Apple released iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad and already someone has a list of changes you need to make immediately. Why? Zack Whittaker has the scoop:
iOS 8 has a number of new features tied to your location. It also has new privacy settings, allowing users to limit how long data is stored for, such as message expiry features and new private browsing settings.
But why should they be changed?
Before you do anything like customizing your phone, loading new apps, or syncing your data for the first time, these first seven settings need to be checked, and if necessary, changed.
Oh, so now it’s merely to be checked. Here’s my favorites (which happen to number seven, too):
- Limit apps from tracking your location in the background
- Prevent apps from accessing, uploading your data
- Enable ‘Find My iPhone’ for lost and stolen devices
- Allow iMessages, voice, and video to expire over time (good one)
- Prevent sharing your location to others
- Prevent iPhone location-based tracking
- Limit advertisers tracking your location, data