Are you concerned about people and companies gaining access to your personal data—contacts, photos, videos, and more—stored on your iPhone and iPad, and about keeping private information private? Connect and Secure Your iPhone and iPad for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 helps with every dimension of controlling your own device, protecting it from marketers, thieves, and other illegal or unwanted access.
The book covers networking thoroughly in the first section, including all the basics and advanced steps in connecting safely and consistently to Wi-Fi networks, managing cellular usage to avoid being throttled for overuse, sending and receiving files via AirDrop, and using AirPlay for streaming media.
The privacy section details how your private information might be sniffed while you’re using apps and browsing, and what you can do to limit or block that kind of snooping. It explains several Apple choices intended to prevent disclosure of your information and Safari’s anti-tracking technologies so you can make informed decisions. The book tells you how to block people making unwanted calls and sending iMessages, text messages, and emails you don’t want to receive, as well as use third-party apps to block spammers and scammers. And find out about new data protection rights in the European Union and (soon) in California.
In the third part, security, find out how to work with Apple’s advanced two-factor authentication—and make sure you don’t wind up locked out of your account. You’ll learn why a secure tunnel, or virtual private network (VPN), is worth paying for and how to set it up. You also find out all the ins and outs of Apple’s updated and expanded Find Me service, which can help you recover stolen devices or find lost ones, even when they’re just missing in the couch cushions.
For anyone trying to maximize their safety and privacy, this book has all the answers, with friendly step-by-step guidance alongside explanations.
Hey, What’s This?
We can focus our attention on only so many books, so when our friend and longtime collaborator Glenn Fleishman proposed creating this book on his own, we jumped at the chance to bring it to you alongside our Take Control titles. It’s his book, so it looks a little different, but the content is rock solid.