How to Manage Privacy Features [iOS 6 Devices Guide]
Are you the one of millions lucky owners of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch running the latest version of iOS firmware? Would you love to know how to manage privacy features in iOS 6? This guide is written especially for you. It is easy-to-follow and safe to perform.
Why would anyone need to protect their privacy settings on iOS devices? Last winter a lot of users panicked when one blogger told everyone that there were applications on the App Store that could upload users’ address books to their servers [such programs as Twitter, Path and others].
You wouldn’t like to have your address book shared with anyone else, would you? Well, there is a way how to manage privacy features for iOS 6 gadgets and solve possible problems. Our guide will help all iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 6 firmware.
iOS 6 Privacy Settings
Apple released its latest iOS firmware in September 2012. The Cupertino-based company also included new Privacy settings into this operating system which you can access by going to Settings – Privacy. There are a lot of categories that you can manage, including Contacts, Twitter, Photos, Facebook, Location Services, etc.
Once you choose a category, you will see a list of applications that request access to it. Users are able to disable and enable this access by choosing On & Off toggle for Photos, Calendars, Contacts and Reminders.
It is unclear how to manage your Bluetooth Sharing section because it is hard to find out which programs are able to share data via Bluetooth.
Managing Facebook and Twitter
Once you go to Facebook & Twitter section you will see the list of programs that request access to your social networks account. You can manage privacy features iOS 6 for limiting ad tracking. This feature, however, can be found in Settings – General – About – Advertising. This is where users are allowed to prevent programs from using your ad identifier to serve targeted advertisements.
Managing Location Services
You can find location services icons of different colors next to items that use your location. The icon of purple color means that your location services were used recently. The icon of gray color means that your location was used within 24 hours. The outlined icon means that the item uses a geofence.
In order to save your iOS 6 battery life you can go to Settings – Privacy – Location Services and disable location services for such applications as Cell Network Search, Genius, etc.