Apple Rolls Out Stolen Device Protection Feature in iOS 17.3 Beta

Soon after releasing the latest iOS 17.2 update publicly, Apple has blasted out a special preference by providing developers with the introduction of the first ever iOS 17.3 beta. At the same time, an all-new security feature called Stolen Device Protection is arriving with the latest beta update, which is now available for testing.

Investigators have examined several cases that offer details about the rapid increase in iPhone thefts. The statistics usually involve data about those victims who have been attacked by the attackers while entering their iPhone’s passcode without stealing their smartphones.

As a result, users won’t be able to access their Apple ID, as the attackers have changed the Apple ID password, and users get locked out of their Apple accounts and even from iCloud Backups. Interestingly, Apple is introducing a seamless solution to solve this frustrating threat, Stolen Device Protection for iPhones.

Apple explains the workings of the Stolen Device Protection feature.

After taking the security of its users into consideration, Apple has significantly created a unique two-tier regarding the working of Stolen Device Protection, which offers a seamless and user-friendly experience while also improving the users’ security and privacy.

Apple has illustrated the Stolen Device Protection feature as “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, and no delay is required when the iPhone is at familiar locations such as home and work, respectively.”

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How do I enable the Stolen Device Protection Feature on an iPhone?

Just by following these simple steps, you can easily turn on the Stolen Device Protection feature on your iPhone. Firstly, make sure that your iPhone is running on the newly-released iOS 17.3 beta >> Settings app >> Face ID & Passcode >> Stolen Device Protection.

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