Everyone is already accustomed to the fact that Yandex, Google and Apple are following us. They claim they are doing it with the best of intentions – to offer us better promotional products. Another thing is when your family, boyfriend or acquaintance are constantly trying to track your movements using the iPhone. How do they do it, and how do they prohibit it?
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In most cases, along with the donated iPhone, you are immediately presented with the created (with or without your participation) Apple ID. As a rule, girls and children rarely pay attention to this. So keep in mind that those who have access to your Apple ID account can spy on your movement at any time. Many people don’t like it.
Many young people, as well as parents, specially give their girls (children) an iPhone tied to their (or specially created) Apple ID for the purpose of tracking.
Naturally, this feature will prove to be very useful for monitoring elderly parents or schoolchildren.
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How can I be spied on using my iPhone?
Everything is very simple. On iPhone in the app Settings there is a section Locator, in which there is a paragraph Find iPhone… It is this option that allows people with access to your Apple ID to receive location data.
In addition, there is one more condition – Geolocation must be enabled on the device (Settings → Confidentiality → Geolocation services).
If both conditions are met, then it will not be difficult to see the information about the user’s location, for this you need to:
one… Go to icloud.com from any computer, smartphone or tablet.
2… Introduce Apple ID and password.
3… Click on the application Find iPhone…
four… In the lower right corner, select the option Hybrid, in case Apple maps have not been drawn in detail in your region yet.
All! The green circle on the map is you, or rather your iPhone.
Moreover, the person who gave you a phone with an Apple ID account specially created for you can easily turn the iPhone into a “brick” (he can remotely erase all data from the smartphone and lock it).
To do this, just press the “Green circle”, then on “i” and in the window that appears, select the option Erase iPhone…
Such a smartphone can only be restored by the attacker himself. Here is a real-life example of such a story.
In the Latitude app
Also, the application allows you to watch you Locatorthat can be set up on an iPhone in minutes, like leaving your phone to someone you know and logging out. Application work Locator we have detailed in this article.
How to stop spying on me on my iPhone
one… The most important thing is that you must have your own Apple ID (instructions for creating), the details of which no one knows except you. This is ideal.
2… You can change the password for your existing Apple ID, but you need to be sure that your friend or parents won’t be able to retrieve it again. You can reset (recover) your Apple ID password using security questions (they are asked when registering an Apple ID, but can be changed at any time), using e-mail or contacting Apple technical support.
3… Disable function Geolocation (Settings → Confidentiality → Geolocation services) and service Find iPhone (Settings → Your name → Locator) will also make tracking via icloud.com impossible. However, it should be borne in mind that if the geolocation services are disabled, you will not be able, for example, to use navigation or track the location of the smartphone if it is lost.
four… If your Apple ID was added to Family access (for example, by the person who gave you an iPhone), check if you are sharing your location with them. If yes, then if desired, it can be prohibited along the way. Settings → Apple ID (your name) → Locator → A family or Friends (see screenshots below).
To do this, in the list of users, select the person with whom you share your location and disable the option.
Top Rules for Safe Ownership of Apple Devices
- On an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you must only be signed in with your Apple ID. NEVER enter someone else’s Apple ID on your device.
- Never ask anyone to create an Apple ID for you. Do it yourself using this detailed instruction.
- Never, under any circumstances, share your Apple ID information with strangers (and sometimes loved ones if you are not sure about them).
- Your Apple ID password shouldn’t be too simple.
- Check your settings Family Sharing and added Friends (what data are you sharing).
- You must remember by heart the login, password and security questions for the Apple ID.
- You must have unhindered access to the e-mail address to which your Apple ID is linked. Access to e-mail must be protected by two-factor authentication with help ONLY your phone number (which is assigned to you)…