Ten Security Tips for Personally Managed iPhones and iPads - Slide 8

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Location Services can be used by applications on your iOS device to track your location. Unless there is some critical need for applications to know your location at all times, Location Services should be turned off, or toggled on and off only as needed.

  1. Go to Settings (Settings > General on iPads)
  2. Set "Location Services" to OFF

Applications that use Location Services will ask to use Location Services the first time they are launched. Consider these requests carefully and only enable Location Services when absolutely necessary.

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing devices are becoming our go-to devices when it comes to getting things done, especially outside of the traditional office setting. They're just too convenient, and the increasing power packed into these gadgets means that some of them are worthy (or nearly worthy) of supplanting the laptops and desktops they once supplemented.

However, the smaller form factor of these devices, the "nomadic" nature in which they are used and the proliferation of different strategies (or inadequate ones) for securing these devices means that they create their own kinds of risks to your business data.

Given the risks, it’s important to adhere to strong security practices, especially if your device is personally managed and not administered by your company’s IT department. This slideshow features recommendations from The Information Assurance Mission at the NSA for securing your personally managed iPhone or iPad.

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