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iPhone, how to activate anti-theft protection and what it is for

An anti-theft protection that prevents hackers and thieves from accessing – via iPhone – the owner's personal and sensitive data.
This is one of the innovations that enriches the range of functions of the new iOS 17.3 operating system.
In fact, only once their operating system has been updated will users of the stylized apple be able to have access to this new protection device.
Having your phone stolen, in fact, is not only a frustrating experience but also a potentially dangerous one, as with just a few moves thieves can access payment apps and empty the iPhone owner's current accounts.
The feature was announced late last year after a Wall Street Journal investigation revealed how thieves had been taking advantage of iPhone users.
The update therefore proved to be necessary, but how can it be achieved? This is the question that many users are asking themselves.
Below is all the information on how the anti-theft protection works and how to download it.
read also Apple, all the news of 2024 iPhone, how to activate the anti-theft protection To activate the protection against the theft of the iPhone, you must, first of all, make sure that the software of your iPhone is updated to iOS 17.3, which can be downloaded directly from the update settings.
The update is free and is available for models ranging from the 2018 XS and iPhone 11 up to iPhone 15 (including iPhone XR).
However, the iPhone but if the device does not recognize its location as “familiar”, it will ask after an hour to verify the owner's identity again.
If your phone is in familiar places like your home or workplace, you won't need to take these additional steps.
iPhone: how the new anti-theft protection works The new anti-theft protection increases the security levels of the iPhone.
A necessary update, as previously, thieves, scammers and hackers could obtain a user's passcode, or an unlocked phone, and disable existing protections, change the Face ID AND take control of the phone, including banking and security apps.
With the new function, as mentioned, security levels increase, especially when the iPhone geolocates itself in an unknown location.
This means that some actions, such as accessing stored passwords and payment information, will require Face ID or Touch ID: it will no longer be enough to just know the passcode.
Apple's idea is therefore to provide further protection, even in the event that a thief manages to unlock the phone with Face ID or Touch ID, and run away making all the security changes, preventing the owner from protecting the phone remotely.
read also How to buy an iPhone on a budget Anti-theft protection: the Android solution similar to Apple For those who don't have an iPhone, it will be important to know that Android devices also have an anti-theft function.
In fact, as with iPhones, a thief would need to know the pin, unlock pattern or Android password to update the registered fingerprints or faces to unlock apps on the phone.
Once this feature is activated, the smartphone will require users to enter their Google ID account and password before they can reset the device.
Therefore, in the event that the stolen smartphone has this function active, the owner will be able to remotely protect the device, preventing, for example, its reactivation without the owner's authorization.

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