iPhone 7 – Missing features

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iPhone 7 is set for release in September alongside the iPhone 7 Plus variant which is much larger and considered more of a phablet. There have been different rumors circulating purporting to know exactly what the iPhone 7 is going to look like and how well it is expected to function.

While some of the sources are reliable, the specifications will be known for sure once the phone is released by the manufacturer. Aspects of the pone such as design have all but been confirmed by the availability of different accessories such as screen protectors and cases.

There are a number of missing features in the iPhone 7:

Iris scanner

The iris scanner is not present in the iPhone 7 but it is expected in the iPhone 8. Samsung moved to the iris sensor in the 2016 flagships. Including a fingerprint scanner would have placed the iPhone 7 a step above other flagships as the use of this technology provides for more secure communication and transaction via devices.

The fingerprint scanner has been used in phones for some time now and while it is also a way of securing mobile phone transactions and access, the iris scanner is the next step up in securing these transactions further.

Headphone Jack

It is highly likely that Apple has done away with the 3.5 mm jack that was present in previous models. Instead, there has been a leak about a lightning charger which further confirms the speculation.

The rumor about this led to up to 300,000 users signing an online petition to have the jack kept. However, this opens up more use of wireless and Bluetooth headsets for music lovers which could be a step in the right direction.

It is speculated that the lack of the headphone jack is one of the ways to better make the phone waterproof. It is also a way to create more space for bigger batteries and even possibly increase the capacity of the phones without having to forego some important features to achieve this.

Home screen button

The traditional home screen button has been omitted in the iPhone 7. This has had a positive welcome because it has been replaced by Touch ID and a haptic response that gives the feel of pressing a button although the physical button has been removed.

 

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iPhone 7 – Missing features

Basic Security Tips For iPhone Users

At a time, when cybercrime is one the rise and security has taken the most crucial role, people look to secure their gadgets all the time. It is considered that the iPhones are secured. However, there is always scope of improvements. The recent hacking on the Apple proved that no gadget is secured. However, simple practices and the efforts can also enhance the security of the iPhone. Here are the simple tips that can improve the security of the iPhone.

Password

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People generally keep 4 digit digital code for unlocking the phone. However, strong password can eliminate the fear of hacking at the first place. The unlocking password is the first gateway and one must take it pretty seriously. A strong password with the combination of letters, numbers and symbols is most effective password for iPhone.

Lock Screen Notification

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It does not matter how strong your password is, the lock screen notifications can always reveal some of your information. It is therefore best to disable the lock screen notification to give no ground to the hackers in case your iPhone is attacked. You can change it from the Settings within the Passcode section of the iPhone.

Two Step Verifications

You must turn on the two step verifications for the Apple ID and the iCloud services. These are the most vulnerable features of the iPhone and you must ensure tightest security possible for the sake of security. You can register another device that you control for the verification process and ensure highest security standard.

Siri

Siri is interesting and equally fascinating. However, you must disable the Siri when the screen is locked. This is the best practice for highest security standard. Also you must disable the activation of Siri with the voice command of “Hey Siri”. These are very significant security tips for the iPhones.

Auto Sync to iCloud

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You must disable the auto sync to the iCloud. This can be very disastrous for the iPhone users. One must ensure that iCloud has only those data that you want, the auto sync feature can put everything there and that is very vulnerable indeed.

Wi-Fi Connections

The iPhone users generally have automatic Wi-Fi connections for the previously used or known networks. However, cybercrime can take place by using the fake network for Wi-Fi on the same ground to access your data. It is true that auto recognition and connection to the networks saves time and efforts but that can prone to hacking.

Apps and browsers

Your browsers have the options for cookies, turning those off can be very good security options. You can always turn off the auto fill options as well. You must not allow the apps to use your personal details in order to enhance the security.

Security Apps

There are ranges of security apps available free or paid for the iPhones. You can use the security apps to increase the security level even more. Security apps like mSecure, Lookout, Best Phone Security Pro, Foscam Surveillance Pro are few of the examples of the security apps.

You can ensure higher security of your iPhones with these simple tips.

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Basic Security Tips For iPhone Users