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iOS 17.3 Beta Introduces New 'Stolen Device Protection' Feature for iPhone

iOS 17.3 Beta Introduces New 'Stolen Device Protection' Feature for iPhone

Posted December 12, 2023 at 7:19pm by iClarified
Apple has introduced a new 'Stolen Device Protection' feature for iPhone in the first beta of iOS 17.3 seeded to developers today.

The feature adds an additional layer of security, making it harder for thieves to access your personal data even if your passcode has been compromised as well.

Stolen Device Protection - BETA PREVIEW


Testing is now available for Stolen Device Protection. This new feature adds an additional layer of security in the unlikely case that someone has stolen your phone and also obtained your passcode.


● Accessing your saved passwords requires Face ID to be sure it's you.
● Changing sensitive settings like your Apple ID password is protected by a security delay.
● No delay is required when iPhone is at familiar locations such as home and work.

BIOMETRICS ARE REQUIRED TO:
● Access iCloud Keychain passwords
● Apply for a new Apple Card
● Erase all content and settings
● Turn off Lost Mode
● Sending people money with Apple Cash
● Use your iPhone to set up a new device
● Use payment methods saved in Safari

BIOMETRICS + 1 HOUR WAIT ARE REQUIRED TO:
● Change your Apple ID password
● Enable recovery key
● Change trusted phone number or contact
● Add Face ID or Touch ID
● Remove Face ID or Touch ID
● Disable Find My
● Turn off Stolen Device Protection

The feature can enabled by navigating to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Stolen Device Protection.


[via WSJ]


iOS 17.3 Beta Introduces New 'Stolen Device Protection' Feature for iPhone
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