Security check! How to keep your iOS devices free from stalkers

Apple makes it easy for anyone to give their close friends and family access to their iPhone. You can set people as your emergency contacts, keep them informed of your whereabouts, and more. The same goes for your installed apps, many of which are allowed to read a ton of your data and access your sensors like your location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts.

However, for people in abusive relationships, these convenient features can become a nightmare and allow others to harass you. That’s especially true for someone who is sharing, say, a iPad registered with your Apple ID with a partner they can no longer trust. For these cases, Apple offers a circuit breaker-like tool called “Security Checkup” on iPhones that allows you to instantly revoke all data access, sign out of devices, and pause location sharing. Here’s how to use it.

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