Apple has included a new privacy setting in iOS 16 called Security Checkup, we’ve tested it to see how it works.
With iOS 16, many interesting new features come to our iPhone, such as the new home screen, deleting the background of a photo or a way to protect yourself against Pegasus, but in addition to all this Apple has also wanted to go a step further in terms of privacy. Apple is one of the companies that cares the most about privacy and in iOS 16 we have a new test called security check.
It is a function designed for users who suffer domestic violence, although it can be used by any user. The Security Check feature of iOS 16 allows us to immediately revoke the access that other people and applications may have to our location and perform an in-depth security review of our iPhone.
If circumstances or trust levels change, Safety Check lets you sign out of people, apps, and devices you no longer want to stay connected to.
This is Security Check in iOS 16
It is true that what the new iOS 16 security check It’s not that it’s new, but it packs a lot of features into one place to make it easier for users. It is a kind of “panic button” that allows us to immediately disconnect our iPhone from all people, applications and devices.
In addition, you also have the option to use the security check to manage who you share your location with, no need to revoke all permissions. This is how you can access Security Checkup:
- On an iPhone with iOS 16 go into Settings.
- Scroll down and tap Privacy & Security.
- Swipe down again and enter security check.
- Now you will see two options that you can: Emergency reset and Manage access and data sharingFace ID, Touch ID, or passcode is required to enter.
- emergency reset immediately restore access for all people and apps and review the security of your account.
- Manage access and shared data It will allow you to customize which people and apps can access your information and review account security.
With this new setting available you will be able to see in a matter of seconds if there are people or applications that have access to your location, your photos and other types of data and revoke all these permissions very quickly. And with the push of a couple of buttons you can revoke all these accesses. Something really useful.