Category: Security

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 Block Your MacBook's Webcam Without Using an External Cover

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Covering your webcam is one of the oldest privacy tips around, but some MacBook owners have made the unfortunate discovery that third-party camera covers can damage your laptop when you try to shut it. Many of these coverings are bulky enough that a MacBook can’t close all the way, and the excess pressure they put on…

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How to Reset Lost Apple ID from iPhone or iPad

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Did you accidentally lose your Apple ID details or forget the password? This can be distressing, but have no worries, as you can easily reset your Apple ID password right from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad within a matter of minutes.

Apple ID is used across various Apple services such as iTunes, iCloud, Apple Music, iMessage, App Store, and more. Therefore, using a secure password and occasionally even changing that password can be crucial to keep your account secure. While doing this, it’s very possible that you accidentally end up forgetting your…

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How to Find Duplicate Passwords in Keychain on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use the same password for multiple online accounts? It may be wise to fix that, as accounts with shared passwords are theoretically at risk of a security breach (for example, if one service is breached and you use the same password on other accounts, it’s possible someone nefarious would be able to gain access to those other accounts). It’s highly recommended to use unique passwords for each account that you may have, and this is exactly where password managers come in and make things easier.

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How to Delete Old Passwords & Accounts from iPhone & iPad

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Do you have outdated account, login, or password information on iCloud Keychain that keeps coming up when you visit a website or particular app? Or do you often update and edit login information for various accounts? If so, you might want to remove outdated accounts and passwords that are stored on your iPhone & iPad within Keychain.

If you aren’t aware, iOS and iPadOS has a password management feature called iCloud Keychain that stores your account log-in details & other information for easy logins, and it keeps that data secure with the help of Face ID,…

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How to Edit Saved Passwords on iPhone & iPad with iCloud Keychain

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Do you use iCloud Keychain to store the log-in details of your various online accounts? Well, if you change the password to any of these logins or accounts on their respective platforms or websites, Keychain doesn’t always update the information right away. And when that happens, you wouldn’t be able to use this handy feature to quickly log in to these accounts, unless you manually update the password and login information in Keychain. Fortunately, editing saved account information, logins, and passwords is easy on iPhone and iPad.

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How to Manually Add Passwords to Keychain on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use iCloud Keychain to store your passwords to various online accounts? If so, did you know that you can manually add all your online accounts in one place, instead of heading over to their respective websites individually? Adding login information to iCloud Keychain is easy on iPhone and iPad.

By default, Keychain prompts you to save the account information whenever you sign-in to a website or an app, as long as the feature is enabled. Although this is convenient enough for most users, some of you might not want to deal with the trouble of going through…

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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.

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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.

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