You must turn on these iPhone settings NOW or someone could be spying on you

A TIKTOKER highlighted a handy iPhone hack that could one day save your bacon.

In a recent video, user @kaansanity showed a number of device settings you can change to keep your phone safe from thieves.

A TikToker highlighted a handy iPhone hack


A TikToker highlighted a handy iPhone hackPhoto credit: Tiktok

The trick is to ensure that pickpockets or robbers cannot turn on your phone’s airplane mode to hide it.

This is a tactic scammers use to prevent you from viewing your iPhone’s location using Apple’s Find My device tracking feature.

“Let’s say your phone gets stolen,” Kaansanity said in an upload to his five million TikTok followers last week.

“The thief will turn on airplane mode so you can’t see the location.”

Even without your iPhone passcode, a slob can turn on this setting from Control Center.

This is the menu that you can access from the lock screen, giving you instant access to useful controls.

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Kaansanity has explained how to block this simple workaround in his video.

In your iPhone settingsgo to Face ID and Passcode and turn off control center.

This requires anyone holding your phone to enter a correct Face ID or passcode to access the control center.

For extra security, TikToker also recommended going to the same settings page and turning it off USB accessories.

This secures your texts and photos by ensuring that anyone with your phone has to unlock it before plugging in a data siphon.

Final advice from Kaansanity is to make sure location services are turned on so Find My can do its thing.

Go to settings and then privacy > location services.

Then under settings > find my iphone and turn on all three available options by pressing the slider so it turns green.

What is Finy My?

Apple designed your iPhone to be found even when it’s turned off.

There are several ways to locate a lost iPhone – so don’t panic if you misplaced your iPhone.

If you forget your iPhone at the office, you can easily locate it on a map using the Find My Phone app.

This even works when the device is switched off.

That’s because Apple has included Ultra Wideband technology in some recent iPhone models.

So other iPhones or Apple devices that have been in the vicinity of the handset will “ping” it to Apple’s Find My network.

All you need is someone with an Apple device moved close to the iPhone and it will show up on the map – even if it’s turned off.

You can access Find My from another Apple device or by signing in to iCloud in a browser.

It is possible to prevent iPhone thieves from accessing your texts and photos


It is possible to prevent iPhone thieves from accessing your texts and photosPhoto credit: Tiktok

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