture. (Apple)
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4/5 iPhone 14 also has a new gyroscope sensor that can detect impacts of up to 256G. Apple also brings support for satellite connectivity on the iPhone 14, called Emergency SOS via satellite. Users can now use the Find My app to share their location with contacts. The service will be available from November 2022 and will be free for use for two years. (Apple)
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5/5 The price of the iPhone 14 starts at $799 for the 128GB variant. There is a 256GB variant which is priced at $899. If you want to go even bigger, the iPhone 14 also has a 512GB variant which is priced at $999. It is available in 5 colours - Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Product Red. (Apple)
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Use iPhone’s inbuilt password manager to save yourself from hackers’ attack. (AFP)

iPhones are one of the best smartphones across the globe and the one reason behind this is its security features. The handsets come with an in-built password manager that automatically blocks security threats. iPhone's iCloud Keychain stores the passwords, encrypts them, and stores them in the cloud and simply enters them while logging in. Apple explained in its blogpost, "It auto-fills your information – like your Safari usernames and passwords, credit cards, Wi-Fi networks and social log-ins – on any device that you approve.”

It added, "iCloud Keychain stores your passwords and credit card information in such a way that Apple cannot read or access them."

In addition to this, the iPhone also has a Safari web browser with a feature called Strong Passwords. With this, whenever you sign up to a service on Safari, it uses an auto-generated password that can't be cracked and it even gets saved in your iCloud Keychain.

Further, it also has the password reuse alert that warns users of the two same passwords on multiple accounts. Doing so might land you into trouble as hackers who break into one account can then get access to others as well. Know how to turn on iCloud keychain.

How to turn on iCloud Keychain on your iPhone and iPad?

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To enable iCloud keychain, just head to Settings, tap your name, then choose iCloud.

Step 2:

Next, tap Keychain and turn on iCloud Keychain. 

Step 3:

You will be asked for your passcode or Apple ID password. Once entered, it will be enabled. 

How to turn on iCloud Keychain on your Mac?

Step 1: Setting up iCloud Keychain on your Mac is different from that of an iPhone or iPad. Here's how you can do it.

Step 2: Open your Mac and head to Apple menu System Preferences.

Step 3: Then, click Apple ID followed by iCloud in the sidebar.

Step 4: Select Keychain and sign into your Apple ID. You will be required to approve with an old passcode or from another device when prompted. Approve and set it up.

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First Published Date: 21 Oct, 18:44 IST