Apple iPhones, iPods, and iPad Instructions

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Apple iOS Data Protection

All iPhones since the 3gs, all models of iPad, and iPods since the 3rd generation include hardware encryption. Encryption is enabled automatically when the device is configured to access UF Exchange email using ActiveSync, which will require you to set a passcode.

If you do not configure UF Exchange using ActiveSync, you can manually enable encryption by setting a device passcode:

  1. Tap Settings > General > Passcode
  2. Follow the prompts to create a passcode.
  3. After the passcode is set, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and verify that the text ‘Data protection is enabled’ is visible.

If you use iTunes to synchronize and backup your device, configure encrypted backups by enabling the iTunes option ‘encrypt iPhone backups’ on the general preferences page for the phone. Then sync the device again to complete the process.

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Privacy Settings for iOS 7

With the latest iOS available from Apple there comes a variety of new features along with the colorful new interface. However, this also means that Apple has added a bunch of new options and settings that you should be aware of.

In order to best protect your privacy we recommend that you turn OFF the following settings:

  1. Settings > Control Center > Access on Lock Screen
    • The Control Center allows you to have access to a number of different options while your phone is locked. We recommend turning this off to protect your phone from being accessed in any way while your phone is locked.
  2. Settings > General > Passcode Lock > *Enter your passcode* > Allow Access When Locked > Siri, Passbook, Reply with Message
    • By turning off these settings, this protects your data from being accessed by Siri and other applications while your phone is locked.
  3. Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Diagnostics & Usage
    • The Diagnostics & Usage setting monitors everything you do on your iPhone and “anonymously” sends it to Apple for “improving iOS.”  If this option is on you are basically giving Apple your permission to monitor and record everything you do on your device.
  4. Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations
    • Frequent Locations captures data and information from the locations you visit most frequently to provide you with location-related information. There is also a feature in this setting that allows Apple to access and use this information to improve their Maps application.
  5. Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Location-Based iAds
    • iAds created it’s own privacy uproar in June 2010 when a 45-page update to Apple’s privacy policy which detailed how your location information could be used to allow the company – and their “partners and licensees” – to “collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device.”

We also recommend that you turn ON the following settings for any iOS device:

  1. Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Limit Ad Tracking
  2. Settings > Safari > Do Not Track 

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