Protect Your iPhone and iPad with iOS 7 (coming this Fall)

Screen shot 2013-06-28 at 3.43.55 PMThis fall our iPhones and iPads will be getting an update: iOS 7.

I’ve been reading about it all over the internet, and clearly we are going to have some learning to do 😯 . Many improvements are touted, plus a new Control Center and other goodies.

One of the most hyped new features is an improvement to the “Find My iPhone” ability. As it is, now, if your iPhone is stolen, the thief can easily disable the “find” ability, and if you don’t find it first, you are out of luck.

But in iOS 7, Apple has added another layer of protection.

In order to disable the “Find My iPhone” feature, it will be necessary to enter your password, first. Obviously, the criminal who nabbed your device won’t know your password, and therefore will be unable to disable it.

And if you wipe the iPhone clean, it won’t be possible to reactivate the phone without (again) knowing the password that YOU had assigned to it. Hopefully this makes it a whole lot less profitable to steal your iPhone in the first place. πŸ™‚

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16 thoughts on “Protect Your iPhone and iPad with iOS 7 (coming this Fall)

  1. SC, forgive an ignoramus, here, but when you say “getting an update,” am I understanding you to mean our current phones will be receiving an update to them? Like my iPhone 4S? Will it be automatic? Will we be required to download this stuff? Or by any chance is this only applicable to a new model phone?

    • No worries, Marcia. I’ll walk you through it. Yes, your iPhone 4S will indeed be getting the update. It will not happen automatically, although it won’t be hard to do. You won’t be “required” to download and update, but after the bugs are worked out, you’ll probably want to do it. Don’t give it another thought right now… it won’t be released until the fall, and when it happens, I’ll be talking about it a lot right here, going through it all step by step and we’ll do it together. πŸ™‚

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