Over the years, Apple has outperformed many technology companies in maintaining the privacy of user data. Unlike Google, Apple does not rely on targeted advertising based on user data as a source of profit but makes its profits from the sale of devices, applications, iOS 13 for iPhone. We find that Apple has introduced new features of privacy.
The new features give you more control over how often apps can access your location, ways to prevent apps from scanning nearby Wi-Fi networks to guess your location, a new, more personal way to sign in to apps and sites, and a number of security features in Home Kit.
iOS 13 privacy and security features
Here are the top 5 security and privacy features in iOS 13:
1. Control how apps track your location:
On iOS 13, apps are not allowed to request static access to your location when you open the app for the first time. Instead, you can choose from three different options: allow location access while using the app, allow only one-time access, or disallow Doing at all.
If you choose to access your location only once, the app will grant permission to access location data only this time, but if you use the app again, you will be asked for permission again.
If you have given any application permission to access your site and want to change it at any time, you can follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Click the Privacy section.
- Tap Location Services, then tap the app you want to change permission for and select the option that’s right for you.
Apple increases the visibility of how often an app arrives at your location by giving a periodic alert that includes a map of all the places the app has checked your location in the background and asks if you want to keep the app settings intact.
2. Improving the privacy of sites via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth:
Some apps do not require explicit access to your location, and instead, use popular Wi-Fi networks or nearby Bluetooth devices to identify your location.
But now in iOS 13, the new controls will help prevent apps from accessing your location without your consent when using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
3. Login with Apple:
In iOS 13, you can sign in to apps and websites quickly and easily with your Apple ID, without having to fill out forms, check email, or create new passwords.
Simply tap Sign in with Apple, and then you can use Face ID or Touch ID to sign in.
“It will never track you, and will not create a profile for you when you sign in with this feature.
4. Hide email address during registration:
If you feel distrust about sharing your email address with a specific app, you can make the decision to hide it. You can also choose to have Apple create a unique email address that converts messages to your real email address.
5. More improvements in HomeKit:
Apple also announced that its HomeKit smart home platform has received support for secure routers and encrypted home security cameras. The new routers will add a firewall layer to your smart home devices, giving you complete control over which devices can communicate with each other.
HomeKit cameras will also get video encryption capabilities and store them on iCloud soon. Many home surveillance cameras are currently uploading unencrypted videos to their respective servers for storage and analysis, but with HomeKit Secure Video, all videos will be encrypted and no one will be able to watch it.