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Apple Use the built-in security and privacy protections of iPod touch Manual

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Use the built-in security and privacy protections of iPod touch

iPod touch is designed to protect your data and your privacy. Built-in security features help prevent anyone but you from accessing the data on your iPod touch and in iCloud. Built-in privacy features minimize how much of your information is available to anyone but you, and you can adjust what information is shared and where you share it.

To take maximum advantage of the security and privacy features built into iPod touch, follow these practices:

Set a strong passcode

Setting a passcode to unlock iPod touch is the most important thing you can do to safeguard your device. See Set a passcode on iPod touch.

Turn on Find My iPod touch

Find My helps you find your iPod touch if it’s lost or stolen and prevents anyone else from activating or using your iPod touch if it’s missing. See Add your iPod touch to Find My.

Keep your Apple ID secure

Your Apple ID provides access to your data in iCloud and your account information for services like the App Store and Apple Music. To learn how to protect the security of your Apple ID, see Keep your Apple ID secure on iPod touch.

Use Sign in with Apple when it’s available

To help you set up accounts, many apps and websites offer Sign in with Apple. Sign in with Apple limits the information shared about you, it conveniently uses the Apple ID you already have, and it provides the security of two-factor authentication. See Sign in with Apple on iPod touch.

Let iPod touch create a strong password if Sign in with Apple isn’t available

For a strong password that you don’t have to remember, let iPod touch create it when you sign up for a service on a website or in an app. See Automatically fill in strong passwords on iPod touch.

Control the app data and location information you share

You can review and adjust the data you share with apps, the location information you share, and how Apple delivers advertising to you in the App Store, Apple News, and Stocks.

Review the privacy practices of apps before you download them

Every app’s product page in the App Store shows a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices, including what data is collected (iOS 14.3 or later). See Get apps in the App Store on iPod touch.

Better understand the privacy of your browsing activities in Safari and help protect yourself against malicious websites

Safari helps prevent trackers from following you across websites. You can review the Privacy Report to see a summary of trackers that have been encountered and prevented by Intelligent Tracking Prevention on the current webpage you’re visiting. You can also review and adjust Safari settings to keep your browsing activities private from others who use the same device, and help protect yourself from malicious websites. See Browse privately in Safari on iPod touch.

Control app tracking

Starting with iOS 14.5, all apps must receive your permission before tracking you across apps and websites owned by other companies to target advertising to you or share your information with a data broker. After you grant or deny permission to an app, you can change permission later, and you can stop all apps from requesting permission.

To get personalized support for these practices, go to the Apple Support website (not available in all countries or regions).

To learn more about how Apple protects your information, go to the Privacy website.

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