Apples iOS 8 Features

Privacy settings you should change in iOS 8

Previously, we discussed some of the new features that iOS 8 had to offer in this post, here are some updates to your privacy settings you should look at.

Privacy Settings in IOS 8

Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8 has many features that are tied to your location, as well as new privacy settings allowing you to limit how long data is stored, message expiry and private browsing. Read some tips below for updating your settings within the shiny new OS:

Prevent apps from accessing, uploading your data

iOS 8 Privacy settings - Contacts

Go to Settings > Privacy and select each app, like Contacts, and swipe on or off which third-party apps you want to grant access to. If you have already granted an app access to your contacts, or other personal data, switching off the service does not mean that service will delete your data.

Enable ‘Find My iPhone’ for lost and stolen devices

iOS 8 Find Mobile

You can use Find Your iPhone app to locate your device, if it’s powered on. It displays on a map where your device is, which can be handy if it’s stolen. To change go to:

Settings iCloud Find My iPhone (or iPad) and make sure that it is switched on. You may need to enter your device passcode.

By selecting Send Last Location, with less than 1 percent of battery life left, your device will update Apple’s servers with the last location — just before it powers down.

Prevent sharing your location to others

iOS 8 Share my Location

Leaving this on can be handy for certain apps, but can also be annoying and, anything else that is running is consuming battery power. To disable this go to:

Settings >Privacy Location Services Share My Location. You can also disable it. You can also decide to share other device locations that are connected to your iCloud account.

Limit advertisers tracking your location, data

iOS 8 Advertising

Safari had an update in iOS 7 and iOS 8, and now offers a number of privacy-related tweaks. One of the key ones relates to advertising, which can track and monitor your location.

Not so easily found, as it’s not in the Safari settings, go to:

Settings Privacy >Advertising and enable the Limit Ad Tracking option. From here, make sure you hit the Reset Advertising Identifier option, and then accept any prompts.

 

See more links on Apple’s new iOS 8

Apple – iOS 8 Apple website | See what’s new on iOS 8 | Wikipedia – iOS 8 article

 

iOS 8.0 Storage Requirements

Apple describes iOS 8.0 as “the biggest release since the launch of the App Store”. They weren’t kidding!

ios8 storage requirements

There has been a flurry of responses on social media, especially on the heels of U2’s free album download. Not to mention Download Spikes

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