This post will walk you through activating an iOS 16 feature that puts your iPhone in a strictly limited interface to provide extreme system security against highly sophisticated cyber attacks. Here’s a quick guide to enable Lockdown Mode on the Apple iPhone 14 series.
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First introduced among other new features in iOS 16, Lockdown mode is an advanced security feature that you may opt to turn on or off on your iPhone.
When enabled, it protects your iPhone from the extremely rare but highly sophisticated cyber assaults including exploits by mercenary spyware, certain websites, apps and other types of digital threats.
In case you find the need to utilize this feature on your recently procured iPhone 14 smartphone, you can refer to these subsequent instructions.
- To begin, launch the iOS settings app menu on your iPhone.
You can find the Settings app shortcut icon from the Home screen or App library of your device. Just look for the gear-shaped icon then tap on it to open the app.
- While in the Settings app main screen, scroll to find then tap Privacy & Security.
Doing so launches another menu with inbuilt iOS features designed to ensure privacy and security on your device.
- Navigate to the Security section then tap Lockdown Mode.
This is the last option you’ll see in the list.
- A short overview about Lockdown mode like how it works or what it does to your iPhone will load up on the next screen. Read the details then tap Turn On Lockdown Mode to continue.
Additional information about Lockdown Mode will show up on the next screen. This is a more detailed note detailing which iOS features and system functions are affected and how they behave while the iPhone is in Lockdown Mode.
- Review all the given information to learn what to expect from certain features, apps, and websites in Lockdown mode.
When finished reviewing the additional details, tap Turn On Lockdown Mode at the bottom.
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Follow the rest of the onscreen prompts to finally put your iPhone in Lockdown Mode.
Among the iPhone features that become strictly limited while in Lockdown Mode are Messages, FaceTime, Web Browsing, Shared Albums, Device Connections, Apple Services and Profiles. That said, expect that these features may be blocked, limited or unavailable by then.
Exit & Disable Lockdown Mode on iPhone
Like other binary iOS features, lockdown mode can also be disabled anytime. If you no longer sense any cyber threats, you can exit lockdown mode to remove any imposed limits to certain iOS features.
- To switch your iPhone back to normal mode, repeat the same steps to return to the Privacy & Settings menu. Navigate to the Security section then tap Lockdown Mode. On the succeeding window, tap the option to Turn Off Lockdown Mode. Read the warning message then tap Turn off & Restart to confirm.
The phone will then instigate a system reboot to apply the recent changes. When it’s finished rebooting, normal system functions are restored. Lockdown Mode protection for Messages, FaceTime, web browsing, configuration profiles and other covered services will likewise be disabled for all apps and websites.
And that’s how you impose stricter security measures on your iPhone 14 against cyber assaults by activating Lockdown Mode.