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How to Lock Signal with Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone

Dec 29, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Lock Signal with Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone

Want to add some extra on-device security to Signal? You can protect your conversations in Signal with a passcode lock feature, allowing you to require face ID or Touch ID to access Signal conversations.

How to Disable Location Services on HomePod

Dec 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Location Services on HomePod

Location Services are enabled by default on the HomePod, so that if you ask HomePod or HomePod mini things like what the weather is, it will be able to tell you. But if you’re not actually making use of location features, or if you’d rather have some more privacy, you can turn the location features … Read More

How to Check sha256 Hash of a File on Mac

Dec 17, 2021 - 2 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Need to check the sha256 hash of a file? You can easily check the SHA 256 checksum of any file in macOS from the command line. We’ll cover two different command line tools to verify a sha256 checksum on the Mac, and both come preinstalled with all modern versions of MacOS.

How to Stop HomePod Always Listening

Dec 8, 2021 - 4 Comments
How to Stop Always Listening on HomePod

Apple’s HomePod and HomePod Mini smart speakers are always listening, waiting for your “Hey Siri” command so that it can quickly follow orders to get things done. Some privacy buffs may wish to temporarily or permanently turn this listening feature off, depending on the scenario or their use case of a HomePod, and that’s what … Read More

How to Check Privacy Data for Apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, & PC

Nov 27, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Check Privacy Data for Apps

Have you ever wanted to check the kind of personal data that’s collected by a particular app during usage? Specifically, the data that’s used to track you or link to your identity? Apple makes it easy and straightforward for its users, putting people’s privacy at the forefront.

How to Stop Emails from Loading Remote Images in Mail for iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Nov 25, 2021 - 8 Comments
How to Stop Tracking Emails on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Sometimes emails include formatting and images to make an email look better or more presentable, like an email newsletter. But did you know that some of those remotely loaded images can also serve as trackers that let the sender know the email was opened? If you were not aware of this, you’re certainly not alone. … Read More

How to Stop Apps from Using Cellular Data on iPhone & iPad

Nov 4, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Block Apps from Using Cellular Data on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to prevent certain apps installed on your iPhone or iPad from accessing your cellular data? Many people have limited cellular data plans, so it’s easy to see why you might want to limit or throttle some apps cellular data usage. Or perhaps you just want to prevent an apps cellular data access … Read More

How to Select Email for New iMessage Conversations on Mac

Oct 30, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Select Email for New iMessage Conversations on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to hide your phone number for new iMessage conversations started from the Mac? This is something that a lot of users may wish to do for privacy reasons. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you can easily do this on your  Mac.

How to Disable FaceTime on iPhone / iPad

Oct 27, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Disable FaceTime on iPhone

Do you want to disable FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad completely? Apple gives users the option to turn off the FaceTime functionality on their devices, so whatever the reason you want to turn off FaceTime, you can do that.

How to Get an Apple ID Recovery Key on Mac

Oct 18, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key on Mac

Resetting an Apple ID password can be annoying, though it’s made much easier if you have access to a device that you are already signed into. Without another device though, the process of resetting an Apple ID account login can be frustrating, but a Recovery Key makes this situation easier. You can generate a Recovery … Read More

How to Use Hide My Email for Signups from iPhone & iPad

Oct 14, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Use Hide My Email for Signups from iPhone

Apple has introduced a neat new privacy feature called Hide My Email, which, as the name implies, hides your email during service signups. This feature was introduced alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 software updates as part of the company’s new iCloud+ service that focuses on user privacy, and is included in all existing paid … Read More

How to Limit App Access to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Sep 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Limit Access to Photos for Apps in iOS 14

An interesting privacy feature allows iPhone and iPad users to have complete control over which apps can access the photos on their device. If you’re interested in limiting which apps can access your device photos, read along.

How to Delete Translation History in Apple Translate App on iPhone

Sep 12, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Delete Translation History in Apple Translate App

Are you a frequent user of the native Translate app on your iPhone? Perhaps, you travel a lot or reside in a foreign country where you’ll need to translate your first language? If so, you may want to clear your translation history every now and then, similar to why anyone would want to clear their … Read More

Changing MAC Address in macOS Big Sur & Monterey with spoof-mac

Sep 5, 2021 - 18 Comments
Mac Terminal icon

If you want to change your MAC address in macOS Monterey or Big Sur, you can use the traditional method to spoof a MAC address, or you can use a slightly easier approach by using a command line tool called spoof-mac. We’ll be covering the mac-spoof method here, which relies on HomeBrew.

How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Aug 31, 2021 - 4 Comments
How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Resetting your Apple ID password is normally a pretty easy task, but if you don’t have access to the device that you’re already signed into, things could get super complicated and inconvenient. However, Apple offers another option with an Apple ID recovery key, which can be used to reset an Apple ID account as well.

How to Make an Instagram Account Private

Aug 9, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Make an Instagram Account Private

Want more privacy on Instagram? If so, you might consider turning an Instagram account private, otherwise by default anyone with or without an Instagram account can view your profile, photos, and videos. Fortunately, this can be changed.

How to Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Aug 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Do you want your notifications to stop showing previews on your Mac? Perhaps you want more privacy for the messages or emails you receive? Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to disable notification previews in MacOS.

How to Block Text Messages on iPhone

Jul 26, 2021 - 9 Comments
How to Block Text Messages on iPhone

Are you getting unwanted messages or texts from a random phone number? Or perhaps, it’s just an annoying contact who’s overloading your inbox on iMessage? Either way, you can easily block text messages on the iPhone, preventing your Messages app from getting any contact or communication through the block.

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