5 features that secure an iPhone

5 features that secure an iPhone

New iPhone models are rolled out almost every year with better and upgraded features from its predecessors. From lightning-fast processors to new colors and display, there are plenty of upgraded features you can explore with each iteration of the iPhone. So, if you are considering an iPhone as your next smartphone, here are some of its features that will make a strong case for the iPhone.

  • Spill-proof casing
    All iPhones undergo rigorous testing under controlled laboratory conditions to check their resistance against splash, water, and dust. The latest iPhone has a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529, which means they can function at a maximum depth of four meters for up to 30 minutes. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529, making them functional at a maximum depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes. iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus has an IP67 rating, making it functional at a maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
  • Group video calling
    Apple did it before it was cool! Group FaceTime enables you to video call multiple people at the same time. It lets you start a Group video calling via the FaceTime app embedded in the Messages app. Here, you can add up to 32 people to a video call. To make the calling experience better, the person speaking automatically pops on the screen. This feature is available on iPhones and iPads with iOS 12.1.4 or later.
  • Secured web browsing
    You may have come across websites that are littered with pop-up ads based on your search history. This is possible because the website can access your browser’s search history, thereby collating data on you. However, the Safari web browser is embedded with on-device machine learning to help block these trackers.

Many advertisers can also create a “fingerprint” of a phone based on characteristics such as your browser configuration and even plug-ins installed on your phone. Safari prevents this with its built-in fingerprinting defense, sharing a simplified system profile with the websites. This makes it even more difficult for data companies to access your data.

  • Photos protected from unwanted exposure
    Photos and videos on your device are your private property and need to be secured. iPhones are designed in such a way that no one can access your photos and videos until you share them.

    Although some photos are processed in the cloud, the processing of images takes place on your device. Apple’s A13 Bionic chip performs over 100 billion operations per photo to recognize places and faces without ever leaving your device.

  • Lost your phone? Wipe it
    In iOS 12 or earlier, the ‘Find My iPhone’ option locates your phone and protects your data in case it is ever lost or stolen. All you need to do is sign into your iCloud account or the ‘Find My iPhone app’ to locate your phone. You can use the ‘Lost Mode’ to lock, or remotely erase all of your personal information.

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