Category: Security

How to Export LastPass Passwords

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Want to export the passwords stored in your LastPass account? Maybe you’re deciding to migrate to a new password manager, or you just want a hardcopy of your credentials for another reason. Exporting all your saved passwords from LastPass is pretty easy.

LastPass is quite popular, but they recently changed how their free plan works, limiting it to one device type, i.e. either computers or mobile devices changing how you access your saved passwords across different devices. This contrasts to something like iCloud Keychain, which is included as part of iCloud…

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How to Automatically Erase Apple Watch After Failed Passcode Attempts

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Did you know that you can set your Apple Watch to automatically erase all its data if someone’s trying to break into it? Fortunately, this is pretty is easy to do and all you need is just a few seconds to enable this optional feature. Much like you can set iPhone to automatically erase on failed passcode entries, you can setup the same feature on Apple Watch too.

Out of the box, Apple lets you create a simple 4-digit passcode for your Apple Watch. This allows you to secure your wearable as soon as you take it off your wrist. However, the issue with 4-digit…

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How to Set iPhone to Erase Automatically After Failed Passcode Attempts

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Are you worried about someone breaking into your iPhone by guessing passcodes? Or perhaps you’re worried that if you lost your iPhone, someone could eventually guess the passcode and access your data? In that case, you may want to learn how you can set your iPhone to automatically erase all its data after multiple failed passcode attempts.

Typically, when someone enters the wrong passcode five times in a row, the iPhone automatically locks you out for 1 minute. After a minute, you’ll be able to attempt entering the passcode again. If you keep getting the…

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How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone & iPad

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Want to use a shorter 4 digit passcode on your iPhone or iPad again? You can do that, though it’s important to remember that shorter passcodes are not as secure.

If you’re a long-time iPhone or iPad user, you probably remember the old days when you were able to use four-digit passcodes. Although Apple defaults users to six-digit passcodes now, you can still switch to a four-digit passcode if you prefer to.

As you may recall, the default passcode required to unlock iPhones and iPad used to be four-digit numeric codes. However, with the addition of Touch ID…

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How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

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Lost or forgot the passcode that you use for Screen Time on your Mac? Don’t start panicking. Thankfully, resetting your Screen Time passcode without losing all your settings is a pretty straightforward process on macOS.

Screen Time makes it easy to keep track of device usage, and also functions as a set of parental controls that can be passcode protected so that settings aren’t changed. That passcode lock prevents children and other users from making any changes to personalized Screen Time settings, but unfortunately like any other password, they can be…

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How to Add or Remove Trusted Phone Numbers on iPhone, iPad, Mac

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Want to link a new phone number to your Apple ID so that you can receive two-factor authentication codes? Thankfully, adding and removing trusted phone numbers is a pretty straightforward procedure and you can do this right on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

For people who aren’t aware, trusted phone numbers are used to verify your identity when you’re attempting to sign in to a new device with your Apple account, and also to help recover your account if you forget your password. By default, when you enable two-factor authentication on your Apple account, the…

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How to Disable Camera on iPhone & Lock Screen

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Want to disable the camera on the Lock Screen of iPhone? Whether for privacy purposes, part of work provisioning, for a child’s iPhone, or to prevent accidental pictures being taken, you can disable the camera on iPhone if need be, which also prevents the camera from being usable while the iPhone is locked.

So, want to limit camera access? Read along, we’ll cover turning off the camera on your iPhone as well as its lock screen. We’re focusing on iPhone here, but the same applies to disabling the camera on iPad as well.

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How to Trust an App on iPhone & iPad to Fix “Untrusted Developer” Message

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Did you install an iOS or ipadOS app to iPhone or iPad that’s not from the Apple App Store by sideloading? If so, you will not be able to open this app on your iPhone or iPad right away and instead, you’ll get an “Untrusted Developer” message.

Apple has some strict rules on what apps can be published to the App Store. However, third-party developers have found ways to deliver apps to iOS and iPadOS users without having to release it in the App Store. If you’re a developer, Apple allows you to sideload your apps on to your devices with Xcode. If…

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How to Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch

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Do you use an Apple Watch alongside your iPhone? If so, you may be excited to know that you can now use your Apple Watch to quickly unlock your Face ID-equipped iPhone, this may be particularly handy when you’re wearing a face mask. That’s right, you no longer have to type in the passcode.

Ever since mask wearing became common, Apple’s Face ID-equipped iPhones haven’t been able to do their job quite as well. Sure, there are tricks to use Face ID with a mask, but they’re not perfect either. As a result, you’re forced to type in your device passcode…

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