Category: privacy

How to Delete All Health Data from iPhone

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Apple’s Health app that’s pre-installed on iOS devices keeps track of your footsteps, nutrition, hearing audio levels, heart rate and a lot more. However, you can easily remove all this data at any time from your iPhone or iPad.

Most people would prefer to keep their Health data for sharing it with their doctors or family members. Over time, the data that’s collected by the Health app could end up taking a considerable amount of storage space on your iOS device. So, you might want to clear them out every now and then. This could also come in handy if you…

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How to Clear Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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If you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad, you may know already that the app saves all of your recent searches for places and directions, just like a web browser. If you want to remove the Google Maps search history to clear out outdated suggestions, or for privacy purposes, you will be happy to know that you can clear the Google Maps search history on iPhone and iPad rather easily.

Like all other maps apps, Google Maps knows a lot about you if you use the app often, from where you’re headed, the places you’ve been to, the directions…

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How to Hide Facebook App on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time

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Do you want to make sure your Facebook app remains hidden when you’re letting someone else use your iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re in luck. Screen Time offers a convenient way to lock apps, and you can use it to block access to Facebook and hide it on your device.

Screen Time offers a variety of tools to control, track, and manage app and device usage, and one of the neat features allows you to indirectly lock certain apps. This can be helpful for privacy purposes, to help focus if you have self control issues with some apps, and of course so much…

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How to Use Face ID with a Face Mask on iPhone & iPad

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unfortunate fact that we need to wear face masks when and wherever possible, whether by choice in some regions or by government regulations and orders in others. The idea of course is that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of SARS-COV-2, and so if we want the world to progress beyond its current state, masks are a necessity in many regions, states, and countries. The problem for iPhone and iPad owners is, mask wearing isn’t particularly compatible with Face ID. One option is to simply use iPhone without Face ID which…

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How to Hide Messages on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to make sure your messages remain hidden when you’re letting someone else use your iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re in luck. Screen Time offers a convenient way to lock apps, and you can use it to block access to the stock Messages app.

Apple introduced Screen Time alongside iOS 12 to help iOS users keep a check on their smartphone usage. It also provides a lot of parental control tools to limit the features that children and other family members are able to access. App Limits is one of the tools that Screen Time has to offer, and it can be used to…

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How to Automatically Delete Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad? If so, you might be interested in setting the app to automatically delete your search history.

As you may know, Google Maps defaults to saving your recent searches for places and directions, similar to a web browser. Those searched are saved to improve suggestions, and they show up as soon as you start typing in the apps search bar. It’s a handy feature, and you can easily clear this data from your iOS device if you have privacy concerns, or if you just want to remove outdated suggestions. And you…

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How to View Saved Passwords in Chrome on Mac

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Want to view your saved passwords in the Chrome browser? Maybe you need to find a password for a website login that you have saved in Chrome? You can easily find, view, and show saved passwords and logins for websites in the Chrome browser, assuming you’ve saved those passwords to Chrome for the autofill and auto sign-in feature within that browser before.

This tutorial will walk through how to view saved passwords in the Chrome web browser on a Mac, however this tutorial should be relevant beyond Mac as the technical process is the same on a Windows PC and…

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How to Turn Off Face ID on iPhone & iPad

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If you don’t want to use Face ID on iPhone or iPad for whatever reason, you can turn it off at any time, even after you have already set it up. It turns out that even if you had already setup the facial recognition service to unlock the iPhone or iPad, the devices work fine without Face ID and with the feature disabled you basically just use a slide to unlock gesture requiring passcode entry instead.

This tutorial will walkthrough how to completely disable Face ID by turning the Face ID feature off completely, rather than just temporarily disabling it.

How to…

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How to Prevent Mac from Remembering Wi-Fi Networks Joined

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By default the Mac will remember all wi-fi networks that have been joined and accessed from the computer, and will automatically join those wireless networks again when they’re within range. This is a good setting for most users to leave enabled, since it’s convenient to not have to constantly reconnect to familiar wireless networks. But some Mac users may wish to prevent their Mac from remembering joined wi-fi networks, whether for personal, privacy, security, or other reasons.

This article will walk through how to prevent a Mac from remembering wi-fi…

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How to Remove Location Data from Photos Before Sharing on iPhone & iPad

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The camera app on the iPhone and iPad collects geographic data of all the photos you take by default (though geotagging photos can be disabled on the camera). This is called geotagging, which essentially lets you know where exactly the photo was captured. Although this is a useful feature to have, considering how easily you can find specific photos from one of your trips by simply heading over to the Places section within the Photos app, it comes at the cost of privacy.

Sure, this might not be a deal-breaker if you’re just going to keep the photos to…

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