Apple to introduce ‘lockdown mode’ to prevent digital hacks

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Apple to introduce ‘lockdown mode’ to prevent digital hacks

Apple users will soon have the option to lock down their iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

According to Apple, “Lockdown Mode” will be included in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura this fall.

The device’s Lockdown Mode will restrict some functionalities, such as blocking FaceTime calls from people you haven’t called before and some web browsing features. Lockdown Mode is “an extreme, optional protection for the very small number of users who face grave, targeted threats to their digital security.”

Lockdown Mode will also restrict web browsing options, disable features like link previews, and restrict the majority of mail attachments.

Additionally, users won’t be able to utilize a mobile device management program on their work phones or access PCs when their phone is locked.