Restrictions

The iPhone, like the many smartphones that have debuted in its wake, includes a variety of powerful applications and features. Many of these functions and apps, including the camera, the Safari browser, FaceTime and others, can have privacy and security implications, depending upon how they’re used and what permissions they have. The Restrictions option under Settings in iOS gives users the ability to control what permissions each app on the phone has.

The iPhone, like the many smartphones that have debuted in its wake, includes a variety of powerful applications and features. Many of these functions and apps, including the camera, the Safari browser, FaceTime and others, can have privacy and security implications, depending upon how they’re used and what permissions they have. The Restrictions option under Settings in iOS gives users the ability to control what permissions each app on the phone has. For example, users can decide whether to allow location services for each app, turn off services such as Ping, disable in-app purchases and set the level of content restriction for podcasts. More of a privacy control than a security function, the Restrictions options is an important set of options for users who want more control of their devices and the way data is handled.


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