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Apple Improving Automatic Security Settings

Jul 5 2014, 12:30am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

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Apple Improving Automatic Security Settings
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The next iPhone could unlock at home and change settings on the fly

iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 are set to be the strongest and most secure combination of products on the market. In order to make it also easy to handle the security measures, Apple has filed a patent that details how they will set iPhones to automatically set new settings based on location settings, reports Apple Balla.

Using a combination of Wi-Fi networks, mobile phone signals, GPS, Bluetooth, and the proximity to other phones, iPhones will be able to understand where you are and make changes accordingly. Those changes will include a variety of things, but in particular they will make sure that your device is locked tight the higher the risk of theft in that location. At home, the device will unlock and remain easy to use, while on the street it will be locked down on an App by App basis.

Further, the device will be able to change the way that Apps work and even change the home screen when you are at home. In contrast, when you get to work you might find that your work Apps automatically open and are ready to use for the day.

Security has become a larger and larger concern in the past few years, as hacking and device theft have increased in popularity. This will hopefully make devices more secure while also keeping them easy to use. Some Android devices have similar features, and Google patented something like this last year, but so far no one has found a way to implement it successfully, which Apple hopes to do soon.


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