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How to turn on Stolen Device Protection on iPhone 15 Pro max

Écrit par : Karl Leuang



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Intro: The new feature of Stolen Device Protection on iPhone 15 Pro Max will be helpful when you are worried about your data on a lost iPhone.

Do you want to know how to enable the Stolen Device Protection feature on your iPhone 15 Pro Max? This new feature adds an extra layer of security to your phone when you lose it or a thief takes it, making it harder for anyone who might get hold of it to access your sensitive data.

In this blog, I'll guide you through the steps to enable the Stolen Device Protection on iPhone 15 Pro Max and explain how it works if your phone is lost or stolen. 

Why should you turn on the Stolen Device Protection on iPhone 15 Pro Max?

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The iPhone and iOS have a reputation for their strong privacy protection. However, as time passes, hackers and thieves have improved new methods to access private and sensitive data from lost iPhones. In some cases, thieves secretly observe their victims in public as they enter their passcode before stealing the device. Armed with the passcode, criminals could drain bank accounts, steal passwords, and make the iPhone untraceable.

Apple's "Stolen Device Protection" feature requires Face ID/Touch ID authentication to access passwords and options for erasing the device, Lost Mode settings, and Safari purchases. It also enforces a one-hour security delay on changing Apple ID passwords, but not if the device is at a trusted location like home or work.

What must you prepare before you turn on the Stolen Device Protection on iPhone 15 Pro Max?

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You must complete some preparations and settings before activating Stolen Device Protection on your iPhone 15 Pro Max. Please check and make sure you follow the requirements below:

1st: Update to Latest version iOS system

When Apple released iOS 17.3 in January, it introduced a Stolen Device Protection feature to provide iPhone 15 pro max and other users with added security. Please make sure to upgrade your phone to the latest verstion of the iOS system.

2nd: Turn On Two-Factor Authentication

This extra layer of security for your Apple ID is crucial. It requires a second verification code sent to your trusted device or phone number whenever you sign in from a new device.

3rd: Ensure that Passcode & Biometrics are set up correctly.

A strong passcode and either Face ID or Touch ID are essential for your iPhone's overall security. These features act as the first line of defense against unauthorized access.

4th: Turn on "Find My iPhone" feature on your iPhone 15 Pro Max

This built-in Apple service is vital for functioning Stolen Device Protection. It lets you locate your lost or stolen iPhone, erase its data remotely, and even activate Lost Mode. You can not turn off Find My while Stolen Device Protection is active.

5th Optional Step: Turn on Significant Locations

While not mandatory, enabling Significant Locations within Location Services can further enhance Stolen Device Protection. This feature helps your iPhone recognize familiar places like your home or work, potentially triggering additional security measures when you're not in these locations.

If you've completed all the steps above, you can proceed to set up stolen protection on your iPhone 15 Pro Max by follow the steps blow:

How To Turn On Stolen Device Protection on iPhone 15 Pro Max

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Now make sure your iPhone 15 pro max is with the latest iOS, and follow these Steps to Enable Stolen Device Protection:

  1. Open Settings App
  2. Access Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode
  3. Enter Device Passcode
  4. Locate Stolen Device Protection
  5. Toggle on the Switch
  6. Choose Activation:
    • Away from Familiar Locations
    • Always

Final Thoughts

It's essential to keep your iPhone 15 Pro Max safe from theft so your data and accounts are not compromised. One great feature that can help with this is Stolen Device Protection. This feature makes it harder for someone to access your data by requiring extra verification for specific actions like turning off Find My iPhone or changing your Apple ID password.

Enabling Stolen Device Protection is quick and easy and can give you a lot of peace of mind. Just taking a few minutes to activate this feature can make a big difference in protecting your device and sensitive information. We encourage all iPhone 15 users to turn on Stolen Device Protection and enjoy its extra security. Remember, the little things can make a big difference when it comes to keeping your device and information safe.

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About the Author

Karl Liang

A son, a husband, and a father.

I am A tech geek from Frisco, Texas, running Thinborne, a company offering super-thin phone case made of 600d aramid fiber. 

I share my passion and knowledge for all things tech with anyone who wants to listen!

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