5 iOS 9 Privacy Settings Everyone Needs to Understand (And Probably Change Right Now)

The new iOS is better, faster, and more efficient than its predecessors, with a number of new features and improvements including enhanced multitasking for iPad, Proactive Assistant Siri, new Low Power mode, Transit directions in Maps and many more.
You need to download iOS 9 right away. But, after installing it on your iOS device, you should immediately change these security settings to protect your privacy.

iOS 9 give you control over which apps have access to information stored on your iOS device. For example, you can allow a social-networking app to use your camera, allowing you to take and upload pictures. You can also grant access to your contacts, so a messaging app can find any friends that are already using the same app.

5 iOS 9 Privacy Settings Everyone Needs to Understand


You can modify privacy settings in Settings > Privacy. You can select a type of data from this list to see which apps have asked for permission to use that data. An app won’t appear on the list until it asks permission to use your data. You can add or remove permission from any app that has asked for access to data. An app can use your data only if you have given it your permission.



If you allow third-party apps or websites to use your data or your current location, you’re subject to their terms, privacy policies, and practices. You should review the terms, privacy policies, and practices of the apps and websites to understand how they use your location and other information. Information Apple collects will be treated in accordance with Apple’s Privacy Policy.


Apple’s new iOS 9 didn’t really change much from iOS 8, with the exception of a few tiny features like low-power mode, app thinning, a smarter caller ID, and a news app.

While the small upgrades mean most iPhone users won’t have to learn anything new, they shouldn’t simply keep using their phones as if nothing’s changed. As Quartz noted, anyone who has upgraded should go through the new operating system and pay special attention to the “Settings.” Failure to do so could cost you big time when your cell phone bill comes.

Hidden at the very bottom of the “Cellular” tab in settings, there’s a toggle called “Wi-Fi Assist.” The default setting in iOS 9 is for “Wi-Fi Assist” to be on. When it’s activated, the iPhone will use cellular data—from your cell phone plan—to supplement the Wi-Fi if the router signal is weak. Though the option will boost your phone speed, it will also most certainly tax your data plan. And if you don’t have unlimited data, it wouldn’t be hard to hit your usage maximum quickly and potentially go over.

So if this is likely to be a problem for you, simply turn “Wi-Fi Assist” off.


Protect your Personal Hotspot from Hackers and Network Spoofing stuff! OR Stealing your Personal Internet getting access into your Hotspot.
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By Default iOS 9 comes with strong encryption and Protected Password in your Hotspot Settings, you should change your Default Password to something more protected, including strings and char. You are advised to include letters, numbers, as well as special characters in your password to make it difficult for others to crack.



1Safari also got a small makeover in iOS 9 with even more privacy-related tweaks. One such recent privacy setting is blocking advertisement cookies and trackers.
Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising and then enable the Limit Ad Tracking option. From here, tap the Reset Advertising Identifier option, and then accept any prompts.
You can also prevent iPhone location-based tracking, as some services track you for location-based advertisements and alerts, and for boosting your cell coverage.
Just head on to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services and select the services that you wish to disable.


Keep your Hands Tight on your iPhone or iPad in case you Lost it
Find My iPhone locates your device on a map if it’s lost or stolen.
For enabling, Go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone (or iPad) and Switch it ON. You may require entering the passcode of your device to authorize this.
Moreover, you can also select Send Last Location, this will send your device’s last location to Apple’s servers just before your device powers down.

Note: In case, you don’t want Apple to track you, we advise you to disable this feature.



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The Most Secure Stuff in iOS 9 having a Longer 6-digit Passcode
When you set up an iOS device, you are asked to create a passcode to encrypt your entire iPhone or iPad storage. The passcode is your device key that protects your device and its data from others.
This passcode was limited to just four digits, but iOS 9 adds the ability to use a 6-digit passcode, which makes your iPhone or iPad far more secure.
If you have already set a passcode on your device, Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, and enter your existing 4-digit passcode.
If not, Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, select Turn Passcode On, and select Passcode Options. This provides you options for Custom Alphanumeric Code, or Custom Numeric Code, or the older Four-Digit Numeric Code.


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