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7 iPhone privacy settings that you must enable

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That is, your contacts, your location, your photos, your emails, your text messages and even your bank account, can be found on that smartphone in your pocket.

It is an incomparable collection of things that, taken together, make you.

And, if you've paid attention, he knows that a seemingly endless combination of unscrupulous companies and data breaches means he said he is perpetually on the verge of being put on permanent display.

There are some small and privacy-focused steps you can take to mitigate your risk without having to go live in the forest.

1. Location

As the New York Times demonstrated in December, many mobile applications constantly collect user locations throughout the day and then share that information with numerous third-party companies.

The invasiveness is amazing: "It needs a few yards and, in some cases, is updated more than 14,000 times a day."

Applications that request unrestricted access to your location data, for example, to inform you of the specific weather of your location, are some of the most obvious culprits. Go ahead and disable this access.

On your iPhone, go to Settings> Privacy> Location services. More than likely, you will see that the function is activated.

On this screen

You will find a list of applications that have requested or have access to your location data. Unless it is for a service that really needs to know where it is, such as a map application, you must individually change each individual application configuration to "Never".

In the case of something like Google Maps or Lyft, change it to "When using the application." This means that the application in question will not know exactly where you are, even when you are not using it. Whatever you do, do not leave any application configured in "Always", especially if it is a meteorological application.

Oh, and did you know that your camera is embedding your location in the photos? You can also turn it off.

2. Your camera

It is likely that numerous applications on your iPhone have requested, and have been granted, access to your camera. For some of these, the reasoning is obvious.

Do you want to be able to use Snapchat filters?

Well, the application needs access to your camera. That makes sense.

Again, go to Settings> Privacy> Camera and check which applications you have granted access to the camera. Do you see anything there that makes no sense? Go ahead and turn it off

3. The microphone

You may be surprised, and not in a pleasant way, that your phone's applications have requested access to the microphone.

For example, Do you want Drivetime to access your microphone? Do not? Because if you downloaded it, then it could.

To disable individual application access to your microphone, go to Settings> Privacy> Microphone and start turning things off.